Jason Thompson PF SAC 14 Days

Thompson had seven points (2-4 FG, 3-4 FT) and seven rebounds to go along with five turnovers in 21 minutes as the starter at power forward for the Kings in their loss to the Raptors on Sunday.

While Thompson was named the starter of the preseason game Sunday, it is too hard to tell if he'll keep the starting job going forward. Thompson was said to be having a great training camp, but Reggie Evans, Derrick Williams, and Carl Landry all played 21, 15, and 21 minutes coming off the bench Sunday. What this likely means is coach Mike Malone liked the improvement of Thompson this offseason and sees him as the best option right now, but the competition for the regular season starting role is still wide open. While nobody stood out with a great performance, two important things to note are Reggie Evans lead the team with 13 rebounds and Thompson lead with five turnovers. Thompson didn't attempt any three-pointers despite the fact that he worked on it this offseason.

Jason Thompson PF SAC 20 Days

Thompson developed a three-point shot in the offseason, the Sacramento Bee reports.

Coach Mike Malone relayed the news Tuesday, which will be substantiated one way or the other once the preseason begins in earnest. With no proven touch from beyond the arc -- Thompson has merely knocked down 1-for-26 in his six-year career -- potential owners shouldn't bank on the 6-11, 250 forward suddenly draining treys on a consistent basis. That is, unless he proves to boast a prowess from deep.

Jason Thompson PF SAC 4 Months

The Kings reportedly hope to trade one of their power forwards, while acquiring a big man who can defend the rim and block shots.

Sacramento has too many PFs on their roster, none of whom are intimidating defenders -- the group includes Jason Thompson, Carl Landry, Derrick Williams, Reggie Evans and Quincy Acy. Thompson said in May that the 2013-14 season was his most frustrating season in the NBA, and "wasn't even a fun year," so the Kings will likely at least try to unload the three years and $19.2 million remaining on his contract. Carl Landry's deal is no better, with three years and $20.3 million remaining, and Sacramento might have to package either player with more attractive assets to find a willing trade partner.

Jason Thompson PF SAC 5 Months

Jason Thompson said that the 2013-14 season was "definitely, hands down the most frustrating [season]."

"It wasn't even a fun year," Thompson said. "Just for the amount of shots, the type of rotations that we had - offensively and defensively ... Every other [big man] that's come in here, they've gotten traded for a reason. They come and they go. I don't think they want to go, but it just doesn't work. There's got to be a common denominator." Thompson is owed a guaranteed $12.4 million over the next two seasons, so Sacramento will either have to trade him or find a way to appease him.

Jason Thompson PF SAC 7 Months

Kings coach Mike Malone implicitly called out Jason Thompson for a blown defensive assignment during Sunday's loss to the Mavericks.

"We've done an awful job [defending the three-point line] the whole year," Malone said. "Sometimes it's just the lack of communication that's breaking our rules of 'No, we don't leave strong-side shooters open.' What did we do tonight? We give up a big three to Shawn Marion." Thompson was supposed to be defending Marion during the play in question, but instead he sagged deep into the paint and allowed his man to get wide open in the corner. The Kings have one of the worst defensive efficiency ratings in the NBA and it will be interesting to see how they address the issue during the offseason.

Jason Thompson PF SAC 7 Months

Jason Thompson finished Sunday's defeat with four points, four rebounds, one assist, and zero steals or blocks in 24 minutes.

This is JT's fifth straight game with single-digit points, even though he's averaging a healthy 26 minutes in March. His scoring drought, on top of an inherent lack of versatility, makes him irrelevant in standard fantasy formats.

Jason Thompson PF SAC 8 Months

Jason Thompson broke out of a funk on Wednesday, finishing with eight points, 13 rebounds and a block in 24 minutes of a win over the Bucks.

He had 17 points and 11 rebounds last Friday, but totaled just 11 points and seven rebounds in his three games surrounding it on Tuesday, Saturday and Monday. He's obviously hit or miss right now and is being challenged by Reggie Evans, who had 13 points and five boards off the bench tonight. But if you own JT, you might as well hold onto him after tonight's game.

Jason Thompson PF SAC 8 Months

Jason Thompson started on Saturday, but it was hard to tell given the fact he had just two points, two rebounds and two steals in 29 minutes.

Thompson was hot coming in after going for 17 points and 11 rebounds last night against the Lakers, but he ran into serious problems against Kevin Love tonight. Thompson has been highly inconsistent all season and while he's always worth a look in most leagues, he's far from a must-own player.

Jason Thompson PF SAC 8 Months

Jason Thompson scored 17 points on 8-of-12 shooting with 11 rebounds and one steal in Friday's loss to the Lakers.

Everybody got on the board in a big way and with DeMarcus Cousins out tonight there is nothing really to see here. The same goes for Reggie Evans (eight points, nine boards, three steals). Your grandmother would have double-doubled tonight.

Jason Thompson PF SAC 8 Months

Jason Thompson played just five minutes and had three points and no rebounds in Tuesday's ugly loss to the Rockets.

We've been hinting that Carl Landry is coming on and threatening JT's job and it may have happened tonight. However, Landry wasn't special, finishing with four points in just 10 minutes, while Reggie Evans had eight points and eight rebounds in 24 minutes. This game was over after the first quarter with the Kings up 42-17, so it's hard to figure out what might have been. But we would not be surprised to see Landry and Evans get more minutes than Thompson again on Friday against the Lakers. There were no reports of an injury to Thompson, so dropping him for a hot free agent seems to make sense.