Exclusive: Catching Up With Lance Thomas in Vegas

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.



  1. John in MO

    July 8, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    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.

  2. 504ever

    July 8, 2012 at 10:30 pm

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

  3. NOH Domination

    July 8, 2012 at 10:34 pm

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

    • macs21

      July 8, 2012 at 10:46 pm

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

    • Nik

      July 8, 2012 at 10:49 pm

      who is geralda?

      • 504ever

        July 8, 2012 at 10:59 pm

        I heard it as “Jrue Holiday”.

    • ben

      July 8, 2012 at 10:58 pm

      I think he said Jrue Holiday

    • Joe Gerrity

      July 9, 2012 at 1:12 am

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

      • Ron

        July 9, 2012 at 7:49 am

        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.

      • Joe Gerrity

        July 9, 2012 at 3:06 pm

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

    • Andrew Smith

      July 9, 2012 at 9:19 am

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

  4. NOH2313

    July 9, 2012 at 1:03 am

    17 pounds already? Damn.

  5. nolahog

    July 9, 2012 at 1:26 am

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

  6. nicks65

    July 9, 2012 at 5:47 am

    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

      July 9, 2012 at 6:03 am

      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!

  7. Josh

    July 11, 2012 at 10:21 am

    I hope we keep Lance Thomas.

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