November 15, 2010
Last year, Sacramento Kings 6-11 forward/center Jason Thompson(notes) averaged 31:23 minutes, 12.5 points, 8.5 rebounds, and one block per game. This year, his numbers are down to 15:35 minutes, 5.8 points, 4.8 rebounds, and .4 blocks per game.
ESPN has it that the Kings have put New Jersey native Thompson, who was drafted in the first round in 2008, up on the trading block.
The site has it that the Kings offered Thompson to the Atlanta Hawks in hopes of landing point guard Jeff Teague(notes), who was drafted in the first round of the 2009 draft. He's averaging 4.4 points, 1.1 rebounds, and 2.5 assists per game.
The Hawks said no, thanks.