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Background

2013-14 SEASON:
Averaged 7.1 ppg (.506 FG%, .579 FT%), 6.4 rpg, 0.6 apg and 24.5 mpg in 82 games (started 61) ... Scored in double-figures in 27 games ... Grabbed 10 or more rebounds in 19 games ... Recorded eight double-doubles ... Led team in scoring in one game and rebounding in 10. Top Single-Game Performance: Recorded third double-double of the season with 15 points (7-9 FG, 1-2 FT) and 14 rebounds vs. Charlotte (1/4/14).

PREVIOUS SEASONS:
2012-13: Averaged 10.9 ppg (.502 FG%, 0-3 3pt, .694 FT%), 6.7 rpg, 1.0 apg, and 27.9 mpg in 82 games (reserve in 1) ... Scored in double-figures in 44 games, 20 or more points in four ... Grabbed 10 or more rebounds in 16 games ... Recorded 13 double-doubles ... Led Kings in scoring in five games, rebounding in 20, assists in two. Top Single-Game Performances: On Kings' all-time career leaders list in the Sacramento era, moved in sole possession of 6th place in rebounds and 8th in blocked shots after recording four rebounds and one block to go along with seven points and two assists in 21 minutes at Houston (4/14/13) ... Recorded 10th double-double of the season with a game-high and season-high 23 points (9-18 FG, 5-8 FT) and a team-high 10 rebounds to go go along with two steals and one block in 45 minutes in an overtime loss at Utah (2/4/13) ... Tallied 20 points (8-11 FG, 4-8 FT), six rebounds, one steal, and two blocks in 32 minutes in win vs. Boston (12/30/12) ... Against Milwaukee (3/10/13), scored 18 points (8-13 FG, 2-2 FT) and grabbed eight rebounds to pass Peja Stojakovic (2,581) for seventh place on Kings all-time career list for rebounds in Sacramento era ... Moved into a tie with Wayman Tisdale for sixth place (2,676) on Kings' all-time rebounds list in Sacramento era with six boards to go along with 18 points (8-15 FG, 2-2 FT), one assist, and one steal at San Antonio (4/12/13).

2011-12: Averaged 9.1 ppg (a career-best .535 FG%, 0-2 3pt, .602 FT%), 6.9 rpg, 1.2 apg, and 25.9 mpg in 64 games (started 47) ... Missed two games due to a sprained left ankle (3/24/12, 3/26/12) ... Scored in double-figures in 30 games, 20 or more in three games ... Grabbed 10 or more rebounds in 18 games ... Recorded 15 double-doubles ... Led Kings in field goal percentage, second in rebounding ... Led Kings in scoring in one game, rebounding in 14, and assists in one. Top-Single Game Performances: Recorded seventh double-double of the season with season-high 21 points (10-12 FG, 1-3 FT) and game-high 15 rebounds while also recording four assists, one steal, and one block in 40 minutes ... Recorded 15 points (7-13 FG, 1-1 FT) and a season-high 16 rebounds to go along with one assist and one block in 40 minutes vs. Golden State (2/4/12).

2010-11: Averaged 8.8 ppg (.507 FG%, 0-2 3pt, .605 FT%), 6.1 rpg, 1.2 apg, and 23.3 mpg in 75 games (started 39) ... As a starter, averaged 9.6 ppg (.502 FG%, 0-1 3pt, .660 FT%), 6.1 rpg, 1.2 apg, and 24.6 mpg in 39 games ... As a reserve, averaged 8.0 ppg (.515 FG%, 0-2 3pt, .543 FT%), 6.1 rpg, 1.1 apg, and 21.9 mpg in 36 games ... DNP-CD in two games ... On Inactive List (right ring finger laceration - seven stitches) in three games ... DND - sprained right ankle in two games (2/1/11, 2/4/11) ... Scored in double-figures in 31 games, 20-plus in two games ... Grabbed 10-plus rebounds in 11 games ... Recorded nine double-doubles ... Led team in scoring in three games, rebounding in 11, and assists in two. Top-Single Game Performances: Twice scored season-high 22 points - vs. Washington (12/8/10) and at Detroit (1/15/11) ... Tallied 22 points (10-15 FG, 2-2 FT), a season-high 14 rebounds, two assists, one steal, and two blocks in 38 minutes vs. Washington (12/8/10).

