Adam Zagoria reports Lance Thomas, a 6'8" defensive specialist who played 106 games for the Hornets/Pelicans the last three seasons, has been invited to the Nets mini-camp next week. Thomas played for the Nets summer league team in 2010 but was cut in training camp.
In three NBA seasons, the Brooklyn-born, New Jersey-raised Thomas averaged 3.0 points in 12.4 minutes. Early last season, he was cut by the Pelicans and signed in China, where he averaged 26.1 points, 11th in the CBA, and 10.8 rebounds. Thomas, now 26, was part of Duke's 2010 NCAA Champions along with Mason Plumlee.
Among the others invited to the four-day camp, according to reports, are four US college players who played overseas last year: Dominique Archie, a 6'7" forward from South Carolina who played in Italy and averaged 15.7 points and 7.1 rebounds; Nick Minnerath, a 6'9" power forward from Detroit Mercy who played in France and averaged 11.9 points while shooting 41.3 percent from three; Jack Cooley, another 6'9" power forward, from Notre Dame, who played in Turkey and averaged 12.7 and 6.2; and Kyle Hunt, a 6'8" power forward from Oklahoma A&S who played in Argentina and averaged 10.9 and 7.9.
The camp roster should be finalized in the next few days.