Former Duke basketball forward Lance Thomas gathering NBA interest

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Former Duke basketball forward Lance Thomas. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)

Former Duke basketball forward Lance Thomas is gathering interest from NBA teams ahead of the league's restart in Orlando.

Lance Thomas' NBA career might not be over just yet as the former Duke Blue Devil is gathering interest from teams ahead of the league's restart in Orlando.

Thomas, who last played for the New York Knicks, was waived by the franchise last offseason before signing with the crosstown rival Brooklyn Nets.

The veteran did not play a game in the 2019-20 season for the Nets as Brooklyn waived the former Blue Devil prior to the season.

SNY's Ian Begley was the first to report the interest in Thomas as NBA teams were eligible to sign free agents starting on June 23, but that window will close at 11:59 p.m. ET on June 30.

Signing free agents is not just limited to the 22 teams that will head south to Orlando, Florida to play in the NBA's resumed season, rather all 30 teams in the league can sign free agents during this time period.

The interest that Thomas is drawing is from teams that will be playing in the conclusion of the 2019-20 season.

Lance Thomas, a 2010 National Champion with the Duke Blue Devils, played in 46 games with the Knicks in the 2018-19 season, averaging 4.5 points and 2.5 rebounds per game while shooting 39.6 percent from the field and 28.7 percent from 3-point range.

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The 32-year old has spent eight seasons in the NBA with three franchises, the New Orleans Hornets/Pelicans, the Oklahoma City Thunder, and the Knicks.

New Orleans and Oklahoma City will be playing in the resumed season while the Knicks did not qualify with yet another disappointing season. The Brooklyn Nets will also be playing in the restart down in Orlando.

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As players and teams report to training camp in their own facilities, the NBA will resume competition on July 30 at the ESPN's Wide World of Sports Complex, inside Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida.

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