March 14, 2012; Sacramento, CA, USA; Detroit Pistons forwardcenter Jason Maxiell (54) controls the ball against Sacramento Kings center Jason Thompson (34) during the first quarter at Power Balance Pavilion. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-US PRESSWIRE

Kings To Extend Qualifying Offer To Jason Thompson

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.

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  • Nate Hughart

    News: This ain’t it. (This is the case of: No fucking duh they’re extending a QO to JT.)

  • Nate Hughart

    Btw Bryan, I don’t mean to criticize you. I’m more or less criticizing Petrie for this. It’s entirely a “PR” ploy to save his ass for his recently very poor performance.

  • AlfredAvalos

    Hopefully JT keeps playing the way he has been in the last three games he’s averaged double doubles in points and rebounds. If that’s the case then I’m cool with this 

  • BambinoPearce

    @kingsbuzztap that is hot!!!

  • RoundTheFoghorn

     @Nate Hughart Ha, I didn’t take it that way – I thought it was a bit goofy they announced it to the media as well.