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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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Tristan Thompson picked up a DNP-CD during Game 2 on Wednesday.
Thompson may not return to the rotation while Kevin Love and Larry Nance are healthy, at least not during the Cavs' first-round series vs. Indiana, but it's worth noting that Love hurt his left thumb in the fourth quarter tonight. His absence is even more glaring in light of the $36 million Cleveland owes him through 2020. Apr 18 - 9:59 PM

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Tristan Thompson had just two points, three rebounds and one assist in 16 minutes vs. Charlotte on Wednesday.

Kevin Love (concussion) was out of commission tonight and it's unclear when he'll return -- he needs to clear the league's strenuous concussion protocol. Even if he does miss more games, though, there are no guarantees Thompson will earn more starts -- Cleveland could go smaller vs. teams like the Pelicans (Friday) and Mavericks (Sunday). It's safe to leave Thompson on the wire in almost any format.
Mar 28 - 10:03 PM

George Hill, Rodney Hood, LeBron James, Jeff Green and Tristan Thompson will start against the Hornets on Wednesday.

The Cavs will go big at the five against Dwight Howard, which makes sense from a defensive standpoint. Larry Nance should still see a lot of run off the bench and is a much better fantasy play than Thompson.
Mar 28 - 5:33 PM

Tristan Thompson scored four points with 10 rebounds in 16 minutes against the Suns on Friday.

Larry Nance has been a smashing success while healthy, so Thompson's minutes are likely going to drop. He doesn't have much fantasy value even when he gets 30 minutes anyway.
Mar 23 - 10:56 PM

Tristan Thompson (ankle) and Larry Nance Jr. (hamstring) are back on a minute restriction against the Suns on Friday.

Both players will stick on the bench, which isn't a surprise now that Kevin Love is back. Nance was very good before his injury, so there likely won't be many minutes for Thompson tonight.
Mar 23 - 5:51 PM

Tristan Thompson (ankle) is questionable for Friday's game vs. the Suns.

Thompson initially injured the ankle back on March 3rd and has missed nine straight games for Cleveland. However, he has been making progress in his rehab and is inching closer to a return. We should have an update on his status after Friday's shootaround. Thompson has been a rebound specialist when healthy, but he will very likely be on a minutes limit as he works his way back into game shape. He should be left on waivers.
Mar 23 - 9:10 AM

Tristan Thompson (ankle) is out for Wednesday against the Raptors.

This will be Thompson's ninth straight game on the sidelines, although he does appear to be getting close, according to coach Larry Drew today. With both Thompson and Larry Nance (hamstring) out tonight, Ante Zizic should be good for roughly 20 minutes, and perhaps Kevin Love will see more than the 25 minutes he saw in his return to action on Monday. Thompson isn't worth owning anywhere.
Mar 21 - 5:24 PM

Tristan Thompson (ankle) is questionable for Wednesday's game vs. the Raptors.

Thomas has been sidelined since initially injuring his ankle back on March 3rd. Thus, being tagged as questionable is considered an upgrade. We should expect an update on his status following Wednesday morning's shootaround. Thompson has been a rebound specialist when healthy, but he will very likely be on a minutes limit as he works his way back into game shape. He will also have to split time with Larry Nance, once Nance (hamstring) returns from injury as well.
Mar 20 - 7:05 PM

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

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

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C1Tristan Thompson
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