Former NBA big man Jason Thompson has signed a G League contract, he tells JD Shaw of Hoops Rumors (Twitter link). Thompson, 35, last played in the NBA during the 2015/16 season, splitting time between Golden State and Toronto.
The 12th overall pick of the 2008 draft, Thompson spent the first seven seasons of his career with the team that drafted him, the Kings. Across eight seasons and 588 games (412 starts), Thompson holds career averages of 8.9 points and 6.6 rebounds in 25.2 minutes per contest.
Thompson has spent the past several seasons hooping overseas, playing in China, Turkey, Spain, and six games this season with Hapoel Haifa of the Israeli Super League.
“I’m a savvy veteran that can play a role and be a focal point for a team. I’ve been there, I’ve seen success and I’ve been around a lot of great players throughout my career.
“I just love the game, man. It’s done so much great for me. I’ve played at pretty much every level. It’s just a blessing to travel the world, do something I love and help these young players,” Thompson said.