Will Jason Thompson ever get big minutes?
Entering his sixth season, Thompson is the Kings' longest-tenured player. So far, he likes what he's seen from Michael Malone's coaching staff.
"They're definitely starting with the mindset of working hard, being 110 percent," Thompson said. "They don't take a lot of crap. They're really in tune with the things they are doing. It should be different."
What isn't different for the 6-foot-11 Thompson is competition for playing time.
A year after signing a five-year deal to stay with the Kings, the new front office has added free agent Carl Landry to the mix at power forward.
-- Sacramento Bee