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Tristan Thompson | Center | #13

Team: Cleveland Cavaliers
Age / DOB:  (27) / 3/13/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 238
College: Texas
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 1 (4) / CLE
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Tristan Thompson has been diagnosed with a left foot sprain.
X-rays came back negative, though it's still unclear what kind of timetable Thompson is looking at. The Cavaliers have been cautious with their veterans in what has been a lost season, so maybe they shut him down for a bit. His owners should sit tight until we learn more. In the meantime, Larry Nance could really take advantage of this opportunity and had a 16-7-2-2 line in 25 minutes, while Jaron Blossomgame is a name for deep-league owners to keep an eye on as he's coming off a double-double in his fourth game with the team. Dec 10 - 10:43 PM

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Tristan Thompson will not return to Monday's game vs. the Bucks with a left foot injury.

He finished with 12 points, six rebounds and one steal in 18 minutes. Thompson walked to the locker room alongside the trainer under his own power, but the severity is not known. If Thompson is forced to miss time, Larry Nance would be the biggest beneficiary with Ante Zizic entering the rotation as the backup center.
Dec 10 - 9:37 PM

Tristan Thompson scored 23 points (11-of-18 FGs, 1-of-2 FTs) with 19 rebounds, five assists, and two blocks in 42 minutes against the Wizards on Saturday.

Thompson has grabbed 15+ boards eight times this season and he's also grabbed 19 boards in three of his last five games. The five assists matched his career-high and the two blocks tied his season-high. He's having arguably the best season of his career to this point and makes for the perfect sell-high candidate.
Dec 8 - 10:58 PM

Tristan Thompson was quiet on Friday with four points, six rebounds and two assists in 30 minutes.

This was a seemingly favorable up-tempo matchup vs. the Kings, but they did a good job keeping Thompson off the glass -- the second-leading offensive rebounder in the league finished with just one OREB. His streak of double-doubles ends at four but he should start a new one vs. the Wizards on Saturday.
Dec 7 - 10:31 PM

Tristan Thompson kept rolling on Wednesday with 14 points, 19 rebounds (seven offensive) and three assists in 30 minutes.

Thompson was 2-of-6 at the line without any defensive stats, but he made 6-of-8 field goals and is simply rolling as an unexpected value for fantasy owners. He's already notched 14 double-doubles this season and is hitting career-highs in scoring (11.7 points per game), rebounds (11.5), assists (2.0) and steals (0.9). He's even shown modest improvement from the FT line at 64.4% and fantasy owners should ride him until he runs out of gas.
Dec 5 - 9:59 PM

Tristan Thompson grabbed a career-high 22 boards against the Rockets on Saturday, adding 16 points, two assists and four steals in 39 minutes.

He owned the offensive glass with 11 on that end and he sits in the No. 2 spot in that category on the season (Drummond). Thompson has seen high minutes in each of his last four, averaging 14.5 points, 13.8 boards, 1.8 steals and 1.0 turnovers in 33.7 minutes per game. The Cavs are also playing well to keep the garbage time down, but there's a decent chance this will be Tristan's best four-game run of the year.
Nov 24 - 10:12 PM

Trisan Thompson scored 18 points (8-of-14 FGs, 2-of-2 FTs) with 13 rebounds and two steals in 35 minutes against the Sixers on Friday.

The scoring isn't always there, but the boards are. Thompson is now averaging 12.8 points and 12.4 rebounds over his last five games. He's not providing much in the way of defensive stats and his FT% isn't great, but he's still worth owning in most formats.
Nov 23 - 11:33 PM

Tristan Thompson pulled down a season-high 21 rebounds in Tuesday's win over Charlotte, adding 11 points, five assists and four turnovers in 28 minutes.

That matches a career-high and it's his third game ever with 20+ rebounds. Thompson has benefitted from the Cavaliers being shorthanded and has four straight double-doubles with averages of 15.5 points, 16.0 rebounds and 2.5 assists in that span. He's becoming a must-own player for fantasy owners that can live with the hit to their FT%.
Nov 13 - 10:05 PM

Tristan Thompson scored a season-high 22 points with 12 rebounds, one assist and two steals in 34 minutes against the Bulls on Saturday.

The Cavs bumped Larry Nance over to a straight PF and had Ante Zizic back up Thompson, so that helped him get some additional playing time. That move should stick until at least Cedi Osman can return, and it might be stick regardless. Thompson has played well enough to be owned in standard leagues.
Nov 10 - 10:26 PM

Tristan Thompson recored season-highs in points (19) and rebounds (16) in Monday's 102-100 loss to the Magic.

He also matched his season-high in assists with four, adding one block and three turnovers in 34 minutes. Larry Nance played just 14 minutes and hasn't been a threat, while Thompson's minutes have been steady with at least 27 in four straight games. Maybe the Cavs try to get Nance more involved with the team sitting at the bottom of the East with a 1-9 record, but Thompson is clearly the better fantasy asset right now. If you do pick Thompson up, just beware of his free throw shooting because he's barely over 60% for his career.
Nov 5 - 10:03 PM

Tristan Thompson double-doubled vs. the Hawks on Tuesday with 11 points, 13 rebounds, three assists and four steals in 29 minutes.

The Hawks deployed two traditional centers in Alex Len and Dewayne Dedmon, so Thompson got the bulk of the center minutes over Larry Nance. The Cavs are 1-6 and will want to get Nance more involved, and keep in mind that Thompson barely made any noise before tonight. Nance is the big you want in Cleveland, but this looks like an annoying situation.
Oct 30 - 10:22 PM

Tristan Thompson made 1-of-10 from the field for two points with 12 rebounds, four assists and one turnover in 24 minutes against the Nets on Wednesday.

His minutes have dropped in each of the last two games which is directly tied to Larry Nance returning. Thompson doesn't exactly have a fantasy-friendly game and it'll be thought for him to sustain value with what looks like a 50/50 split at the five.
Oct 24 - 9:26 PM

Tristan Thompson hauled in a game-high 13 rebounds in 27 minutes as a starter on Wednesday, adding three points and one assist.

Context is everything, and the Cavs were playing without Larry Nance (ankle) tonight. Thompson also turned it over four times tonight and even in a best-case scenario he's just a low-end fantasy center. There are higher-upside guys on your waiver wire.
Oct 17 - 11:57 PM

Tristan Thompson will be in the starting lineup for Wednesday's season opener against the Raptors.

Larry Nance (ankle) is questionable for Wednesday's game, so Thompson could see quality minutes in a favorable matchup for him. However, his minutes will likely be in the lower-20s on most nights, and he'll be moving in and out of the starting five based on the matchup, so he can only be viewed as a low-end big to own in deep leagues.
Oct 16 - 5:16 PM

Tristan Thompson said the Cavaliers "want to play fast" and that coach Ty Lue has empowered his big men to spark transition opportunities.

Thompson said that Lue "trusts" his big men to push the ball after defensive rebounds, specifically citing himself, Larry Nance and Kevin Love. The Cavs' center spot is expected to rotate between Nance and Thompson based upon matchups, and Nance is by far the more appealing fantasy option in this timeshare.
Source: NBA.com
Oct 4 - 3:40 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Collin Sexton
2Matthew Dellavedova
SG1Alec Burks
2J.R. Smith
SF1Rodney Hood
2David Nwaba
PF1Kevin Love
2Cedi Osman
C1Tristan Thompson
2John Henson
3Ante Zizic
4Channing Frye