HoopsHype Jason Thompson rumors

June 25, 2012 Updates

The Sacramento Kings today extended a qualifying offer to Jason Thompson, making him a restricted free agent, according to Kings President of Basketball Operations Geoff Petrie. NBA.com

June 7, 2012 Updates
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You listen to Thompson and you believe he’d really like to stay with the Kings and have it work out there. Is that realistic for a team with four straight last-place finishes? Who knows? The Kings will add another lottery pick to the roster this draft. “I just don’t want to be in a bad situation,’’ he said. “And I really do believe we have the talent to be a playoff team. As far as the city and fans go, I really like it, that’s not a problem at all. It’s great. We’re the only pro team in town; the fans are good to us. The thing is I just want to win.’’ Newark Star-Ledger

May 7, 2012 Updates

Looking at your own free agents, how do you go about evaluating where they fit? Geoff Petrie: Jason (Thompson), once he became a starter, showed he's a good complement to DeMarcus, (and) doesn't necessarily need the ball to score. He's going to run the floor, he gives you another passer out there as a big guy, and he started finishing better this year. … So he's somebody we will definitely give the qualifying offer to and look to re-sign. After that, it's Donté (Greene), and we really haven't sat down and discussed the rest of the roster. Donté had some really good stretches for us, too. We'll have to wait and see how the draft order sorts out and see to what extent it becomes a potential allocation of resources. Sacramento Bee

May 5, 2012 Updates

Looking at your own free agents, how do you go about evaluating where they fit? Jason (Thompson), once he became a starter, showed he's a good complement to DeMarcus, (and) doesn't necessarily need the ball to score. He's going to run the floor, he gives you another passer out there as a big guy, and he started finishing better this year. … So he's somebody we will definitely give the qualifying offer to and look to re-sign. After that, it's Donté (Greene), and we really haven't sat down and discussed the rest of the roster. Donté had some really good stretches for us, too. We'll have to wait and see how the draft order sorts out and see to what extent it becomes a potential allocation of resources. Sacramento Bee

April 28, 2012 Updates

After four seasons in Sacramento, Jason Thompson knows the Kings want him back. The Kings plan to extend a qualifying offer to Thompson that would make him a restricted free agent and guarantee him a salary of about $4.1 million. Sacramento would have the right to match any offer the forward receives from another team. "I can't predict the future, but for now it's clear they want me to stay here," Thompson said. Sacramento Bee

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November 16, 2011 Updates

Thompson, a Sacramento Kings forward, remains out of a job and leaning toward playing elsewhere as the players’ union and team owners remain locked in a battle over revenue sharing. “It’s not looking too good. My confidence is not too high that we will play this year. There’s a lot of stuff going on. If we don’t have an NBA season then I will probably play somewhere overseas,” Thompson said. The Trentonian

October 20, 2011 Updates

Looks like lockout basketball in Sacramento coming closer to becoming a reality. Kings forward Donté Greene appeared on the Carmichael Dave Show and said the Goon Squad Classic is rounding into form. Who’s playing? He’s received commitments from Washington Wizards point guard John Wall and Houston Rockets point guard Jonny Flynn along with fellow Kings teammates Jason Thompson, Hassan Whiteside, Tyreke Evans and DeMarcus Cousins. Greene also has Twitter commitments from new rookie Isaiah Thomas and J.J. Hickson. The Kings forward is working on wooing Kevin Durant , Rudy Gay and soon-to-be rookie-sensation Jimmer Fredette to play as well. Cowbellkingdom.com

October 12, 2011 Updates

Earlier today, Kings fans tweeted at the Sacramento Kings forward about putting together a charity exhibition game in the Capital region. He took their message to heart and it appears Greene has plans in the works to host a game the weekend before Thanksgiving. Among the players who’ve declared their interest? Wizards point guard John Wall along with Greene’s fellow teammates Jason Thompson and DeMarcus Cousins. New King J.J. Hickson also says he’d like to play. Clippers center DeAndre Jordan, Rockets point guard Jonny Flynn, Lakers forward and Sacramento native Matt Barnes, teammates Tyreke Evans and Hassan Whiteside were also extended Twitter invites by the Kings forward. Cowbellkingdom.com

August 29, 2011 Updates
August 19, 2011 Updates

(Jason) Thompson on his third NBA season: “Every year I look at it as trying to have high expectations. I just think last year that I didn’t have the opportunity that I thought I would have coming into the season. Not saying that as an excuse or anything like that. But I just know I learned different things, knowing that you could control only what you could control. I was happy that even though that there were bumpy times in the season, I know that I felt like I took it in the right matter – didn’t put my head down or anything like that. And then I finished on a good note.” Cowbellkingdom.com

August 8, 2011 Updates

Dubi Pick: Sources keep revealing NBA names likely to join Macc Haifa. After Turiaf & Amundson, big man @Jason Thompson (Jason Thompson) may be coming to ISR Twitter

June 17, 2011 Updates

The Sacramento Kings announced on Thursday that forward Jason Thompson has suffered a bone fracture in his right big toe that will keep him off the court for at least a month. X-rays taken (Wednesday) at the UC Davis Sports Medicine Clinic revealed that Sacramento Kings’ forward Jason Thompson has a non-displaced sesamoid bone fracture in his right great toe. He will wear a walking boot for approximately four to six weeks, at which time Thompson will be re-evaluated. CBSSports.com

April 14, 2011 Updates
March 18, 2011 Updates

Adding to the uncertainty is that the Kings might move to Anaheim. Management wants a new arena in Sacramento and for the public to fund the majority of the cost, which is unlikely to happen. "(Leaving) would be devastating to people in Sacramento," Thompson said. "(Going to Anaheim) would be another transition. Who knows what happens with that?" phillyburbs.com

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