Thomas, 23, made his NBA debut with the Hornets earlier this season, appearing briefly in two games. He saw more frequent action during his last week and a half in New Orleans, averaging 2.6 PPG, 3.4 RPG, and 8.8 MPG in five contests.
NBA teams are permitted to sign players to two 10-day contracts during the season. If the Hornets want to retain Thomas when his second 10-day deal expires, they'll need to sign him for the remainder of the season. For more information on 10-day contracts, check out our primer.