2009-10: Averaged career-high 12.5 ppg (.472 FG%, 1-10 3pt, .715 FT%), a team-leading 8.5 rpg, 1.7 apg, 0.97 bpg, and 31.4 mpg in 75 games (started 58) ... As a starter, posted 13.0 ppg (.473 FG%, .111 3pt%, .724 FT%), 8.8 rpg, 1.8 apg, 1.12 bpg, and 33.3 mpg ... Missed two games due to personal reasons (2/3/10, 2/5/10) and five contests with non-displaced lower back fractures (2/26-3/5/10) ... Ranked 21st in the NBA in rebounding ... Notched five consecutive double-doubles from Nov. 4 thru Nov. 13 ... Scored in double-figures 50 times and tallied 20 or more points in nine contests ... Corralled 10-plus rebounds in 28 games and logged 24 double-doubles ... Led the Kings in scoring six times, rebounding in 28 games, and assists on six occasions. Top Single-Game Performances: Scored season-high and then career-high 27 points (9-15 FG, 9-10 FT) to accompany a game-high 11 rebounds, two assists, and two blocks in 37 minutes vs. Houston (11/13/09) ... Netted 22 points (7-15 FG, 8-9 FT), a game-high 12 rebounds, five assists, two steals, and one block in 40 minutes vs. Atlanta (11/4/09) ... Hauled in a game-best 14 rebounds to go with a team-high 21 points (6-15 FG, 9-10 FT), two steals, and a block in 40 minutes vs. Oklahoma City (11/10/09) ... Made a career-high 11 field goals en route to a team-high 23 points and a game-best 12 rebounds in 34 minutes vs. Minnesota (12/12/09) ... Logged a career-most 50 minutes against Cleveland (12/23/09), contributing 18 points (7-14 FG, 4-5 FT), nine rebounds, two assists, and one steal ... Made first career 3-pointer vs. San Antonio (4/6/10).

2008-09: Averaged 11.1 ppg (.497 FG%, 0-8 3pt, .692 FT%), 7.4 rpg, 1.1 apg, and 28.1 mpg in 82 games (started 56) as a rookie ... Only the second rookie in the Sacramento era to play an entire season without missing a game (other was Michael Smith in 1994-95) ... Finished eighth in the NBA in total offensive rebounds (234) and 15th in offensive rebounds per game (2.9) ... Also ranked 25th in the NBA in field goal percentage ... Among NBA rookies, placed ninth in scoring, third in rebounding, field goal percentage, and double-doubles (17), 12th in assists, fifth in blocks, and eighth in minutes per game ... Led the league in offensive rebounds during the month of April (4.8 per game) ... Shot 50% or better from the field in 43 contests ... Reached double-figures in scoring 49 times and scored 20-plus points on four occasions ... Hauled in 10 or more rebounds in 22 games ... Led the team in scoring three times, rebounding in 27 games, and assists in three contests ... First Kings player since Vlade Divac in 2001-02 to grab more than 200 offensive rebounds in a season ... Led Kings in total rebounds (606), joining Lionel Simmons (1990-91) as the only Kings rookies in the Sac-era to lead the team in total rebounds in a season. Top Single-Game Performances: Registered a double-double in NBA debut at Minnesota (10/29/08), the only Kings rookie since Jerry Lucas 46 years ago to register a double-double in first pro game ... Tied a Sac-era single-game rookie record by snatching 19 rebounds at Golden State (4/1/09), sharing the mark with Michael Stewart (1/12/98 vs. Phoenix) and Simmons (2/6/91 vs. Portland) ... Set a new Sac-era single-game rookie record with 10 offensive rebounds vs. Denver (12/6/09), surpassing Stewart's mark of nine achieved on two occasions during the 1997-98 campaign (12/22/97 vs. Minnesota & 1/2/98 against Vancouver) ... Registered a then career-high 23 points (7-11 FG, 9-10 FT) to accompany six rebounds, one assist, and one steal in 30 minutes at Phoenix (4/3/09) ... Tallied 22 points (4-5 FG, career-high 14-15 FT), a team-high 11 rebounds, two assists, and one block in 35 minutes vs. Milwaukee (1/16/09).

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:
Selected by Sacramento as a senior out of Rider with the 12th overall pick in the 2008 NBA Draft ... Signed a multi-year contract with Sacramento (7/8/08) ... A restricted free agent, re-signed by Sacramento to a multi-year contract (7/11/12).

