Exclusive: Catching Up With Lance Thomas in Vegas

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Published: July 8, 2012

We caught up with USA Select Team member Lance Thomas about what’s going on in Vegas. As usual, Lance was a pleasure. Give the guy a follow on twitter and show him some love.

A few highlights from the interview–

  • Lance has to play for a contract during training camp and summer league this year.
  • He’s out in Vegas just as long as we are.
  • Per coach Monty’s request, he’s working on his jumper and adding muscle (17 pounds since the season ended)
  • He sees himself as a SF or PF, but he can guard three positions.
  • Is there anything that he would tell a coach he can’t do? Nope!
  • His relationship with Coach K is probably better than ever.

 

16 comments
Josh
Josh

I hope we keep Lance Thomas.

nicks65
nicks65

It is hard not to root for this guy. I know he isn't the answer, but my hopes are up that he can be our next "elite" fifth or sixth big :).

Michael McNamara
Michael McNamara

Elite Fifth Big has been registered and copyrighted by McNamara Corp. Any using of this phrase must be accompanied by written consent of such usage by McNamara Corp. Seriously, though, I don't know if Thomas can be an elite 5th, but I am starting to believe he can be a transcendent 6th big. Transcendent!

nolahog
nolahog

I'd like to see Lance and Jerome (Slice & Dice) Dyson back this year.

NOH2313
NOH2313

17 pounds already? Damn.

NOH Domination
NOH Domination

Who did he say he was impressed with as a player?

Andrew Smith
Andrew Smith

Sorry about that guys, if its any consolation your right about him saying Jrue Holiday.

Joe Gerrity
Joe Gerrity

Apologies! Next time we'll use the mic. Didn't seem necessary this time, but apparently we were mistaken.

Joe Gerrity
Joe Gerrity

We're working on the microphone situation. Hopefully it will be "cleared up" (ha!) by the start of summer league.

Ron
Ron

In all the interviews I've listened to on this site, the interviewer's voice has always sounded clear but the player's voice has always been drowned or almost drowned out by background noise.

ben
ben

I think he said Jrue Holiday

Nik
Nik

who is geralda?

504ever
504ever

I heard it as "Jrue Holiday".

macs21
macs21

Seconded. I couldn't make that out either, even tried replaying it a few times.

504ever
504ever

What a great guy. I am rooting for Lance to make the Hornets team.

John in MO
John in MO

Hey Socks, knock 'em dead out there. We're rootin' for you to make the team out this end! Thanks to Hornets247 for keeping tabs. I appreciate it.