Jason Thompson (basketball)

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Jason Thompson
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Thompson with Fenerbahçe in 2017
No. 1 – Sichuan Blue Whales
Position Center / Power forward
League CBA
Personal information
Born (1986-07-21) July 21, 1986 (age 32)
Mount Laurel, New Jersey
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)
Listed weight 250 lb (113 kg)
Career information
High school Lenape (Medford, New Jersey)
College Rider (2004–2008)
NBA draft 2008 / Round: 1 / Pick: 12th overall
Selected by the Sacramento Kings
Playing career 2008–present
Career history
20082015 Sacramento Kings
2015–2016 Golden State Warriors
2016 Toronto Raptors
2016–2017 Shandong Golden Stars
2017–2018 Fenerbahçe Doğuş
2018–present Sichuan Blue Whales
Career highlights and awards
Stats at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Jason Carlton Thompson (born July 21, 1986) is an American professional basketball player for the Sichuan Blue Whales of the Chinese Basketball Association. He was a starting center playing college basketball for the Rider Broncs from 2004 to 2008, and was drafted in the first round of the 2008 NBA draft by the Sacramento Kings.

College career

A native of Mount Laurel, New Jersey, Thompson led Lenape High School to the 2004 New Jersey Group IV state title.[1][2]

Thompson went on to play four seasons of college basketball for the Rider Broncs men's basketball from 2004 to 2008, where he was one of three players in the NCAA in 2006–07 to average 20 points and 10 rebounds per game. The other two were Kevin Durant of Texas and Nick Fazekas of Nevada.

As a senior during the 2007–08 season, Thompson averaged 20.4 points, 12.1 rebounds, 2.7 assists, 2.7 blocks and 1.1 steals per game.[3] His strongest performance came on March 9, 2008 when he recorded 32 points and 18 rebounds against Marist College.[4] He led Rider to the 2008 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Tournament finale against Siena College a day later. Rider fell short in a 74–53 loss in which Thompson registered 22 points and 12 rebounds.[5] Rider finished the regular season and conference tournament schedule with a strong 23–10 record, but still missed an at-large bid to the NIT. However, Rider did receive a bid to the inaugural College Basketball Invitational tournament in 2008. Rider lost its first-round game to the Old Dominion Monarchs 68–65; Thompson finished with 15 points, 17 rebounds and 3 blocks.[6] He concluded his collegiate career as the all-time leading rebounder in Broncs history.[7]

Professional career

Sacramento Kings (2008–2015)

Thompson was selected with the 12th overall pick by the Sacramento Kings in the 2008 NBA draft. On July 8, 2008, he signed his rookie scale contract with the Kings.[8] As a rookie in 2008–09, he played all 82 games for the Kings while averaging 11.1 points and 7.4 rebounds per game.

On October 25, 2009, the Kings exercised their third-year team option on Thompson's rookie scale contract, extending the contract through the 2010–11 season.[9] He went on to have a career-best season as he averaged 12.5 points and 8.5 rebounds per game.

On October 25, 2010, the Kings exercised their fourth-year team option on Thompson's rookie scale contract, extending the contract through the 2011–12 season.[10]

On June 25, 2012, the Kings tendered a qualifying offer to make Thompson a restricted free agent.[11] On July 12, 2012, he re-signed with the Kings to a multi-year deal.[12]

Golden State Warriors (2015–2016)

On July 10, 2015, Thompson was traded to the Philadelphia 76ers along with Carl Landry, Nik Stauskas, a future first round pick, and the rights to swap first round picks in 2016 and 2017, in exchange for the rights to Artūras Gudaitis and Luka Mitrović.[13] On July 31, the 76ers traded Thompson to the Golden State Warriors in exchange for Gerald Wallace, cash and draft considerations.[14] On February 22, 2016, he was waived by the Warriors.[15] He appeared in just 28 games for the Warriors, and managed just 6.4 minutes per game.

Toronto Raptors (2016)

On March 1, 2016, Thompson signed with the Toronto Raptors.[16] He appeared in 19 games for the Raptors to conclude the 2015–16 regular season, and was part of the Raptors' post-season run that saw them reach the Eastern Conference Finals for the first time in franchise history. In his first season playing in the post-season, Thompson played a minor role off the bench, managing just 5.5 minutes per game over 10 appearances.[17]

Shandong Golden Stars (2016–2017)

In August 2016, Thompson signed with the Shandong Golden Stars for the 2016–17 CBA season.[18]

In the summer of 2017, Thompson competed in The Basketball Tournament on ESPN for the Rebel Riders; a team composed of Rider University basketball alum. In their first-round matchup, Thompson scored 14 points and grabbed a game-high 18 rebounds in the Rebel Riders' 78-70 loss to Team Fancy. [19]

Fenerbahçe (2017–2018)

On July 29, 2017, Thompson signed with the Turkish club Fenerbahçe for the 2017–18 season.[20][21] In 2017–18 EuroLeague, Fenerbahçe made it to the 2018 EuroLeague Final Four, its fourth consecutive Final Four appearance. Eventually, they lost to Real Madrid with 80–85 in the final game.[22] Over 36 EuroLeague games, he averaged 5 points and 3.9 rebounds per game. On July 10, 2018, Fenerbahçe and Thompson parted ways.

