Thompson Wants Trade, Kings Shop Stauskas

11:11pm: The Kings have been offering a package that includes Nik Stauskas to see what it could fetch them, sources tell Alex Kennedy of Basketball Insiders (on Twitter).  Kennedy gets the impression that the Kings want to make a splashy move.  Sean Deveney of The Sporting News indicated last week that the Kings were shopping Stauskas.

10:49pm: The camp for Kings forward Jason Thompson would like to get him traded before Thursday’s deadline, a source told Marc J. Spears of Yahoo Sports (via Twitter).  That feeling is probably reciprocated by the Kings, who have reportedly been shopping him.

Thompson, a Rider product and New Jersey native, appears to have regressed sharply in recent seasons.  This season, the big man has averaged just 5.6 PPG with 6.3 RPG in 24.7 minutes per contest.  In terms of PER, Thompson’s most efficient year came in 2011/12 when he averaged a decent but not exceptional 16.4 PER.

Thompson is earning $6.037MM this season and he’s scheduled to make a combined $13.25MM in the next two seasons.  Needless to say, finding a suitable return for Thompson will not be an easy task.

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