Jason Thompson To Re-Sign With Kings, According To Report

The Sacramento Kings are heading into a 2012-13 season where a lot will be up in the air. There is still the possibility that the Kings will soon be leaving Northern California, and there's no guarantee that they will be able to improve upon the lackluster team they trotted out in the lockout-shortened 2011-12 season. However, they have at least locked up the player who was their top priority this offseason.

According to Jason Jones of the Sacramento Bee, the Kings have come to an agreement with restricted free agent Jason Thompson. The power forward's new deal is believed to be a multi-year contract that would pay him $6 million in the first year.

"We're really excited about where we are with negotiations," Kings basketball president Geoff Petrie said Sunday. "And it's our intention to enter into a player contract once the moratorium ends."

Thompson averaged 9.1 points and 6.9 rebounds per game for the Kings last season.

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