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Tristan Thompson | Center/Forward

Team: Cleveland Cavaliers
Age / DOB:  (23) / 3/13/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'9' / 238
College: Texas
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Tristan Thompson double-doubled in Friday's loss to the Bucks, scoring 18 points on 5-of-8 shooting (8-of-10 FTs) with 10 rebounds and one block in 35 minutes.
Anderson Varejao (17 minutes) is a shutdown candidate and though the opponent tonight should be noted, it's possible that Thompson can give owners some points and boards to finish the year. Apr 12 - 1:51 AM

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Tristan Thompson looked great against the Pacers on Sunday with 12 points, 16 boards, one assist and two steals in 30 minutes.

With Anderson Varejao (shoulder) going down today, Thompson should be back around his season average of 32 minutes per night. Thompson didn't play more than 28 in any of his previous four games, but the extra playing time won't help him raise his ceiling in fantasy for low shooting percentages and block totals.
Mar 30 - 6:34 PM

Tristan Thompson struggled to defend Paul Pierce on the perimeter during Friday's game, but coach Mike Brown blamed Pierce's 17-point first quarter on the Cavaliers' poor rotations.

"We weren't locked into what we were supposed to be doing [defensively], we were just kind of out there running around," Brown said after the game. Dion Waiters suggested that the Nets' methodical pace took the Cavs out of their rhythm, but ultimately the excuses for Cleveland's loss can't mask the fact that they're 3.5 games out of the playoffs with under three weeks remaining in the regular season.
Mar 29 - 9:32 AM

Tristan Thompson missed all three of his shots for six points and six rebounds in 22 minutes of Wednesday's comeback win over the Pistons.

He had a 15 & 13 double-double on Tuesday, nine points and four rebounds on Sunday, and a 10 & 12 double-double on Saturday. With Anderson Varejao and Luol Deng back and getting heavy minutes, expect plenty of inconsistency from Thompson going forward.
Mar 26 - 11:16 PM

Coming off a streak of lousy games, Tristan Thompson stepped up to score 15 points and grab 13 rebounds in Tuesday's much-needed win vs. the Raptors.

Opposing frontcourts don't usually fare well against the Raptors, which makes Thompson's nice double-double even more surprising -- he made 3-of-4 FGs and 9-of-10 FTs in his highest-scoring game since March 1. Thompson's defensive stats are disappointing for a mobile 6'9" big man, and his spotty offense isn't enough to give him standard-league fantasy value.
Mar 25 - 9:50 PM

Tristan Thompson played through an illness to finish Tuesday's game with 10 points, four rebounds and one steal in 21 minutes.

He had food poisoning on Monday but still managed to post a better line than he had in the past four games, when he shot just 28.6 percent from the field. Given his poor play and lack of versatility in fantasy leagues, he's unlikely to help owners even in a four-game week.
Mar 19 - 9:42 AM

Tristan Thompson bottomed out in Sunday's loss, scoring just two points on 1-of-6 shooting with one rebound and three personal fouls in 20 minutes of action.

The Cavs' starting PF has been a disaster over the past four games, shooting 8-of-28 from the field with more fouls (12) than combined assists, steals and blocks (nine). With fantasy playoffs in full swing there's simply no reason to hold onto him in the hopes of a bounce-back effort.
Mar 17 - 12:17 AM

Tristan Thompson shot 2-of-8 from the field for five points with 10 boards in 30 minutes against the Spurs on Tuesday.

He was putting up some frequent double-doubles over his last 10, averaging 15.3 points, 11.5 boards, 1.4 assists, 0.1 blocks and 0.6 steals. Thompson's shot blocking has gone down in a big way this season, so his fantasy value has suffered despite posting career highs in points and boards so far this year.
Mar 4 - 10:31 PM

Tristan Thompson scored 18 points with 14 boards on 9-of-13 shooting against the Jazz on Friday.

Utah has one of the worst interior defenses in the NBA and Thompson's six offensive boards helped him out tonight. As per usual, he didn't have any steals or blocks, which has really kept him from holding value in many formats.
Feb 28 - 10:23 PM

Tristan Thompson had 11 points, 11 rebounds, five assists, a steal and a block on 4-of-6 shooting in Wednesday's impressive win over the Thunder.

Thompson is averaging 12.8 points and 11.0 rebounds over his last five, but doesn't do much else besides racking up double-doubles. He has collected six double-doubles in his last eight games, while scoring in double digits in all eight of those. He might take a hit when Anderson Varejao returns, but until it happens, Thompson is a strong fantasy start.
Feb 26 - 11:13 PM

Tristan Thompson double-doubled against the Wizards on Sunday with 11 points and 12 boards.

It was one of his boring double-doubles, shooting 4-of-9 from the field, 3-of-5 from the line, not adding any defense and turning the ball over four times. Thompson's 46.8 percent from the field on the season isn't too shabby, but he really doesn't help fantasy owners outside of that and the double-doubles. He's a fringe player to own and his playing time could take a hit once Anderson Varejao (knee) comes back.
Feb 23 - 9:10 PM

Tristan Thompson hit 5-of-9 shots for 16 points and 14 rebounds as the Cavs beat the Magic on Wednesday.

That gives him four straight double-doubles and six straight wins for the Cavs, who are currently without Anderson Varejao (back). Coincidence? Probably not. And the strong play of Thompson is not helping Anthony Bennett, who had seven points and nine rebounds, but hit just 2-of-8 shots and played just 16 minutes with Thompson playing so well.
Feb 19 - 11:00 PM

Tristan Thompson had 12 points, 10 rebounds, two steals and no blocks on 4-of-9 shooting in Tuesday's win over the Sixers.

That makes five straight wins for the Cavaliers, who blew out the Sixers tonight. Thompson has double-doubled in three straight games and his strong play is a big reason the Cavs are rolling right now, along with the fact they're playing some weak Eastern Conference competition.
Feb 18 - 10:40 PM

Tristan Thompson kept it rolling on Wednesday with 25 points and 15 rebounds on 12-of-16 shooting as the Cavs beat the Pistons.

Thompson is probably sad to see the All-Star break, as he had 16 points and 13 rebounds on Tuesday. That makes two straight double-doubles and two of his best games of the season on back-to-back nights. Anderson Varejao's absence is helping Thompson get more involved in the game, but he could take a hit once Andy is back in action. Now looks like a great time to start offering the hot Thompson in trade.
Feb 13 - 12:08 AM

Tristan Thompson had 16 points, 13 rebounds, two steals and no blocks in Tuesday's win over the Kings.

While Thompson has scored in double digits in four of his last five games, this was his first double-double since Jan. 26, when he had 17 & 13. He's still averaging just 12.0 points and 8.0 rebounds over his last five games, but could go on a better run after the All-Star break. Tonight's performance was especially nice to see after he had just four points and three rebounds on Sunday, so make sure he wasn't dropped in your league after that one.
Feb 11 - 10:14 PM

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