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Tristan Thompson | Center/Forward | #13

Team: Cleveland Cavaliers
Age / DOB:  (26) / 3/13/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 238
College: Texas
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 1 (4) / CLE
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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

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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

Updating a previous report, Tristan Thompson (calf) will play roughly 14 minutes on Sunday.

He was originally expected to take the night off on the second leg of a back-to-back set, but Tyronn Lue will instead deploy him in seven-minute stints tonight. Still, that's not enough playing time to make a meaningful impact anywhere.
Sun, Dec 17, 2017 04:46:00 PM

Tristan Thompson (calf) will be back on the sidelines for Sunday's game in Washington, sitting in the second end of a back-to-back.

The Cavaliers are treating T-Squared with kid gloves after a lengthy layoff due to a calf injury. He played seven minutes off the bench, scoring four points, his first scoring since Nov. 1. He also chipped in with two rebounds and two steals before calling it a night. Despite the fact he is sitting Sunday, the time is now to grab him off the waiver wire in deeper leagues if he is still available.
Sat, Dec 16, 2017 10:16:00 PM

Tristan Thompson (calf) will only play in the first half and will come off the bench against the Jazz on Saturday.

The Cavs are going to be careful here because Thompson has suffered two different setbacks. With him returning, that should mean Jeff Green and Channing Frye could lose a few minutes while some other wings could lose run if someone heats up. Thompson is only worth an add in deeper leagues.
Sat, Dec 16, 2017 05:53:00 PM

Tristan Thompson (calf) is expected to play Saturday against the Jazz on Saturday.

He had a setback this week and was scratched on Thursday. Thompson will almost certainly have a minutes limit because he's had multiple set backs, so anyone wanting to use him in a deep league should set the bar low
Fri, Dec 15, 2017 06:26:00 PM

Tristan Thompson (calf) experienced soreness in warmups and will not play vs. the Lakers on Thursday.

He only played six minutes in his first game back and was only expected to play a handful of minutes in the first half vs. the Lakers, so he shouldn't have been in fantasy lineups anyways.
Thu, Dec 14, 2017 07:46:00 PM

Tristan Thompson (calf) will play on Thursday, but he will again be limited to the first half.

The Cavs are taking it easy with Thompson after an extended absence, but they're re-evaluated his restrictions over the weekend. He's best avoided until the minutes increase and he's established some reliable fantasy production.
Thu, Dec 14, 2017 06:32:00 PM

Tristan Thompson returned from his calf injury and played six minutes, but you wouldn't know it from looking at his boxscore, as he posted zeros across the board.

Thompson has been out since Nov. 1, and while it doesn't mean much of anything in fantasyland, the Cavs will be thrilled to have one of their key big men back.
Wed, Dec 13, 2017 04:40:00 AM

Tristan Thompson (calf) will not play in the second half of Tuesday's game vs. the Hawks.

He played six minutes without any stats. There's no word of a setback, but he's not on the bench and is probably just getting treatment in the locker room. If we had to guess, maybe the Cavaliers are just being super cautious in his first game back since Nov. 1.
Tue, Dec 12, 2017 08:49:00 PM

Tristan Thompson (calf) will play Tuesday vs. the Hawks.

Thompson has been out since November, so he'll likely be eased into things, although it's not like he'll have a substantial role even once he's fully up to speed. On the year, Thompson is averaging just 4.4 points and 6.4 rebounds per game in 21.6 minutes a night, so he's not a viable target in most scenarios.
Tue, Dec 12, 2017 05:30:00 PM

Tristan Thompson (left calf strain) is listed as questionable vs. the Hawks on Tuesday.

Thompson, who has been sidelined since November 1st, is expected to make his return to the Cavs lineup on Tuesday. Coach Lue did say that Thompson would come off the bench initially. His fantasy value is limited, as Thompson was averaging just 4.4 points and 6.4 rebounds in 21.6 minutes over the Cavs first eight games this season.
Source: NBA.com
Tue, Dec 12, 2017 10:30:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Derrick Rose
2Jose Calderon
3Isaiah Thomas
4London Perrantes
SG1J.R. Smith
2Dwyane Wade
3Kyle Korver
4Iman Shumpert
SF1LeBron James
2Jeff Green
3Cedi Osman
PF1Jae Crowder
2Channing Frye
C1Kevin Love
2Tristan Thompson
3Ante Zizic