Hornets Sign Thomas

Published: February 16, 2012

Lance Thomas has gotten his second 10-day deal with the New Orleans Hornets, likely a response to Carl Landry’s inactivity.

The New Orleans Hornets announced today that they have signed forward Lance Thomas to a second 10-day contract.

Thomas, a Duke University product, has appeared in seven games for the Hornets this season, averaging 2.0 points and 2.4 rebounds (1.6 offensive) in just under seven minutes per game. Thomas appeared in two regular season games with the Hornets before being released on December 31st, 2011, and in two preseason games with New Orleans (both starts), he averaged 3.5 points and 4.5 rebounds.

The 6’8” forward was originally re-signed by the Hornets to a 10-day contract February 6th from the Austin Toros of the NBA Development League. In 19 games (all starts) for the Toros this season, Thomas averaged 15.2 points, 7.7 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 32.6 minutes of play and was selected to the 2012 NBDL All-Star game. The Scotch Plains, New Jersey native also played for the Toros during the 2010-11 season, averaging 12.6 points and 5.5 rebounds in 46 games (all starts).


  1. 504ever

    February 16, 2012 at 7:17 pm

    How many 10 days can you sign (in a row, I think) until they have to keep you for the year? I am wondering if we keep Lance Thomas as an energy guy big (who has been very effecient when on the floor) after we trade Kaman and Landry.

    • Jason Calmes

      February 16, 2012 at 8:28 pm

      2. Timing doesn’t matter. AFter the second, the only way to get that player to play for you that season is a deal for the rest of the season at least.

  2. 504ever

    February 16, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    So after this 10 day, the Hornets have to keep him if they want him any more?

    Also, 42, were you by any chance a big fan of the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy?

    • Jason Calmes

      February 16, 2012 at 11:11 pm

      That is my understanding.

      And I have read most of Mr. Adams’ work.

  3. 504ever

    February 16, 2012 at 11:34 pm

    So you’re picking 42 as an (old) screen name wasn’t a random event?

    • Jason Calmes

      February 17, 2012 at 6:00 am

      Finite improbability.

      The relation to Mr. Adams isn’t as direct as you may be thinking, however.

      • 504ever

        February 17, 2012 at 5:27 pm

        Finite improbability what a Kill-o-Zap comment.

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