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Jason Thompson | Center/Forward

Team: Sacramento Kings
Age / DOB:  (28) / 7/21/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'11' / 250
College: Rider
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Jason Thompson had three points, four rebounds and no other stats in 13 minutes during his return to Sacramento's bench on Sunday.
Kings coach George Karl prefers to pair Thompson with Ramon Sessions in the second unit, as he's better at running the court than fellow big men Reggie Evans or Carl Landry. Thompson is averaging 7.3 points, 5.7 rebounds and 1.0 blocks in just 19 minutes as a reserve this season, and he's not worth owning in standard leagues no matter where he begins games. Mar 22 - 8:45 PM

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Jason Thompson will return to the Kings bench on Sunday.

DeMarcus Cousins (calf) is healthy and Rudy Gay will start at PF with Omri Casspi at SF, leaving Thompson in a precarious role for fantasy purposes. He's hardly worth owning in deep leagues even when starting, so don't hesitate to cut him loose.
Mar 22 - 4:52 PM

Jason Thompson had 12 points and eight rebounds in 34 minutes in a start on Wednesday.

He scored 18 points on Monday, but wasn't doing much before that. DeMarcus Cousins was out tonight, so it's hard to see Thompson doing this for much longer.
Mar 19 - 1:54 AM

Kings' head coach George Karl said that he likes Jason Thompson coming off the bench.

Karl explained that he feels Thompson is a better fit with Andre Miller in the second unit as opposed to Carl Landry, because Miller likes to run and he feels that's not Landry's forte. However, with averages of just 7.3 points, 5.7 rebounds, and 1.0 block per game as a reserve, Thompson can't be considered a viable option in most leagues.
Mar 17 - 4:51 PM

Jason Thompson will continue to come off the Kings' bench behind Carl Landry, but coach George Karl may start Thompson vs. bigger teams.

The Kings' next two games are against the Hornets and 76ers, so Thompson isn't likely to resurface as a starter any time soon. He was an also-ran fantasy player even when starting, and neither he nor Landry are worth owning outside of very deep leagues.
Mar 10 - 7:18 PM

Jason Thompson will come off the bench on Monday against the Hawks.

He played in at least 23 minutes in each of his last four games. Thompson and Carl Landry will likely flip-flop in the starting lineup, but neither are reliable options in almost any league.
Mar 9 - 6:20 PM

Jason Thompson scored 12 points on 6-of-10 shooting with 11 rebounds and one block in the Kings' 107-96 home loss to the Spurs on Friday.

Thompson has been pretty good so far under George Karl but he got his numbers with DeMarcus Cousins out and he should be back anytime now. If he can keep it up when Cousins returns, we'll let you know.
Feb 28 - 4:26 AM

Jason Thompson had 10 points, 11 rebounds, a steal and four blocks on 3-of-9 shooting in Wednesday's win over Memphis for new coach George Karl.

He had zero points and four boards in his last game, but may have caught Karl's attention tonight. Just put him on your radar, as he hasn't done much from night to night this season.
Feb 26 - 2:24 AM

Jason Thompson moved back into the starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Clippers, but he failed to score in 21 minutes of action and grabbed just four rebounds with one block.

Thompson has been pretty pathetic this season and it wouldn't be surprising to see him camping out on the bench again soon. With head coach George Karl's rotations still in flux, Thompson didn't do himself any favors tonight. Leave him on the wire.
Feb 22 - 1:03 AM

Jason Thompson will start in place of Carl Landry on Saturday.

Coach George Karl is trying to figure this thing out here. You can ignore this news unless you get a bonus for games started.
Feb 21 - 9:09 PM

According to Marc Spears of Yahoo Sports, Jason Thompson's representatives "would like to get him traded" before the Feb. 19 deadline.

Thompson is owed $6.4 million next season and his 2016-17 salary is guaranteed for $2.7 million, so he won't find any teams clamoring to trade for him. His interest in leaving Sacramento is understandable since the Kings are in disarray following the abrupt firing of Mike Malone, which led to interim coach Ty Corbin taking the reins until the front office eventually signed George Karl to what is reportedly a four-year contract. We'll keep an eye out for trade talk involving Thompson, but he's likely to finish out the season in Sacto.
Feb 16 - 12:13 AM

Jason Thompson will slide to the Kings' bench on Wednesday with Omri Casspi taking his spot in the starting lineup.

This is likely a one-game switch for matchup purposes, and all bets will be off once George Karl is calling the shots in Sacramento. Thompson hasn't even had value while starting this season so there's no reason to touch him while he's coming off the bench.
Feb 11 - 6:46 PM

Jason Thompson finished Tuesday's road loss with seven points, seven rebounds and no other stats to his credit in 19 minutes.

Thompson has fended off a wide variety of challengers for the Kings' starting PF job over the years and he's doing it again this season, starting 46 games while coming off the bench just three times. He's averaging a mere 5.5 points, 6.4 boards and 0.6 steals in those starts, however, and standard-league owners should ignore him.
Feb 10 - 10:51 PM

Jason Thompson will start at power forward against the Mavericks on Thursday.

He came off the bench in favor of Derrick Williams last time and coach Ty Corbin will continue to mix it up. Thompson is not an option in most leagues.
Feb 5 - 9:01 PM

Jason Thompson came back to Earth with DeMarcus Cousins back on Monday, posting just four points and seven rebounds in 28 minutes.

He went for 23 & 22 on Saturday and we warned folks not to flinch. This one was pretty easy to see coming and Thompson can remain on the wire in most formats.
Jan 20 - 2:59 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Darren Collison
2Ray McCallum
3Andre Miller
4David Stockton
SG1Ben McLemore
2Nik Stauskas
SF1Rudy Gay
2Omri Casspi
PF1Jason Thompson
2Carl Landry
3Derrick Williams
4Reggie Evans
5Eric Moreland
6David Wear
C1DeMarcus Cousins
2Ryan Hollins