I'm not sure either are particularly close to being able to jump to the professional ranks. But, considering Thompson's size and shot-blocking ability, it could happen. Plus, he hit the weight room hard in the year he sat out. Thinking he'll be a high-energy, shot blocking, rebounding, do the "dirty work" kind of guy that all pro teams – NBA or otherwise – covet.
Broke his ribs early in training camp and finally on track to return
Waived from their injured reserve and they reached an injury settlement with him. So, doesn't look like it.