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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 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

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Jason Thompson exploded against the Clippers on Saturday with 23 points, 22 boards, two assists and one block in 36 minutes.

DeMarcus who? The Kings were still popped on the mouth on the defensive side, but Thompson had his best game in a long time. He was out of the rotation earlier this season for one game and he hadn't scored in double-figures since Dec. 11 before tonight, so this line is a major fluke. Unless we get some bad news on DeMarcus Cousins, JT can stay on the wire.
Jan 18 - 1:51 AM

Jason Thompson logged 32 minutes in Sunday's easy win vs. the Cavaliers, finishing with seven points (3-of-8 FGs, 1-of-2 FTs), 10 rebounds and one steal.

This was Thompson's first double-digit rebounding game in a month, and he's been held to single-digit scoring in each of Sacramento's past 14 games. Derrick Williams and Carl Landry are a constant threat to his playing time, which is all the more reason to avoid him in standard fantasy leagues.
Jan 11 - 11:39 PM

Jason Thompson played 24 minutes against the Wolves on Thursday with eight points, six rebounds and two blocks.

He picked up a DNP-CD on Wednesday and coach Ty Corbin kept true to his word that he would play Thompson tonight. Still, there is just no ceiling for him with low blocks and not much else. He can be ignored in most leagues.
Jan 1 - 11:27 PM

Head coach Tyrone Corbin said that Jason Thompson will play Thursday against the Timberwolves.

Thompson picked up a DNP-CD on Wednesday, but it looks like he'll step back into the rotation on Friday. However, he's averaging just 5.1 points and 6.2 rebounds this season, so he can't be viewed as a reliable asset in most leagues.
Jan 1 - 6:43 PM

Jason Thompson received a DNP-CD on Wednesday against the Celtics.

Well, that's not going to help his trade value. Thompson started all 31 games this season and was playing 25.5 minutes per game, so this is a surprise to see him see such a dip. He'll likely get back in the rotation at some point, but he's not going to be worth owning in almost any league.
Wed, Dec 31, 2014 03:23:00 PM

Jason Thompson will shift to the bench for Wednesday's game vs. Boston, with Ryan Hollins joining the starting lineup.

Thompson has been terrible lately, so coach Tyrone Corbin is going to change things up for Wednesday. There is no word as to whether or not the switch will be permanent, but we will watch this situation closely. However, neither player is an attractive fantasy asset, and both of them can be ignored in standard leagues until further notice.
Wed, Dec 31, 2014 12:48:00 PM

Jason Thompson played 19 minutes with three points, three boards and two turnovers against the Bucks on Thursday.

He made 1-of-4 from the field and anyone who rode him in a deep league should be looking at other options. Thompson is not worth owning in even 20-team leagues.
Fri, Dec 19, 2014 12:54:00 AM

Jason Thompson grabbed a season-high 15 rebounds against the Rockets on Thursday with 13 points, one assist and one steal.

He's had at least eight boards in his each of his last five, averaging 11.0 points, 10.2 boards, 0.4 steals and 0.2 blocks on 48.6 percent from the field in 33.8 minutes in that stretch. Thompson isn't going to be great in standard leagues because of his lack of defense, but owners in points leagues can give him a look until DeMarcus Cousins comes back.
Fri, Dec 12, 2014 01:51:00 AM

Jason Thompson just missed a double-double with 10 points, nine rebounds and three assists over 36 minutes in Monday's win over the Jazz.

Thompson did not record a steal or block and he's going to be raw in the fantasy sense even if he gets a boatload of minutes. With DeMarcus Cousins looking at weeks and maybe even months before he returns at full speed, there is a big window to plod his way into standard league value.
Tue, Dec 9, 2014 02:10:00 AM

Jason Thompson had another fantastic game on Saturday in which he nearly double-doubled with 18 points, nine boards and four assists in 32 minutes.

He has really benefited from the absence of DeMarcus Cousins (illness), so this stat line should be taken with a grain of salt. Thompson was able to shoot 9-of- 12 from the field on Saturday, but we've seen this story with him before as he has always been very inconsistent. With Cousins targeting a return possibly on Monday, Thompson can be ignored in standard leagues.
Sun, Dec 7, 2014 01:10:00 AM

Jason Thompson just missed a double-double in Friday's overtime win, scoring nine points on 3-of-8 shooting with 10 rebounds, one steal and one block in 38 minutes.

This is a great line by his standards this season and that should tell you all you need to know about his fantasy value. He hit a couple big free throws late and played some solid defense in the win.
Sat, Dec 6, 2014 03:11:00 AM

Jason Thompson failed to capitalize on DeMarcus Cousins' absence vs. the Grizzlies, posting just two points and two rebounds during Sacramento's home loss.

Thompson has been an abysmal fantasy option despite his starting PF job with the Kings, so tonight's dud isn't surprising. He fouled out in just 20 minutes and was thoroughly outplayed by 34-year-old Reggie Evans, which is all the more reason to avoid him.
Sun, Nov 30, 2014 08:50:00 PM

Jason Thompson went scoreless in 33 minutes during Tuesday's win vs. the Pelicans, adding seven rebounds, one assist and one block.

Thompson is an afterthought offensively, averaging 4.2 points on 37.1 percent shooting this season, and even when he plays well it rarely shows up in the boxscore. Few players have as poor a minute-to-fantasy-value ratio, and Thompson simply isn't worth a roster spot in fantasy leagues.
Tue, Nov 25, 2014 11:47:00 PM

Jason Thompson logged just under 18 minutes in Saturday's win in Minnesota, finishing with a quiet four points, three rebounds and one assist.

JT's playing time occasionally slips below 20 minutes, only to rally again into the mid-20s. It's not very relevant for fantasy owners, however, as he's cracked double-digit scoring and rebounding just once all season (in separate games) and is nowhere near reliable value.
Sat, Nov 22, 2014 11:08:00 PM

Depth Charts

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