The New Orleans Hornets rewarded forward day contract on Thursday.

Thomas has posted averages of 2.0 points and 2.4 rebounds in seven appearances for the club this season.

The Duke product began the year with New Orleans, but was released on December 31 after playing in two contests.

He then spent 19 games with Austin of the NBADL, striking for 15.2 points, 7.7 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game before the Hornets signed him to the original 10-day contract on February 6.