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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. Cowbell Kingdom

March 5, 2015 Updates

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. Cowbell Kingdom

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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 Twitter @SpearsNBAYahoo

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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. Sporting News

January 16, 2015 Updates

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. New York Post

January 15, 2015 Updates

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. CBSSports.com

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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. CSNBayArea.com

October 28, 2014 Updates

They’ll also be active on the trade market, and I’d love to see them either move Jason Thompson or use him as a backup center. In Gay, Derrick Williams, and even Omri Casspi, the Kings have the tools to play small-ball lineups, but that will be a tiny feature of their rotation as long as Malone starts the Cousins-Thompson duo. The rising cap has renewed interest in Thompson as a bench big, according to several sources across the league. Grantland

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