Jason Thompson RumorsAll NBA Players
Height: 6-11 / 2.11
Weight:250 lbs. / 113.4 kg.
Height: 6-11 / 2.11
Weight:250 lbs. / 113.4 kg.
Sean Cunningham: Predictably so, told Jason Thompson is thrilled to be heading home to Philly. His franchise high games played ends at 541 – 405 as starter
Derek Bodner: League source confirms the #sixers get the Kings 2018 1st round pick (at earliest) and right to swap 1st rd pick with Kings in 2016 + 2017.
The Sacramento Kings cleared about $16 million in salary-cap space on Wednesday night, unloading two significant contracts onto the Philadelphia 76ers, league sources told Yahoo Sports. The Kings traded forwards Carl Landry and Jason Thompson and 2014 No. 8 overall draft pick Nik Stauskas to the 76ers for the rights to overseas players and a future second-round draft pick, sources said. The Kings will send the Sixers a protected future first-round draft pick as part of the deal, league sources told Yahoo Sports.
Zach Lowe: Hearing the Sixers have also acquired the rights to at least one Sacto draft pick in this trade. Digging further.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Sacramento is trading Jason Thompson and Carl Landry as part of a salary dump to the Philadelphia 76ers. The Kings are sending Nik Staukas to the 76ers as part of the deal too, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Sacramento is clearing the space for a pursuit in free agency, league sources tell Yahoo. Stauskas had been pursued by several teams. 76ers sending the rights of oveseas players to Kings as part of Philly wanted Stauskus and will take on Thompson/Landry salaries.
Bill Herenda: #Kings PF Jason Thompson on Cousins w/ @Frank Isola & @Brian Scalabrine on @SiriusXMNBA “Sometimes it’s not all about what u can bring to a team”: 19 more rumors
David ‘Dubi’ Pick: Kings Jason Thompson traveling overseas to support younger brother Ryan Thompson, Bamberg in German playoffs.
Jason Thompson: Thanks to @stevenash for setting an example of how to do it right on and off the court. Congrats! #TwoTimeMVP #Respect
You’ve had to reinvent yourself again and again. That’s probably the thing that is going to define you at the end of your career – the fact that you never had the chance to stay with somebody and grow into a role, it’s always something new. How much has that hurt you overall? Jason Thompson: That’s tough. You always want to have a good legacy. I think over the years, in high school I grew nine inches and got better stats-wise. In college grew three inches and all of my stats went up. I think numbers-wise, my first two years in my NBA career were my best. It’s kind of tough. It’s one thing if you’ve had the same amount of shots and your numbers went down. And then your role changes and you’re a defensive stopper too. Sometimes you make sacrifices to make the team better and the team has had spurts, but it hasn’t turned into the wins and the success, so it’s kind of disappointing. Some of the things that I’ve done over the years don’t show up on the stat sheets, but if you know the game of basketball then you know I’m doing something.
Every time you lose your head coach, you seem to lose your starting job… Jason Thompson: For the record, I don’t think it’s losing my starting job, most of them say it’s not a demotion, it’s the matchups, but yeah.
Jason Thompson will pass Peja Stojakovic on Friday night as the all-time leader in games played by a King in the Sacramento era. It’s a feat that many would celebrate. 519 games with one franchise is rare in today’s game. The Kings intend to do something special for their starting power forward when the team returns to Sacramento later this month, but Thompson would just assume they didn’t.
Marc J. Spears: The Kings might not be done as they are still considering dealing Nik Stauskas and Jason Thompson, source said.
Marc J. Spears: Kings want Goran Dragic “bad,” source said. Sac could move Jason Thompson & Nik Stauskas to clear salary cap space for max offer in offseason
Alex Kennedy: Kings have been offering a package that includes Nik Stauskas to see what it could return, per sources. Seems SAC wants to make splashy move
Now that new coach George Karl is in place in Sacramento, sources told Sporting News this week that the Kings have stepped up their focus on re-arranging the roster in order to bring in the type of athletic, versatile players that suit Karl’s aggressive and up-tempo style of play. Even before the hiring of Karl, the team has been shopping big man Jason Thompson, reserve forward Derrick Williams and—in lieu of a first-round pick—rookie Nik Stauskas.
The Nets have been in discussions about trading either Lopez or Deron Williams this season, including talks with the Kings that would have centered around Williams going to Sacramento in exchange for Darren Collison, Jason Thompson and Derrick Williams. Those talks were held up, however, by the Kings being interested in Mason Plumlee and the Nets in rookie Nik Stauskas, both non-starters for the other team.
Forward Jason Thompson has long been available in trade talks, but a deal involving Thompson likely would happen separately. The Kings are trying to move him, but Thompson’s contract will be more valuable this summer or at next season’s trade deadline heading into 2016-17, when only $2.7 million of his $6.8 million will be guaranteed.
Marc Stein: Kings original offers to Detroit in June featured Jason Thompson/Derrick Williams. Subsequent pitches involved Landry subbed in for Williams
Multiple sources stressed no deal is imminent, however. The Yahoo report said the Kings were interested in also acquiring young Nets center Mason Plumlee in a deal, but sources emphatically said Plumlee will not be traded anywhere.
Tim Bontemps: Multiple league sources confirm Nets-Kings talks about Deron Williams. All stress deal isn’t close, and that Mason Plumlee is going nowhere.
A hiccup in the trade is Sacramento coveting Mason Plumlee, who is not part of the deal as currently proposed. Plumlee would upgrade the Kings at the power forward spot forming an imposing frontcourt along with DeMarcus Cousins and Rudy Gay. All three were teammates on Team USA that captured the FIBA World Cup in Spain this offseason.