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Tristan Thompson | Center/Forward | #13

Team: Cleveland Cavaliers
Age / DOB:  (27) / 3/13/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 238
College: Texas
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 1 (4) / CLE
Contract: view contract details

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Cavaliers coach Ty Lue said Tristan Thompson (ankle) will miss the next two weeks.
Fantasy owners finally have a timetable to work with. Thompson's ankle is "incredibly swollen" and he's in a walking boot, so this isn't a big surprise. Larry Nance is a strong pickup and had a monster game in the starting lineup on Monday with 22 points, 15 rebounds, one assist and two steals. Mar 5 - 9:40 PM

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Tristan Thompson (ankle) is in a walking boot and is expected to miss multiple games.

He picked up the injury on Saturday and his ankle is still "incredibly swollen." He will try to get the swelling down over the next few days, but for now he's unsure if he'll need an MRI. Thompson was just a rebounding specialist before this news, so he can dropped in most leagues. Larry Nance should pick up a lot of run and has to be picked up in standard leagues.
Mar 5 - 6:11 PM

Tristan Thompson will miss "multiple games" with a sprained ankle, the Cavs announced on Sunday.

Thompson stepped on someone's heel during Saturday's game and although he continued to play, he experienced "significant swelling" overnight. He's a poor fantasy option even at full strength, so this should impact many 12-team lineups, but it leaves the Cavs with a glaring hole in the middle. Without Kevin Love (hand), they could start Larry Nance Jr. at center, and may even dust off Ante Zizic for some frontcourt minutes.
Mar 4 - 6:50 PM

Tristan Thompson grabbed a season-high 13 rebounds on Sunday, adding six points and one steal in 23 minutes.

Seven of Thompson's rebounds came on the offensive end, which makes it more disappointing that he finished just 3-of-7 from the field. The 26-year-old remains a decent source of FG% and rebounds, but he offers almost nothing else for fantasy -- backup Larry Nance Jr. (four points, four boards, four assists, two steals, two blocks) is more appealing in almost any format.
Feb 25 - 7:10 PM

Tristan Thompson scored a season-high 17 points during Wednesday's shootout vs. the Wolves, making 7-of-9 field goals and 3-of-5 free throws in 29 minutes.

Thompson added five rebounds, two assists and one steal, without any turnovers. His fantasy outlook got a boost after Kevin Love's hand injury, but he's still just a deep-league option. Thompson has only two bare-bones double-doubles this season, he's blocked a total of two shots in the past eight games (201 minutes), and simply doesn't offer much upside.
Feb 7 - 11:30 PM

Tristan Tompson didn't play great during Saturday's loss to the Rockets, scoring nine points on 4-of-6 shooting to go with five rebounds and one steal over 25 minutes.

Thompson hasn’t really seen a dramatic increase in minutes since Love hit the sidelines, earning 24.2 minutes a night over the past two to go with averages of 4.5 points, 5.5 boards and 1.0 block per game on 36.4% shooting from the field and 50.0% from the stripe. He's not worth owning in most leagues.
Feb 3 - 11:04 PM

Tristan Thompson finished with 10 points, 10 rebounds, an assist and a steal over 31 minutes in Friday's 115-108 win against Indiana.

T-Squared was very involved on the offensive end, at least by his standards, hitting 5-of-7 from the floor. It was his first double-digit point total since Jan. 3, which also happened to be his most recent double-double. He continues to be a solid source of rebounds, but don't expect much in the way of point production.
Jan 26 - 10:16 PM

Tristan Thompson will replace Jae Crowder in the starting lineup going forward according to coach Tyronn Lue.

Lue has been contemplating a lineup change for a while now and has finally pulled the trigger. With Thompson at the five, this will push Kevin Love back to his natural position at the four. The Cavaliers have lost six of their last seven games, but we'll see if this move pays dividends starting on Friday vs. the Pacers. Thompson is hitting 60.9% from the line this season, but he should get a bump in minutes with this lineup change and will be a nice source of rebounds.
Jan 25 - 12:57 PM

Tristan Thompson scored nine points with seven rebounds and three assists in 26 minutes against the Thunder on Saturday.

He got the start for the second half because Kevin Love was ill after just three minutes. Thompson couldn't stop Steven Adams and he just hasn't looked the same all year. There are some trade rumors surrounding him and those will probably be heating up with the Cavs getting destroyed on defense.
Jan 20 - 6:30 PM

Tristan Thompson started the third quarter for Kevin Love on Saturday.

Love is ill and he may not be able to return. Steven Adams smashed on the Cavs to start this game, so Thompson will have his hands full.
Jan 20 - 5:07 PM

The Cavs would be willing to trade Tristan Thompson in the "right deal," according to Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports.

According to the published report, "multiple NBA teams have cited Thompson as an asset Cleveland is willing to move in the right deal, such as one for the Los Angeles Clippers’ DeAndre Jordan." Thompson is averaging career-lows across the board this season, including points, rebounds and minutes. A trade out of Cleveland would almost assuredly increase his fantasy value.
Jan 12 - 11:43 AM

Tristan Thompson finished with nine points and seven rebounds across 20 minutes in Saturday's 131-127 win at Orlando.

Thompson was a very efficient 4-of-6 from the field, but he was limited to 20 minutes off the pine because he picked up four personals. Since flipping the calendar from 2017 to 2017, he is averaging 8.3 points with 8.7 rebounds per game in three outings, both well above his season averages. Still, he remains useful only in larger standard leagues and some deeper category-based formats.
Jan 6 - 10:11 PM

Tristan Thompson was a bright spot for the Cavs on Wednesday, posting 10 points and 11 rebounds for his first double-double of the season.

Thompson also had two assists and one block in a season-high 29 minutes. That's a good indication that his minute-limit has been lifted, or at least eased, although he also benefited from the loss of Kevin Love (ankle) tonight. Even if Love misses time, Thompson's lack of versatility makes him a poor option in category-based leagues.
Jan 4 - 12:55 AM

Tristan Thompson played 18 minutes in a loss at Milwaukee on Tuesday, making 3-of-4 field goals and 3-of-5 free throws for nine points, five rebounds, two assists and one steal.

Cavs coach Ty Lue said he liked what he got from Thompson tonight, and TT might have played more if he weren't on an 18-minute limit. Even when his restrictions are lifted, though, he's a poor bet for fantasy value -- for instance, his nine points tonight were a season-high.
Tue, Dec 19, 2017 11:48:00 PM

Tristan Thompson logged 15 minutes off the bench on Sunday, scoring four points on 2-of-2 shooting without any other stats to his credit.

Thompson was on a minute-limit tonight but it's encouraging that he played at all in the second of back-to-back games. His real-world value far exceeds his fantasy appeal -- suffice to say, Thompson has never finished as a top-120 player (per game, 8-cat or 9-cat) in his six-year NBA career.
Sun, Dec 17, 2017 09:49:00 PM

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