Sacramento Kings’ Jason Thompson Emerging as a Premier Post Player

November 21st, 2009 by Blake Mehigan Leave a reply »
Drafting Jason Thompson garnered mixed reactions from fans and analysts alike. Sacramento selected Thompson 12th overall in the 2008 NBA Draft. Thompson came out of Rider University, a small school located in Lawrenceville, NJ.

Since then, many skeptics have been silenced. Thompson has been very productive. In his rookie campaign, he averaged 11 points per game and seven rebounds. This season Thompson is averaging a double-double, pouring in about 15 points per game and 10 rebounds per game.

The former Rider University product has begun to settle in nicely for Sacramento. Thompson is a cornerstone in the team's offense in the post. The man, known as JT, has also posted 20-point, 10-rebound stat lines on several occasions this season.

Thompson has emerged as a heavy hitter in what was thought to be a sparse Kings rotation. With his height and athleticism, JT has established himself as a dangerous and multi-dimensional player.

He can handle the ball in the open court, pass well, shoot from mid-range, and post up. Not to mention he can run the floor as well as any player. Thompson is fleet of foot, compared to most post players in the NBA.

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