Nov 19, 2013; Sacramento, CA, USA; Sacramento Kings power forward Jason Thompson (34) controls the ball against Phoenix Suns power forward Channing Frye (8) during the third quarter at Sleep Train Arena. The Sacramento Kings defeated the Phoenix Suns 107-104. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

NBA rumors: Sacramento Kings looking to trade Jason Thompson


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.

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