4 Players that never looked quite right in a Kings jersey

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2. Tristan Thompson 

Tristan Thompson came to the NBA as the fourth pick in the 2011 draft and the newest member of the Cleveland Cavaliers. The big man stayed with the Cavaliers for nine long seasons until 2020 and just returned for a second stint with the team. 

This is where he played for most of his career, made a name for himself, and won an NBA Championship. Thompson belongs in a Cavaliers uniform which is why the Kings jersey never looked quite right on him. 

After leaving Cleveland, Thompson signed a two-year deal with the Celtics. He only played one of those seasons, however, before landing in Sacramento in 2021 as a part of a three-team deal. Thompson only played 30 games for the Kings, averaging 6.2 points and 5.4 rebounds in around 15 minutes per game. 

When the possibility of getting Domantas Sabonis appeared, Thompson was included in the deal that also sent Tyrese Haliburton and Buddy Hield to Indiana in exchange for the All-Star center. This deal ultimately allowed the Kings to return to the playoffs and sent Thompson on his way back to Cleveland.