With new acquisitions Rudy Gay and Derrick Williams likely to get the vast majority of forward time for the Sacramento Kings, that leaves Jason Thompson as the odd man out – especially when Carl Landry returns from injury, who has yet to play a game for the Kings since being signed in the offseason.
Due to that, the Kings are reportedly looking to move the 27-year-old power forward, this according to ESPN’s Marc Stein:
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.
Moving Thompson makes a lot of sense for the Kings, despite the tight-knit relationship Thompson has formed with the Sacramento fan base.
The former Rider product isn’t overly athletic but is a balanced power forward who can carve out a niche as the first big off the bench (or even as a starter) for many teams in the league.