Nets close to signing Lance Thomas

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The Brooklyn Nets are close to a deal with ex-New York Knick forward Lance Thomas, according to Ian Begley of SNY.

The 32-year-old was with the Nets during training camp on a non-guaranteed contract, but was waived before the beginning of the season.

Thomas hasn’t played in the NBA this season, but has eight years of experience with the New Orleans Hornets/Pelicans, Oklahoma City Thunder and Knicks.

In 392 career games, Thomas has averaged 5.2 points and 2.6 rebounds per game.

If Thomas reaches a deal with the Nets, he will join Jamal Crawford, Michael Beasley and Donta Hall as newly-signed players for the season restart.