Knicks’ Thomas out at least four weeks after knee procedure

Forward Lance Thomas has served as a veteran presence for the Knicks this season.

New York Knicks forward Lance Thomas has undergone arthroscopic surgery to remove loose bodies on his left knee and will miss at least four weeks, the team announced in a news release.

Thomas, 30, is averaging 3.9 points and 2.2 rebounds this season.

His playing time has decreased recently but he has garnered praise from new Knicks coach David Fizdale for his leadership qualities.

Thomas’ contract for next season is not guaranteed, making him a potential trade candidate, particularly around the deadline in early February or as the draft nears in June.