|Position||Shooting guard / Small forward|
|League||VTB United League
FIBA Europe Cup
March 23, 1983 |
Los Angeles, California
|Listed height||6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)|
|Listed weight||193 lb (88 kg)|
|High school||Redondo Union
(Redondo Beach, California)
|NBA draft||2005 / Round: 2 / Pick: 54th overall|
|Selected by the New York Knicks|
|2010–2011||Spartak St. Petersburg|
|2015||Hapoel Tel Aviv|
|2016||Petrolina AEK Larnaca|
|Career highlights and awards|
Dijon Lynn Thompson (born March 23, 1983) is an American professional basketball player for Nizhny Novgorod of the VTB United League. While he played mainly at the shooting guard position in his early career, he also played as a small forward during his European years.
Thompson was chosen by the New York Knicks in the second round of the 2005 NBA draft (54th pick overall). Soon afterward he was traded along with forward-center Kurt Thomas to the Phoenix Suns, in exchange for guard Quentin Richardson, the draft rights to guard Nate Robinson and cash considerations.
On November 4, 2005 the Suns assigned him to the Albuquerque Thunderbirds of the NBA D-League where he averaged 17.7 points and 7.7 rebounds in three games. The Suns made him the first player of the season recalled from the D-League on November 26, after Leandro Barbosa suffered a knee injury.
On March 10, 2006, Thompson underwent microfracture surgery on his right knee, causing him to sit out the rest of the season. By June 23, it was announced that the Suns were not picking up Thompson's player-option for his second season making him a free-agent. 
On November 27, 2006, Thompson was reacquired by the Albuquerque Thunderbirds and made an immediate impact by averaging 20.8 points and 9.8 rebounds during his first five games. On December 11, Thompson was named the D-League Performer of the Week.
On January 6, 2007, Thompson was signed to a 10-day contract by the Atlanta Hawks while forward Josh Smith recovered from a hernia operation. The Hawks renewed for a second 10-day contract, on January 16, with Thompson averaging 2.8 points, 1.3 rebounds, and 8.3 minutes in six games. Upon his return to the D-League, Thompson scored 14 points in the 2007 NBA D-League All-Star Game in Las Vegas, Nevada on February 19, 2007. He finished the year leading the Thunderbirds franchise to a playoff berth, though, they lost in the first round.
Thompson was named All-NBA Development League Honorable Mention Team for the 2006-07 season.
- Arizona State Sun Devils vs. UCLA Bruins - Recap - February 10, 2005 - ESPN
- D-League Humbles Thompson
- Player Profile
- Phoenix Will Not Pick Up Option On Dijon Thompson
- Warriors Invite Dijon Thompson and Anthony Roberson to Training Camp
- Warriors Cut Dijon Thompson
- D-League Performer of the Week, December 11, 2006
- Hawks sign Thompson to 10-day contract
- Hawks Sign Former D-Leaguer Thompson to Second 10-Day Contract
- Thunderbirds: Thompson Takes Steps Toward NBA Return
- T-Birds' Repeat Bid Doused by Colorado 14ers Roll Over Defending Champs
- D-League Announces 2006-07 GATORADE All-League Selections Archived 2016-06-10 at the Wayback Machine.
- ALBA acquires Dijon Thompson and Dragan Dojcin; Koko Archibong leaves Berlin. (in German)
- Dijon Thompson and ALBA Berlin part ways
- Geschäftsführer Baldi stellt sich vor Trainer Pavicevic (in German)
- Azovmash lands Thompson, Rizvic
- Asvel Baskets adds versatile forward Thompson
- "Dijon Thompson moves to Nizhny Novgorod". Sportando.net. September 4, 2012. Retrieved September 5, 2012.
- "2013-14 All-Eurocup First, Second teams named". Eurocupbasketball.com. April 25, 2014. Retrieved May 2, 2014.
- "Dijon Thompson signs with Hapoel Tel Aviv". Sportando.com. February 17, 2015. Retrieved February 17, 2015.
- ΠΕΤΡΟΛΙΝΑ ΑΕΚ: ΥΠΕΓΡΑΨΕ Ο DIJON THOMPSON