Tuesday, July 16, 2024

Jason Thompson’s homecoming: Traded to the 76ers

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Jason Thompson is going home. He has been traded to the Philadelphia 76ers in a multi-player deal.

The Sacramento Kings traded Nik Stauskas, Carl Landy, a 2017 first-round pick, and a future first-round draft pick to the 76ers. In exchange, the Kings received the rights to Artūras Gudaitis, the rights to Luka Mitrović, and a 2017 1st-round draft pick.

Former Sacramento Kings player Jason Thompson looks on during the game against the Los Angeles Lakers
Jason Thompson looks on during the game against the Los Angeles Lakers (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)

In this multi-faceted trade, the 76ers have the option to a 2016 first-round draft pick swap. The first-round draft pick in the future will be at least two years after the Kings convey a first-round draft pick to the Cavaliers in an earlier trade.

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This future first-round draft pick will be protected in the Top 10 in 2018. However, in 2019, it will be unprotected.

There is a pick swap that involves 2016 and 2017 first-round picks. In 2016, the Kings’ pick is protected from 11-30. The following year, it is protected from 11 to 30 once again if the Kings do not convey the first-round pick to the Cavaliers in 2016.

Thompson was born in Camden, New Jersey, which is across the bridge from Philadelphia. In addition, he went to Lenape High School in Medford, New Jersey before attending Rider University.

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If he does get to play at home — and is not flipped later in a separate deal — he would be one of many players, who got to play close to home.

This happens more than you would think.

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso IIIhttps://thecapitalsportsreport.com
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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