8:40pm: Petrie reiterated to Jones that Thompson remains his top priority, saying the team has made him an offer and added that he can envision Anderson sliding over to play small forward for the team (Sulia link).
7:32pm: The Kings met with restricted free agent Ryan Anderson today, tweets Jason Jones of the Sacramento Bee. Jones opines the three-point sharpshooter, who attended high school in the Sacramento area, would make sense for the Kings (Twitter link). With Anderson in town and Thomas Robinson, another power forward, arriving through the draft, Jason Thompson is taking a "wait-and-see" approach to re-signing with the Kings.
Kings president Geoff Petrie said re-signing Thompson would be the team's top priority in free agency, but it appears they at least have a Plan B in place. The two players represent a contrast in styles, as Thompson took only two three-pointers last year while Anderson won the league's Most Improved Player Award in great measure because of his 39.3% three-point shooting. Anderson averaged 16.1 points and 7.7 rebounds per game last year while Thompson put up 9.1 PPG and 6.9 RPG.
Anderson and the Magic expressed mutual admiration in the spring, but that was when GM Otis Smith and coach Stan Van Gundy were in place, and much has changed for the Magic since then, with new GM Rob Hennigan in place. If the Magic deal Dwight Howard, they may want to rebuild and might be reluctant to match an offer for Anderson, Jones says (Sulia link).