Kings’ Thompson Ready for Unselfish Role
(Jason) Thompson says he is excited about the direction of the Kings under (Keith) Smart, who is entering his first full season, and is ready to contribute wherever needed.
“Some guys are going to have to play different roles,” said Thompson, the Kings’ first-round draft pick in 2008.
DeMarcus Cousins, Tyreke Evans and Marcus Thornton are expected to do the bulk of the scoring for the Kings.
That doesn’t include new point guard Aaron Brooks and returning point guard Isaiah Thomas, who also can score 20-plus points on any given night.
That doesn’t leave a lot of offensive plays to be run through Thompson, who averaged 9.1 points and 6.9 rebounds last season while shooting a career-high 53.5 percent from the field.
Thompson understands that and is out for consistency in his role.
For the Kings to have a chance of ending their six-season losing streak, they need more players to think unselfishly.
Thompson’s attitude fits that mold.