Jason Thompson
C FA
5 months ago

Thompson signed a one-year contract with Fenerbahce in Turkey.

EDGE Analysis

Thompson, who last appeared in the NBA during the 2015-16 campaign, spent last season with the Shandong Golden Stars of the Chinese Basketball Association. He'll continue to play overseas for the 2017-18 campaign, but in Turkey rather than China.

Jason Thompson
C FA
1 year ago

Thompson signed a contract Monday with Shandong of the Chinese Basketball Association, international basketball writer David Pick reports.

EDGE Analysis

Thompson spent his 2015 campaign split between the Warriors and Raptors, combining to play in 47 games, while averaging just 3.1 points, 2.9 rebounds and 0.6 assists over 10 minutes per game. After receiving minimal interest from NBA teams this offseason, the 30-year-old will head overseas to China. It remains to be seen whether his NBA career is over, but there's a chance he tries to latch on with a contender once the CBA season comes to a close.

Jason Thompson
C FA
2 years ago

Thompson contributed two points (1-1 FG) and three rebounds over 10 minutes in Wednesday's 99-91 Game 5 win over the Heat.

EDGE Analysis

It was the first appearance of the series for Thompson, who ended up replacing Lucas Nogueira in the Raptors rotation as the backup center behind Bismack Biyombo. Jonas Valanciunas (ankle) is slated to miss the rest of the series, so Thompson could be asked to assume some light minutes in the rotation until Valanciunas is cleared to return.

Jason Thompson
C FA
2 years ago

Thompson (coach's decision) didn't play in Tuesday's 102-96 overtime loss to the Heat in Game 1 of the series.

EDGE Analysis

After playing in each of the Raptors' final 11 games to end the regular season, Thompson has been the victim of coach Dwane Casey tightening his rotation in the playoffs. Thompson has appeared in just three of the Raptors' eight postseason games to date, logging no more than three minutes in any outing.

Jason Thompson
C FA
2 years ago

Thompson will draw the start in Toronto's season finale versus the Nets.

EDGE Analysis

Thompson will start at the power forward Wednesday. He should see a relatively high workload given the team is resting a large portion of their regular rotational players.

Jason Thompson
C FA
2 years ago

Thompson will get the start Sunday against the Knicks.

EDGE Analysis

With Luis Scola sitting again, Thompson will start and have his workload increased. In his last start on Apr. 8, the 6-11 forward gathered eight points and six rebounds, adding an assist, a block and a steal in 22 minutes.

Jason Thompson
C FA
2 years ago

Thompson will draw the rare start in Wednesday's matchup with the Hawks, Josh Lewenberg of TSN Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

Luis Scola is sitting this one out with a sore knee, and Thompson will benefit from his absence. Thompson has averaged 6.5 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 1.5 assists in two other starts this season. Scola is not expected to miss an extended amount of time, so Thompson will only be intriguing in DFS formats.

Jason Thompson
C FA
2 years ago

Thompson totaled six points (3-5 FG, 0-1 FT), 10 rebounds, one assist, and one block in 24 minutes during the Raptors' 91-79 loss to the Celtics on Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

Thompson has grabbed 10 rebounds in consecutive contests while Patrick Patterson (ankle) has been sidelined. Through eight games with the Raptors, Thompson is averaging 5.1 points and 5.3 rebounds in 19 minutes, but he has taken on an increased role lately, playing 24 minutes or more in three straight matchups.

Jason Thompson
C FA
2 years ago

Thompson will start Tuesday against the Nets.

EDGE Analysis

Thompson gets the start at power forward Tuesday with Luis Scola making his way to the bench. The veteran could be in store for added minutes, but Scola, Patrick Patterson, and James Johnson are also in line to split time at power forward, likely limiting the potential for Thompson to see significant time on the court despite getting the starting nod.

Jason Thompson
C FA
2 years ago

Thompson was the first Raptor off the bench Friday, but played just one minute.

EDGE Analysis

It wasn't exactly an auspicious debut for Thompson with his new club, but he could work his way into more significant court time very quickly after he's gotten up to speed. Starting power forward Luis Scola failed to score a point and pulled down just one rebound in 15 minutes Friday, so there will be opportunities for Thompson once coach Dwane Casey is a little more comfortable using him.