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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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Tristan Thompson scored eight points with 13 rebounds, one assist and one turnover in 31 minutes against the Pacers on Saturday.
Last year, he saw about a two-minute increase in the postseason. This year, it makes sense for Thompson to see his 29.9 minutes per game in the regular season rise to the 32-35 minute range. The Cavs did actually run some pick-and-roll plays with Thompson at times, but he'll make most of his money on the glass and as a low-post defender. Apr 15 - 6:11 PM

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Tristan Thompson (thumb) was back in action on Wednesday, playing 18 minutes to finish with 10 points and four rebounds before getting rested for the second half.

Thompson missed four games due to his injury so the Cavs were happy to get him some run before the postseason. He'll be ready to roll when the playoffs begin this weekend, and his early shutdown tonight means we'll get an extended look at recent pickup Edy Tavares.
Apr 12 - 9:26 PM

Tristan Thompson (thumb) will play Wednesday vs. Toronto.

He'll be returning from a four-game absence, and he'll get all the run he can handle tonight with Kyrie Irving (rest), LeBron James (rest) and Kevin Love (rest) all unavailable. He could be someone to look to as a potential low-budget DFS option.
Apr 12 - 6:26 PM

Tristan Thompson (thumb) is probable for Wednesday against the Raptors.

After missing the last four games, Thompson should be back out there today. Still, his minutes could be limited with guys like LeBron James already being ruled out. Fantasy owners may want to avoid Cavs today unless their stars are officially ruled out.
Apr 12 - 2:56 PM

Tristan Thompson (thumb) will not suit up for Monday's game in Miami.

This will be Thompson's fourth straight game on the sidelines, and for now, we'll be considering him questionable for the Cavs' regular-season finale against the Raptors on Wednesday. With Thompson, Kyrie Irving (rest), LeBron James (rest) and Kevin Love (rest) all set to spend Monday's game on the sidelines, Channing Frye figures to be more involved on offense, and he'll likely be looking at 30-plus minutes tonight. Give Frye a look if you need some help in 3-pointers.
Apr 10 - 2:20 PM

Tristan Thompson (thumb) will remain on the sidelines for Sunday's game against the Hawks.

This will be Thompson's third consecutive game on the sidelines, but he is traveling with the team for this two-game road trip, so maybe he can get back to the court for Monday's game in Miami. With Thompson out, Channing Frye will be earning another start, and he's on the radar as a potential 3-point streamer in deep leagues.
Apr 9 - 3:07 PM

Tristan Thompson (thumb) made the trip to Atlanta for Sunday's game, but it's currently unclear if he will play.

Thompson is currently going through some strength and conditioning drills with the Cavs' trainers, but early reports indicate that he will miss his third game in a row today. Things aren't official just yet, but the Cavs announcing Channing Frye as their starting center tonight isn't a great sign regarding Thompson's chances of suiting up. Stay tuned.
Apr 9 - 2:51 PM

Tristan Thompson (sprained right thumb) will miss at least the next two games for Cleveland.

Thompson suffered the injury during the third quarter of Tuesday's win over Orlando, and he'll now be forced to miss Wednesday's game in Boston as well as Friday's matchup with Atlanta. With Thompson on the shelf, we'll likely see either Channing Frye or Richard Jefferson move into the starting five, and maybe Larry Sanders will be able to get into the rotation. There are no guarantees that Thompson will be able to play Sunday vs. the Hawks, so those fighting for a championship in head-to-head leagues may need to cut him.
Source: NBA
Apr 5 - 12:07 PM

Tristan Thompson (thumb) is doubtful to play Wednesday vs. Boston.

Thompson did not travel to Boston for Wednesday's game in order to have a precautionary MRI on his right thumb after hurting it during Tuesday's win over the Magic. There is still a chance Thompson could catch a later flight to Boston, but for now, the odds of that happening seem unlikely. For what it's worth, initial X-rays on Thompson's thumb came back negative. If Thompson misses Wednesday's game, Channing Frye or Richard Jefferson would start.
Apr 5 - 10:13 AM

Tristan Thompson finished Sunday's huge win vs. Indiana with 12 points, nine rebounds (five offensive), and one steal in 43 minutes.

LeBron James lit into Thompson after a late defensive possession, leading to an on-court shouting match, but LBJ downplayed the situation after the game. "I apologized," he said. "It's cool. I had good intentions, but was a little too demonstrative at that point in the game. I can't show up my teammates." This isn't an issue going forward.
Apr 2 - 10:48 PM

Tristan Thompson (mouth) finished Wednesday's ugly road loss with six points, four rebounds, two assists and one block in 27 minutes.

Thompson took a shot to the mouth on Monday which necessitated a minor dental procedure, but the league's preeminent iron-man obviously wasn't going to miss this game. Deploy him as usual for low-end value.
Mar 22 - 11:58 PM

Tristan Thompson missed Tuesday's practice for a dental appointment after having his two front teeth pushed back during Monday's win over the Lakers.

Thompson will need to wear braces for a couple weeks, but he's not expected to spend any time on the sidelines. Owners can expect to get official confirmation on his status following Wednesday morning's shootaround.
Mar 21 - 3:50 PM

Tristan Thompson (mouth) is not expected to miss any game action.

Thompson took a shot to the mouth during Sunday's game vs. the Lakers and was unable to return. "If I didn't have a good mouth guard, I'd have a tough time having a good dinner tonight, so God bless my mouth guard," he said. Thompson's two front teeth were knocked loose, but he's not in a lot of pain and will simply have to wear braces for a couple weeks. Expect him to be active for Wednesday's game vs. the Nuggets.
Source: ESPN
Mar 20 - 11:08 AM

Tristan Thompson left Sunday's game against the Lakers due to a mouth injury and he was unable to return.

Thompson finished the night with four points, 10 rebounds, an assist and a blocked shot in 26 minutes before departing. Channing Frye and Derrick Williams might see some added playing time if Thompson is forced to miss time going forward. For now, consider Thompson day to day.
Mar 19 - 11:17 PM

Tristan Thompson double-doubled vs. the Magic on Saturday with 14 points and 13 rebounds.

He also blocked two shots with one assist in 28 minutes, and while he hit 6-of-9 shots from the field, he finished 2-of-7 from the free throw line. He's now shooting 50.0 percent from the line on the season and that's the main reason why he's only returning 11th-round value in standard leagues. He's still a great source of rebounds, blocks and FG percentage, and his role should be safe if the Cavaliers end up signing Larry Sanders to a deal next week.
Mar 11 - 9:46 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Kyrie Irving
2Deron Williams
3Kay Felder
SG1J.R. Smith
2Iman Shumpert
3Kyle Korver
4Dahntay Jones
SF1LeBron James
2Richard Jefferson
3James Jones
PF1Kevin Love
2Channing Frye
3Derrick Williams
C1Tristan Thompson
2Walter Tavares