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Tristan Thompson | Center/Forward

Team: Cleveland Cavaliers
Age / DOB:  (23) / 3/13/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 238
College: Texas
Contract: view contract details

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Tristan Thompson had two steals and three blocks to go with five points and seven boards in 23 minutes off the bench on Monday.
Thompson has been heating up lately but his fantasy deficiencies give him a late-round upside at best. He's worth a glance if you need a warm body in a 14-team league. Nov 17 - 11:08 PM

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Tristan Thompson played 24 minutes against the Hawks on Saturday with 15 points, seven rebounds, one assist, two steals and one block.

He has been hitting the boards a lot and that's part of the reason why the Cavs have been sub-par in transition defense. Thompson is more of a 14- or 16-team guy to own and his prospective fantasy owners shouldn't get too excited about this game.
Nov 15 - 10:29 PM

Updating a previous item, Anderson Varejao is starting against the Pelicans on Monday.

Apparently the lineup sheet was wrong, so the Cavs are going to stick with their usual starters. Varejao could have a double-double in the starting lineup.
Nov 10 - 6:54 PM

Tristan Thompson said he's adjusting to his new bench role this season.

"I approach coming off bench by wanting to be that spark," he said. "It’s not just me, but (Matthew Dellavedova), Shawn (Marion) and Mike Miller. (We want to) keep the intensity high and bring that energy so coach can rely on us and give our starters a blow." Thompson added that he's not distracted at all by failing to reach an extension with the Cavs, and he'll enter the 2015 offseason as a restricted free agent after Cleveland extends a qualifying contract offer.
Source: News-Herald
Nov 3 - 10:15 AM

Tristan Thompson and the Cavaliers did not come to an agreement on a contract extension Friday, meaning he will become a restricted free agent.

It was reported that he was offered north of $48 million, which is hard to imagine turning down, especially in Cleveland. It remains to be seen what kind of offers Thompson would get, but if Friday's franchise-tying 12 offensive boards was any indication, he is going to get paid. Thompson isn't a must-start player while Anderson Varejao is healthy, but owners in deep leagues should have definitely taken notice.
Source: Sportando
Nov 1 - 10:22 AM

Tristan Thompson had a whopping 12 offensive boards against the Bulls on Friday, adding one defensive rebound, two assists, two blocks and 16 points.

The offensive rebounds were a huge story here and Thompson was so great that he played power forward, unlike Thursday night. He still isn't going to do too much on defense, so fantasy owners shouldn't be too eager to grab him while Anderson Varejao is healthy. From the fun stat department: The last player to have 12 offensive boards and one defensive board was Zydrunas Ilgauskas in 2005.
Oct 31 - 11:27 PM

Tristan Thompson and the Cavs are reportedly still far apart on a contract extension, and their unlikely to come to an agreement by Friday's deadline.

That means that Thompson will become a restricted free agent at the conclusion of the season. While Anderson Varejao is healthy Thompson's fantasy value will be very limited, however, that will change if Varejao goes down at any point.
Oct 31 - 2:32 PM

Tristan Thompson came off the bench for 20 minutes against the Knicks during a 95-90 loss on Thursday, scoring six points with two rebounds.

He made just 3-of-7 from the field and made it abundantly clear he's not going to have much value while Anderson Varejao is healthy. Fantasy owners can cut Thompson in most leagues due to a lack of per-minute production from a fantasy perspective.
Oct 31 - 12:32 AM

The Cleveland Cavaliers are still optimistic about signing Tristan Thompson to a contract extension.

With clock is ticking towards the October 31 deadline that would keep Thompson from become a restricted free agent after the 2014-15 season, the Cavs are still expressing optimism. "We’d like to sign Tristan long-term to the Cavaliers. I don’t think that’s any secret," Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert said. "I believe they’d like to do that as well. So we’ll hopefully see what happens this week." Thompson will be primarily backing up Kevin Love and Anderson Varejao this season, so his fantasy value is limited to deeper leagues barring an injury.
Oct 30 - 9:36 AM

Cavs owner Dan Gilbert said on Wednesday that he wants to extend Tristan Thompson long term.

The Cavs and Thompson are reportedly not close to a contract extension so this should be an interesting development that we will watch closely. He is going to come off the bench this season behind Anderson Varejao and Kevin Love, so Thompson won't have much fantasy value except in deeper leagues at the moment.
Oct 29 - 12:03 PM

The Cavs and Tristan Thompson are not close to coming to terms on an extension.

It sounds like he will be a restricted free agent next summer. Thompson does have a big opportunity in front of him, but he will be coming off the bench. That said, he doesn't have a lot of presence in defensive stats and is inefficient, so we like other people later in drafts.
Oct 25 - 10:56 AM

Tristan Thompson will begin the 2014-15 season coming off the bench for the Cavs.

Destined for a reserve role, Thompson will enter the 2014-15 season as more of a deep league asset. However, current starting center Anderson Varejao is about as injury prone as they come, so if/when Varejao goes down with an injury, Thompson will gain standard league relevancy as the teams' starting center.
Oct 24 - 1:35 PM

Tristan Thompson had nine points, five rebounds, two steals and zero blocks on 3-of-8 shooting in 17 minutes on Wednesday.

Anderson Varejao is starting at center and Kevin Love is going to eat up the power forward minutes, but Thompson will see minutes backing up both of them. And once Varejao goes down with an injury (don't kid yourself - it will happen), Thompson could find himself starting at center.
Oct 22 - 11:00 PM

Tristan Thompson came off the bench in Monday's preseason game against the Bulls, scoring 10 points on 4-of-8 shooting with eight rebounds and two blocks in 24 minutes.

Hopefully he can keep the blocks up but 0.4 per game last season is probably a better indicator. David Blatt said tonight's game would be run like a regular season game and that probably means Thompson is the swing big backing up both Anderson Varejao and Kevin Love. He has a hard time accumulating value as a big-minute starter, so needless to say this news moves him further into deep league territory.
Oct 20 - 10:28 PM

Tristan Thompson will come off the bench against the Bulls on Monday.

He's actually been great so far this preseason, making 20-of-34 from the field and 15-of-19 from the line. Thompson isn't a great foul shooter and only somehow blocked just 0.4 shots per game last season, so fantasy owners shouldn't be too eager to pick him up.
Oct 20 - 11:41 AM

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All Positions
PG1Kyrie Irving
2Matthew Dellavedova
3Will Cherry
SG1Shawn Marion
2Dion Waiters
3James Jones
4Joe Harris
SF1LeBron James
2Mike Miller
PF1Kevin Love
2Tristan Thompson
C1Anderson Varejao
2Brendan Haywood
3Louis Amundson
4Alex Kirk