Per Jason Jones:
Kings will extend a qualifying offer to Jason Thompson this offseason, per Geoff Petrie. JT’s play a reason Hickson was expendable.
A case of the obvious, as there would have been a pitchfork session had the Kings not – but news nevertheless. The offer will allow Thompson to accept a one year, $4.13 million dollar offer if he so chooses or accept an offer from an outside team (assuming no extension is agreed upon with the Kings).
Hopefully Petrie refrains from bidding against himself and a team comes up with an easily matchable bid, allowing JT to stick around in purple and black for the foreseeable future.