COLLEGE:
Averaged 16.7 ppg (.526 FG%, .291 3pt%, .667 FT%), 9.6 rpg, 2.1 apg, and 1.93 bpg in 122 career games (started 112) in four seasons at Rider (2004-05 -- 2007-08) ... Named 2007-08 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Player of the Year as a senior, averaging 20.4 ppg (.560 FG%, .324 3pt%, .581 FT%), 12.1 rpg, 2.7 apg, 1.06 spg, and 2.70 bpg in starting all 34 games in which he played in, ranking second in the country in rebounding behind Kansas State's Michael Beasley (12.4 rpg), 29th nationally in scoring, and 18th in blocked shots (91) ... Also earned First Team All-Conference and MAAC Defensive Player of the Year honors for the second consecutive season ... Earned United States Basketball Writers Association District II Player of the Year and Associated Press Honorable Mention All-American honors ... Named MAAC Defensive Player of the Year in junior (2006-07) and senior seasons ... Finished second in the MAAC in scoring (behind Niagara's Charron Fisher, 27.6 ppg) and blocked shots (trailing Tomas Vazquez-Simmons of Canisius, 2.80 bpg) ... First NCAA player in 12 years to register at least three 20-point, 20-rebound performances in one year ... Holds the Broncs' single-game rebounding record with 24 rebounds vs. Siena (2/10/08) ... Rewrote school annals for single-season rebounds (412) in 2007-08, surpassing the 328 amassed by Steve Jefferson in 1971-72 ... Established a new Rider single-season scoring total with 694 points, eclipsing the previous mark held by Darrick Suber (665 in 1992-93) ... Sits atop the Broncs' all-time list with 275 field goals made in a season ... Swatted seven shots in consecutive games vs. Delaware (11/17/07) and Fairleigh Dickinson (11/19/07), posting school records for blocks in a single contest ... Recorded 24 double-doubles ... Hauled in a career-high 24 rebounds to complement 26 points (9-20 FG, 0-1 3pt, 8-12 FT), three assists, and five blocks vs. Siena (2/10/08) ... Notched a career-high 33 points (13-18 FG, 1-2 3pt, 6-10 FT) to go with 12 rebounds, three assists, two steals, and three blocks vs. St. Peter's (2/29/08) ... Finished career alone at the top of Rider annals in rebounds (1,171), and blocks (235), and third all-time in scoring with 2,040 points ... Only player in MAAC history to total more than 2,000 points and 1,000 rebounds in a career ... Accrued 55 double-doubles, also a MAAC record ... Recipient of the Gil Rossi Award in each of his last three collegiate seasons, bestowed upon Rider's MVP ... Led the conference in scoring and rebounding as a junior (2006-07), averaging 20.1 ppg and 10.1 rpg (ranking 24th & 10th in the nation respectively) en route to Mid-Major All-American honors ... Joined Kevin Durant of Texas and Nick Fazekas of Nevada as the only players in the nation to average a double-double in 2006-07 ... Registered Rider's first 20/20 performance in team history with 23 points and a then career-high 20 rebounds vs. Manhattan (2/9/07) ... Named a second team All-MAAC selection as a sophomore (2005-06), finishing seventh in the conference in scoring (16.6 ppg) and fourth in rebounding (8.4 rpg) ... Started 21 games as a true freshman (2004-05), averaging 9.1 ppg and a team-leading 7.4 rpg, earning All-Conference status and CollegeInsider.com Freshman All-American accolades.

PERSONAL:
Full name is Jason Thompson ... Nickname is "JT" ... Son of Chuck and Sharyn Thompson ... Had his Rider jersey number retired prior to the game against Marist College (1/5/09) ... just the fifth uniform, and only second basketball number to be honored in school history ... Younger brother Ryan also starred at Rider and was a two-time All-MAAC selection ... Only the second Rider player ever drafted by the NBA, joining Greg Cisson (10th round by Philadelphia in the 1968 NBA Draft) and just the second athlete from the school tabbed in the first round of any professional draft (other was Jeff Kunkel, picked third overall by Texas in the 1983 MLB draft) ... Donates tickets to Kings games each season as part of the Kings for the Community program, hosting groups of underprivileged children and families living in the Sacramento area ... Averaged 15 points and 12 rebounds at Lenape High (Mt. Laurel, N.J.) as a senior (2003-04), helping his team to a 28-1 record and the school's first ever state title ... Named first-team All-State Group IV and was selected to play in the New Jersey North-South All-Star game ... Majored in communications in college ... Most memorable moments in his basketball career thus far include being drafted by the Kings and winning a high school state championship ... Lists his parents as the people he most admires ... Spends leisure time with family and friends, listening to music, and going to the movies ... Favorite films are "Love & Basketball" and "New Jack City" ... Shoe size 20 (Nike) ... Twitter: @jtthekid.

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Height: 6'11''/ 2.11m
Weight: 250 lbs./ 113.4 kg
Born: July 21, 1986
From: Rider University
Draft: 1st Round (12th pick) 2008 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: 2008
Years Pro: 6
Previous Teams:
  Sacramento Kings 2008 - 2014
Prior to NBA/Country: Rider/USA

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