Sichuan Blue Whales

On August 11, 2018, Thompson signed a deal with Sichuan Blue Whales in the Chinese Basketball Association.[23]

Career statistics

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

NBA

Regular season

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2008–09 Sacramento 82 56 28.1 .497 .000 .692 7.4 1.1 .6 .7 11.1
2009–10 Sacramento 75 58 31.4 .472 .100 .715 8.5 1.7 .5 1.0 12.5
2010–11 Sacramento 75 39 23.3 .507 .000 .605 6.1 1.2 .4 .6 8.8
2011–12 Sacramento 64 47 25.9 .535 .000 .602 6.9 1.2 .7 .7 9.1
2012–13 Sacramento 82 81 27.9 .502 .000 .694 6.7 1.0 .6 .7 10.9
2013–14 Sacramento 82 61 24.5 .506 .000 .579 6.4 .6 .4 .7 7.1
2014–15 Sacramento 81 63 24.6 .470 .000 .622 6.5 1.0 .4 .7 6.1
2015–16 Golden State 28 1 6.4 .476 .000 .625 1.9 .7 .1 .3 2.1
2015–16 Toronto 19 6 15.4 .485 .333 .818 4.2 .5 .4 .6 4.6
Career 588 412 25.2 .496 .143 .657 6.6 1.1 .5 .7 8.9

Playoffs

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2016 Toronto 10 0 5.5 .444 .000 .000 1.1 .1 .0 .1 .8
Career 10 0 5.5 .444 .000 .000 1.1 .1 .0 .1 .8

EuroLeague

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG PIR
2017–18 Fenerbahçe 36 18 16.0 .533 .000 .618 3.9 .8 .1 .6 5.0 6.1
Career 36 18 16.0 .533 .000 .618 3.9 .8 .1 .6 5.0 6.1

Personal life

Thompson's younger brother, Ryan, also played college basketball for Rider University and went on to play professionally in Europe.[24]

See also

References

  1. ^ Carchidi, Sam (October 21, 2003). "Lenape's Thompson selects Rider". Philly.com. Retrieved December 30, 2014.
  2. ^ Parrillo, Ray (January 16, 2010). "Evans had a less-than-stellar homecoming". Philly.com. Retrieved December 30, 2014.
  3. ^ "Jason Thompson Stats". Sports-Reference.com. Archived from the original on January 6, 2012. Retrieved March 9, 2008.
  4. ^ "Rider 76, Marist 71". ESPN.com. March 9, 2008. Retrieved March 28, 2008.
  5. ^ "Fisher lifts Siena to fourth NCAA berth". ESPN.com. March 10, 2008. Retrieved March 28, 2008.
  6. ^ "Old Dominion 68, Rider 65". ESPN.com. March 18, 2008. Retrieved March 28, 2008.
  7. ^ "MBB Career Rebound Leaders". GoBroncs.com. August 18, 2014. Retrieved August 18, 2014.
  8. ^ "KINGS SIGN JASON THOMPSON". NBA.com. July 8, 2008. Retrieved July 8, 2008.
  9. ^ "Kings exercise options on Spencer Hawes, Jason Thompson and Donte Greene". InsideHoops.com. October 25, 2009. Retrieved October 25, 2009.
  10. ^ "Kings exercise option on Evans, 3 others". Yahoo.com. October 25, 2010. Retrieved October 25, 2010.
  11. ^ "KINGS EXTEND QUALIFYING OFFER TO JASON THOMPSON". NBA.com. June 25, 2012. Retrieved June 26, 2012.
  12. ^ "KINGS RE-SIGN JASON THOMPSON". NBA.com. July 12, 2012. Retrieved December 30, 2014.
  13. ^ "Sixers Acquire Three Players From Sacramento". NBA.com. July 10, 2015. Retrieved July 10, 2015.
  14. ^ "Warriors Acquire Jason Thompson from Philadelphia in Exchange for Gerald Wallace". NBA.com. July 31, 2015. Retrieved July 31, 2015.
  15. ^ "Warriors Waive Jason Thompson". NBA.com. February 22, 2016. Retrieved February 22, 2016.
  16. ^ "Raptors Sign Free-Agent Forward Jason Thompson". NBA.com. March 1, 2016. Retrieved March 1, 2016.
  17. ^ "Jason Thompson 2015-16 Game Log". Basketball-Reference.com. Retrieved May 30, 2016.
  18. ^ "Jason Thompson is a newcomer at Shandong Bulls". Asia-basket.com. August 30, 2016. Retrieved October 8, 2016.
  19. ^ https://www.mystatsonline.com/basket/visitor/league/card/card_basket.aspx?IDLeague=43627&IDPlayer=310107
  20. ^ "Fenerbahçe Doğuş'un Son Transferi: Jason Thompson". fenerbahce.org (in Turkish). July 29, 2017. Retrieved July 30, 2017.
  21. ^ "Fenerbahce inks big man Thompson". euroleague.net. July 30, 2017. Retrieved July 30, 2017.
  22. ^ "Real Madrid is 2018 EuroLeague champion". euroleague.net. 20 May 2018. Retrieved 20 May 2018.
  23. ^ "Jason Thompson signs with Sichuan Blue Whales". Sportando. Retrieved August 11, 2018.
  24. ^ "Ryan Thompson in NBA Summer League". GoBroncs.com. July 10, 2013. Retrieved July 10, 2013.

External links

  • Jason Thompson at euroleague.net
  • Jason Thompson at basketball-reference.com
  • Jason Thompson at gobroncs.com
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