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Tristan Thompson | Center/Forward

Team: Cleveland Cavaliers
Age / DOB:  (23) / 3/13/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 238
College: Texas
Contract: view contract details

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Tristan Thompson scored 10 points with five rebounds in 25 minutes on Monday.
Thompson did not record a steal or block and owners that may have been chasing his hot streak are reminded of his limitations tonight. He's a deep league asset only. Dec 16 - 12:20 AM

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Tristan Thompson logged his third double-double in his last four games with 14 points, 13 rebounds, one assist and two blocks in 30 minutes against the Thunder on Thursday.

His minutes have been on the rise lately and he's played in at least 29 minutes in each of his last four games. The Cavs counted on the 3-pointer a lot tonight, so getting Thompson in there for offensive boards may explain why he played a little more. He's still not a very efficient shooter and is not quite worth owning in standard leagues.
Dec 11 - 10:53 PM

Tristan Thompson double-doubled with 14 points on 6-of-7 shooting, 12 boards, two steals and two blocks in 29 minutes off the bench in Monday's blowout win.

Thompson had a nice line on Friday and is worth a look if you need a low-end big man, but as has been chronicled for his entire career his deficiencies kill him in standard formats. Whenever this hot streak ends he'll go back to being a waiver wire guy in no time.
Dec 8 - 10:36 PM

Tristan Thompson set season-highs in points (21) and rebounds (14) in Friday's win over the Raptors.

Thompson hit 8-of-13 shots and 5-of-8 from the line but that's it in his 33 minutes off the bench, highlighting a few of his major deficiencies in fantasy leagues. Unless injuries strike ahead of him, he's a low-end deep league asset.
Dec 6 - 1:29 AM

Coach Blatt praised Tristan Thompson's play on Saturday when he double-doubled with 13 points and 10 rebounds in place of Anderson Varejao (rib contusion).

"He played a lot minutes which he has not done up to this point," coach Blatt said. "He took the challenge, took responsibility and really gave us a great game. In my mind, [he was] sort of the unsung hero of the night certainly." Varejao (rib contusion) is expected to be back soon, but any time he misses a game Thompson will have a chance to do this again. Thompson is worth a look for owners in need of a short-term boost, but he will be more of a deep league asset unless Varejao has a setback or Kevin Love goes down.
Nov 30 - 10:47 AM

Tristan Thompson had a low-end double-double against the Pacers on Saturday with 13 points, 10 rebounds and one block.

He saw 39 minutes of action and made 5-of-10 from the line as a big negative. Thompson -- and basically whoever else starts at center -- will just crash the boards as the center, but he made the most of his four offensive rebounds tonight. His value isn't that great in most leagues.
Nov 29 - 11:28 PM

Tristan Thompson will start against the Pacers on Saturday.

He was playing 23.8 minutes per game before tonight and could get in the low 30s. Thompson has put up some underwhelming numbers on the year with averages of 8.7 points, 6.1 boards and 0.9 blocks. He does have a chance for a low-end double-double against a thin Indiana frontcourt. Give him a look as a plug-and-play.
Nov 29 - 5:55 PM

Tristan Thompson scored nine points on 4-of-8 shooting with 11 rebounds, one steal and two blocks in 22 minutes off the bench on Monday.

Thompson's fantasy deficiencies have been well-chronicled but in a 14-team, 9-cat league or a straight-points league he could be worth a look. After all, Anderson Varejao isn't exactly known for his health.
Nov 24 - 11:25 PM

Tristan Thompson had two steals and three blocks to go with five points and seven boards in 23 minutes off the bench on Monday.

Thompson has been heating up lately but his fantasy deficiencies give him a late-round upside at best. He's worth a glance if you need a warm body in a 14-team league.
Nov 17 - 11:08 PM

Tristan Thompson played 24 minutes against the Hawks on Saturday with 15 points, seven rebounds, one assist, two steals and one block.

He has been hitting the boards a lot and that's part of the reason why the Cavs have been sub-par in transition defense. Thompson is more of a 14- or 16-team guy to own and his prospective fantasy owners shouldn't get too excited about this game.
Nov 15 - 10:29 PM

Updating a previous item, Anderson Varejao is starting against the Pelicans on Monday.

Apparently the lineup sheet was wrong, so the Cavs are going to stick with their usual starters. Varejao could have a double-double in the starting lineup.
Nov 10 - 6:54 PM

Tristan Thompson said he's adjusting to his new bench role this season.

"I approach coming off bench by wanting to be that spark," he said. "It’s not just me, but (Matthew Dellavedova), Shawn (Marion) and Mike Miller. (We want to) keep the intensity high and bring that energy so coach can rely on us and give our starters a blow." Thompson added that he's not distracted at all by failing to reach an extension with the Cavs, and he'll enter the 2015 offseason as a restricted free agent after Cleveland extends a qualifying contract offer.
Source: News-Herald
Nov 3 - 10:15 AM

Tristan Thompson and the Cavaliers did not come to an agreement on a contract extension Friday, meaning he will become a restricted free agent.

It was reported that he was offered north of $48 million, which is hard to imagine turning down, especially in Cleveland. It remains to be seen what kind of offers Thompson would get, but if Friday's franchise-tying 12 offensive boards was any indication, he is going to get paid. Thompson isn't a must-start player while Anderson Varejao is healthy, but owners in deep leagues should have definitely taken notice.
Source: Sportando
Nov 1 - 10:22 AM

Tristan Thompson had a whopping 12 offensive boards against the Bulls on Friday, adding one defensive rebound, two assists, two blocks and 16 points.

The offensive rebounds were a huge story here and Thompson was so great that he played power forward, unlike Thursday night. He still isn't going to do too much on defense, so fantasy owners shouldn't be too eager to grab him while Anderson Varejao is healthy. From the fun stat department: The last player to have 12 offensive boards and one defensive board was Zydrunas Ilgauskas in 2005.
Oct 31 - 11:27 PM

Tristan Thompson and the Cavs are reportedly still far apart on a contract extension, and their unlikely to come to an agreement by Friday's deadline.

That means that Thompson will become a restricted free agent at the conclusion of the season. While Anderson Varejao is healthy Thompson's fantasy value will be very limited, however, that will change if Varejao goes down at any point.
Oct 31 - 2:32 PM