Both Thompson and Wallace have now been traded twice this offseason. The 29-year-old Thompson was sent to Philadelphia by Sacramento in the insane Nik Stauskas trade a month ago. Now, the twelfth overall pick of the 2008 draft will try to resurrect his career with the defending champions, as a backup forward and center.
For his seven-year career, Thompson has averaged 9.4 points, 6.9 rebounds in 26.5 minutes per game. He's played in 541 of 558 possible games, and before he was traded to Philadelphia was the longest-tenured King in team history. Last season, he posted seven double-doubles and was one of three players to post at least 20 points and 20 rebounds. He'll add depth at the power forward and center positions, with the Warriors pulling their qualifying offer to Ognjen Kuzmic, and his post game will be an addition to the bench.
General Manager Bob Myers said: "We're very happy to add Jason to our roster. He has a proven track record in this league and will add considerably to our team's depth, which was a big key to our success last season and will be moving forward."