Cavaliers GM David Griffin said that Tristan Thompson can guard any type of frontcourt player.
Tristan Thompson scored eight points with 10 rebounds, one assist, one steal and two blocks in 31 minutes against the Pistons on Friday.
Tristan Thompson picked up two fouls in the first five minutes of Game 2 and never got on track, finishing scoreless with one rebound and one assist in just 13 minutes.
Tyronn Lue praised Tristan Thompson for his defense against the Pistons' pick-and-roll sets during a recent interview.
Tristan Thompson collected one foul before taking a seat for good on Wednesday, playing less than one minute in a loss to Detroit.
Coach Tyronn Lue confirmed Tristan Thompson will start the rest of the way, including in the postseason.
Tristan Thompson moved into the starting lineup on Saturday vs. the Bulls, scoring three points on 1-of-3 shooting with eight boards, three assists and three blocks in 31 minutes.
Tristan Thompson will start over Timofey Mozgov on Saturday against the Bulls.
Tristan Thompson was quiet in 28 minutes vs. the Hornets, finishing with four points (1-of-2 FGs, 2-of-6 FTs), six rebounds and two steals.
Tristan Thompson double-doubled vs. the Rockets on Tuesday with 16 points, 10 boards, one block and one steal in 39 minutes.
Tristan Thompson double-doubled on Wednesday with 13 points, 10 rebounds and two blocks in 30 minutes off the bench, making 6-of-9 field goals without any turnovers.
Tristan Thompson scored 11 points with 15 rebounds, one assist, four steals and two blocks against the Magic on Friday.
Tristan Thompson started vs. the Mavericks on Wednesday but finished scoreless with eight rebounds (four offensive) and two assists in 37 minutes.
Tristan Thompson will return to the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Mavs, sending Timofey Mozgov back to the bench.