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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
Contract: view contract details

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The Cavaliers announced on Thursday that Tristan Thompson will miss 3-4 weeks with a left calf strain.
Shams Charania of The Vertical reported that Thompson will be out for a month, so this latest update from the Cavs is slightly more optimistic. As previously noted, the Cavs will need Kevin Love to play most of his minutes at center going forward and Jeff Green and Jae Crowder will both see a bump in minutes. Nov 2 - 1:06 PM

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Tristan Thompson is expected to miss one month with a left calf injury according to Shams Charania of The Vertical.

He had an MRI on Thursday morning and it obviously didn't go well with Thompson out until at least December. Kevin Love is going to have to play a lot more center going forward, opening minutes up for Jae Crowder and Jeff Green. It's possible Ante Zizic gets a look as well, but he's not close to being on the fantasy radar.
Nov 2 - 12:00 PM

Tristan Thompson will undergo an MRI on his left calf on Thursday.

He was diagnosed with a left calf strain and didn't return to Wednesday's game, and it's worth noting that he left the arena on crutches. It's too early to speculate on a timetable, so we'll have to wait until after Thursday's MRI. If he misses time, the Cavs will have to play more small ball with Kevin Love at center. Jeff Green would also get a bump.
Nov 1 - 11:18 PM

Tristan Thompson suffered a left calf strain and will not return on Wednesday.

He headed back to the locker room under his own power, but he did have a limp. It was pretty clear he pulled a muscle in the second quarter and he may need an MRI. With Thompson out, it'll be Jae Crowder and Jeff Green stepping up. Crowder is worth a look, but we'd like to see him play well before suggesting an add in most formats.
Nov 1 - 8:27 PM

Tristan Thompson (leg) limped to the locker room in the second quarter on Wednesday.

J.R. Smith helped him to the bench and the training staff was looking at his left leg. Thompson didn't appear have an awkward landing, so he may have pulled his calf muscle. He was able to limp to the locker room under his own power, but he may not start the second half. Jae Crowder would likely benefit most as Kevin Love shift to being more of a center.
Nov 1 - 8:07 PM

Tristan Thompson started on Sunday but you couldn't tell from the stat sheet, as he scored just one point with one block and zero rebounds, assists or steals in 19 minutes.

The Cavs lost at home to the Knicks, 114-95, which prompted coach Tyronn Lue to lament, "Teams just look faster than we do at every position." Regardless of what tweaks Lue makes, Thompson is a poor fantasy option -- he has a total of three blocks and one steal in seven games, and he hasn't scored more than eight points or played more than 26 minutes this season.
Oct 29 - 10:50 PM

Tristan Thompson scored seven points in a start against the Pelicans on Saturday, adding two rebounds in 17 minutes.

He just had no shot against DeMarcus Cousins and Anthony Davis in this game. Thompson also hasn't been able to do anything productive with only two blocks on the entire season while not producing on offense. The Cavs absolutely need him to play better, but your fantasy team doesn't. Drop him almost everywhere.
Oct 28 - 9:41 PM

Tristan Thompson scored three points with eight rebounds and one steal in 23 minutes against the Nets on Wednesday.

He scored a combined eight points in 47 minutes during his two starts, adding just one block and 17 boards. Thompson is not exactly a per-minute stud no matter where he gets his minutes, so he's not someone fantasy owners should consider in almost any situation.
Oct 25 - 10:27 PM

LeBron James, J.R. Smith, Jae Crowder, Kevin Love and Tristan Thompson will start against the Bulls on Tuesday.

Point guard LeBron James has arrived, and it's his first start at guard since the 2011-12 season. Thompson has been coming off the bench, but the Cavs will move most of their roster around to compensate for the lack of PG depth today. Thompson should get minutes in the 20s today, but his fantasy value doesn't change much here.
Oct 24 - 5:23 PM

Tristan Thompson (knee) did not practice on Monday.

He's just dealing with some soreness and coach Tyronn Lue is fully expecting him to play against Chicago on Tuesday. Thompson is coming off the bench these days and is only seeing 23.3 minutes per game, so he's strictly a deep-league asset.
Oct 23 - 2:02 PM

Tristan Thompson came off the bench and played just 19 minutes vs. the Celtics on Tuesday, finishing with five points, six rebounds, two assists and two turnovers.

He was 2-of-3 from the field, but hit just 1-of-3 from the line. His free throw shooting was his biggest concern last season (49.8 percent), but now his workload is trending in the wrong direction with the Cavs starting a small-ball lineup with Kevin Love at center. There will be nights when the Cavs will need Thompson to play more, but he's a low-end fantasy asset at best.
Oct 17 - 11:05 PM

Tristan Thompson will come off the bench this season according to Jason Lloyd of The Athletic.

The Cavaliers will roll with Derrick Rose, J.R. Smith, LeBron James, Jae Crowder and Kevin Love on opening night. The report adds that Thompson is "accepting" of a return to the bench. Cleveland has very little depth up front, and while this is a knock to Thompson's fantasy value, he could still get minutes in the 20s and continue to be a solid source of rebounds. He's not a recommended target.
Oct 2 - 9:44 AM

Tristan Thompson could move to the bench this season.

Coach Ty Lue is considering starting Kevin Love at the five and start Jae Crowder next to LeBron James. Lue said he was "fine" with any concerns of swapping out Thompson to downgrade his defense, but he wanted to have better space on the offensive side. Thompson coming off the bench would hurt his minutes, so he wouldn't really be worth drafting in most leagues.
Sep 30 - 5:19 PM

Tristan Thompson had his best game of the 2017 NBA Finals, scoring five points with 10 rebounds, five assists and two turnovers.

He brought his typical energy in this game and played much better on the defensive end. Color commentary guy Jeff Van Gundy brought up the Kardashian curse in the first half and Khloe was in attendance, so the commentary was top notch on that front. The Cavs will absolutely need another great game from Thompson on Monday and beyond.
Jun 10 - 12:17 AM

Tristan Thompson, who said he played like "trash" in Game 1 of the Finals, finished Sunday's Game 2 defeat with eight points on 4-of-7 shooting, four rebounds, two steals and one assist in 21 minutes.

Thompson went scoreless in Game 1 with four rebounds, while the Cavs yielded 14 offensive boards to the Warriors. The Cavs were smashed on the boards again tonight, 53-41, and Thompson tied J.R. Smith for the worst plus/minus rating of the night at -18. With the Cavs skewing toward smaller lineups, Thompson's playing time is up in the air as the series shifts to Cleveland for Game 3.
Jun 4 - 11:24 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
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