HoopsHype Jason Thompson rumors

February 19, 2013 Updates
January 31, 2013 Updates

As for the Kings’ future, Thompson said he’s not getting too worked up about the proposed sale of the franchise to a Seattle investment group that plans to move the team to Washington state. In the meantime, at least one group is trying to put together an offer to keep the Kings in Sacramento, where they have called home since 1985. “Of course I want to stay in Sac,” he said. “Every year there’s talk about going somewhere — Anaheim one year, Virginia Beach another year, now Seattle. I told the media you don’t think you’re going to move until you’re told. It’s all speculation. All of us love the city of Sac.” phillyburbs.com

January 9, 2013 Updates

Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson couldn't be reached for comment Wednesday morning, and city officials said they had not confirmed that any deal existed. At about 12:40, Johnson tweeted, "Bottom line Sacramento: it's not over... ." "We've heard nothing from the NBA and nothing from the Kings organization and so for us, it wouldn't be appropriate for us to be commenting on rumors," said Sacramento Assistant City Manager John Dangberg. The news reports apparently spread quickly through the Kings organization, with both players Jason Thompson and DeMarcus Cousins tweeting "Wow." Sacramento Bee

January 3, 2013 Updates
December 25, 2012 Updates

His work ethic is exhaustive, truly unlike anything witnessed on the Kings' premises. His postgame routine alone consists of watching entire replays and detailing every possession, a process that takes an estimated two hours. After five hours of sleep, he wakes up and prepares for practices that are brisk, specific and often lengthy. When the schedule permits, he drives to the Bay Area to spend time with his wife and two teenage sons. But while he sweats, his dress shirts soaked after games, Smart never hangs his head. With a few shrewd moves, he still thinks he can fix this. Can turn Cousins' head back around. Can solve the mystery of Evans and his ailing knee. Can coax ball movement and cohesiveness out of his individualists. Can convince Robinson and Jason Thompson to become more consistent rebounders. Can entice fans back into the arena with a more entertaining product. Sacramento Bee

December 18, 2012 Updates

Instead, it’s been just the opposite. When games take a turn for the worst, they lose faith in the process and each other. In losses this season, they’ve posted an unacceptable true-shooting percentage of 48.9 percent, while in wins that number skyrockets to 55.5 percent. Their offense is nowhere near as good as it should be considering the number of scorers they have. “Sometimes if the game might be double-digits (and) they might have a lead, we’ll take (the quick) shot,” said Kings power forward Jason Thompson. “When really you’ve got to get the motion going and make the extra pass and get an easy basket.” Cowbell Kingdom

November 14, 2012 Updates
October 29, 2012 Updates

The NBA is a fraternity. And just like any brotherhood, new members earn their stripes through a little bit of hazing. Jason Thompson went through it. Jimmer Fredette went through it. And this year, Thomas Robinson is no exception. At last night’s open practice at Sleep Train Arena, the rookie power forward was forced to showcase his vocal talents for the fans in attendance. Fortunately for him, he had a little help from teammate Tyler Honeycutt. Cowbell Kingdom

July 16, 2012 Updates
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July 11, 2012 Updates

Today is the first official day that teams can actually sign free agent and the Sacramento Kings wasted no time announcing the signing of their number one priority in free agency, fifth year power forward Jason Thompson. While terms of the agreement are unknown at this time, published reports have the deal at five years with an approximate salary of $6 million a season. The official press release is below. Cowbell Kingdom

July 9, 2012 Updates

Jason Thompson will return to the Kings after an agreement was reached on a multi-year deal Sunday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed and Kings basketball president was limited in what he could say because of NBA rules during the moratorium on signing free agents that ends Wednesday. The deal is expected to average $6 million per season. Having Thompson's deal completed frees Petrie to look at other areas. Petrie said trades and other free agents are possibilities. "We're going to look at (trades and free agents) and pursue some things," Petrie said. Sacramento Bee

July 8, 2012 Updates

The Sacramento Kings can mark off their top priority in free agency. They have reached an agreement with restricted free-agent power forward Jason Thompson, who can sign the contract Wednesday. "We're really excited about where we are with negotiations," Kings basketball president Geoff Petrie said Sunday. "And it's our intention to enter into a player contract once the moratorium ends." Sacramento Bee

Petrie could not discuss contract specifics, per league rules. But it is believed to be a multiyear deal that will pay Thompson about $6 million in the first season, approximately $1.5 million more than he would have earned if he played under his one-year qualifying offer. Sacramento Bee

July 2, 2012 Updates

The Kings haven't forgotten about Terrence Williams. The swingman who stepped in and became the team's best passer after stops in New Jersey and Houston will have to wait for Thompson's situation to be resolved before the Kings address re-signing him. Sacramento Bee

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