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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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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. Dec 12 - 8:49 PM

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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.
Dec 12 - 5:30 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.
Dec 12 - 10:30 AM

Tristan Thompson (calf) is expected to return to action on Tuesday vs. the Hawks and will come off the bench.

This would be his first action since Nov. 1. Thompson was expected back much sooner, but he experienced too much soreness after ramping up his workload in practice. Thompson will likely have restrictions and wasn't playing well before the injury, so he's only worth a look if you're targeting rebounds in a deep league.
Dec 11 - 1:28 PM

Tristan Thompson (calf) is listed as out for Saturday against the 76ers.

He was expected to come back this weekend, but some soreness on Wednesday was a setback. With him out again, Kevin Love continues to fill up the center minutes, which has helped Jeff Green a little more.
Source: Cavs Stats
Dec 9 - 3:13 PM

Coach Tyronn Lue said Tristan Thompson experienced soreness in his injured left calf after Wednesday's scrimmage and will not play Friday vs. Indiana.

Thompson initially injured his calf back on November 1st, and he was projected to only miss 3-4 weeks. Earlier this week there was hope that Thompson would return to the lineup either Friday night, or on Saturday at home vs. the Sixers. However, it now appears unlikely we will see Tristan this weekend.
Dec 8 - 11:22 AM

Coach Ty Lue said he's hopeful Tristan Thompson (calf) can return this week.

It sounds like he will be out there this weekend and Thompson did hint he could be brought along slowly. "If they say I'm good to go, I'm good to go," Thompson said. "It's a long season. It's a marathon, not a sprint." With him back, it'll likely be some of the wings, Channing Frye and Jeff Green losing some playing time.
Dec 6 - 8:49 PM

Tristan Thompson (calf) participated in some 4-on-4 work Wednesday.

Thompson is on the cusp of a return, but with averages of just 4.4 and 6.4 boards on the season, there's no incentive to stash him in any scenario.
Dec 6 - 11:31 AM

The Cavaliers are eyeing next week for Tristan Thompson's return to the court according to Joe Vardon of

The Cavaliers announced on Nov. 2 that Thompson will miss 3-4 weeks, so he's actually returning a bit late. The Cavs want to get him more practice reps before clearing him, and it's safe to expect restrictions in the early going. He was averaging career-lows with 4.4 points and 6.6 rebounds, so there are better players to stash. Channing Frye and Jae Crowder could both lose some minutes when Thompson is back on the court.
Nov 30 - 12:57 PM

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

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

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