The Nets have agreed to terms with forward Lance Thomas, the team announced ahead of Friday's media day.
SNY's Ian Begley had previously reported that the team was in conversations with the former Knick, who will look to serve as a stopgap in the Nets' rotation while Wilson Chandler serves a 25-game suspension for violating the league's performance-enhancing drug policy at the start of the season.
Thomas, 31, is entering his ninth NBA season, having spent the last five as a member of the Knicks. He averaged 20.7 minutes per game in 264 games with the Knicks, getting the start in 92 of them. He averaged 6.0 points and 2.6 rebounds per game with New York overall, but played in just 46 games in 2018-19 while dealing with a myriad of injuries. Thomas has some familiarity with Kevin Durant, having played with the big-ticket free agent acquisition in Oklahoma City.
Thomas was a four-year player at Duke and was a member of the Blue Devils team that won the National Championship in 2010. He also attended St. Benedict's Prep in Newark before beginning his collegiate career.
The Nets' training camp roster now stands at 20 players, which means it is increasingly unlikely that Brooklyn will sign another former Knick, Carmelo Anthony.