By Johnny Askounis/ email@example.com
Per the press release: “Real Madrid C. F. informs that our basketball player Trey Thompkins has brought an end to his time at the club.
Real Madrid wishes to express its gratitude and affection towards Thompkins for the seven seasons during which he defended our jersey.
Thompkins lifted 13 pieces of silverware at Real Madrid: one European Cup, one Intercontinental Cup, four league titles, a trio of Copa del Rey crowns and four Spanish Super Cups.
Real Madrid wishes him and his family all the very best in this new chapter.”
Thompkins, 32, joined Los Blancos back in 2015. The last season with the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague and Liga Endesa giant was cut short in early April. Despite head coach Pablo Laso noting he was never been out of the team, he did not return to action down the stretch of the 2021-22 season. Averaging 5.7 points and 2.2 rebounds per game over 13 appearances in the EuroLeague, and 5.3 points per ACB game over three appearances displayed his limited effort at the conclusion of the seven-year run.
Coming out of Georgia in 2011, he was selected by the Los Angeles Clippers with the 37th overall pick of the NBA draft. He logged 24 games played as a reserve in the 2011-12 season and dealt with an injury on his left knee before shifting from the NBA to Nizhny Novgorod for the 2014-15 season and has been in Madrid the rest of the way.
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