HoopsHype Jason Thompson rumors

February 4, 2014 Updates

Nevertheless, I'm told the Kings are looking to buy good players, not sell them. But the Kings don't have a lot of assets that people covet at the moment. Marcus Thornton, Jason Thompson, Jimmer Fredette and Carl Landry would all be available for teams making a run at the playoffs, but no one is beating down the doors for those guys. ESPN.com

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League sources told ESPN.com that the Kings will be trying to find a new home for forward Jason Thompson, who presumably wouldn't quibble with a fresh start after the arrivals of Gay and Williams to play alongside Cousins. ESPN.com

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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

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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

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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

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