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Tristan Thompson | Center/Forward | #13

Team: Cleveland Cavaliers
Age / DOB:  (25) / 3/13/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 238
College: Texas
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 1 (4) / CLE
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Tristan Thompson had six points, 14 rebounds and two blocks in Monday's win over the Raptors.
After three pretty disappointing lines, Thompson got back on track tonight. Despite some quiet nights, he's still averaging 8.0 points, 9.0 rebounds and 1.6 blocks over his last five, meaning he's worth hanging onto if you're thin at center. Just don't expect him to score very much. Dec 5 - 10:49 PM

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Tristan Thompson had three points, eight rebounds, a steal and a block in 34 minutes of Thursday's blowout loss to the Clippers.

After back-to-back double-doubles, Thompson is cold again, averaging just 5.5 points, 6.5 rebounds, 1.5 steals and 2.0 blocks over his last two games. Both of them were blowout losses and we're guessing Thompson gets back on track against the Bulls on Friday.
Dec 1 - 10:55 PM

Tristan Thompson blocked three shots on Tuesday vs. the Bucks with eight points, five rebounds, two assists and two steals in 30 minutes.

This was eighth game of the season with multiple blocks and he's now averaging nearly 1.7 swats per contest. He's going to hurt his owners with his free throw shooting and he only hit 2-of-4 attempts tonight, but he's worth owning for his blocks and elite rebounding.
Nov 29 - 10:48 PM

Tristan Thompson was efficient in 29 minutes on Friday with 11 points (4-of-5 FGs, 3-of-4 FTs), 12 rebounds, one assist, one steal and zero turnovers.

The Cavaliers scored 72 points in the first two quarters, the third-most points scored in a first half since 2002-03, and none of their starters played more than 29 minutes tonight. Thompson doesn't have great upside but he's a reliable late-round big man who only hurts you in FT percentage.
Nov 25 - 10:15 PM

Tristan Thompson blocked four shots vs. the Pistons on Friday, finishing with eight points, 14 rebounds and two assists in 30 minutes.

Who is this guy? Thompson has never been known for his rim protection and averaged 0.6 blocks in 2015-16, but he's currently averaging 1.8 blocks per game this season and has a total of 12 over his last five games. He's already an elite rebounder, so the defensive stats have certainly raised his ceiling in standard leagues. He's shooting 43.5 percent from the line this season, so that's the only thing that's hurting his owners.
Nov 18 - 10:35 PM

Tristan Thompson double-doubled with 15 points, 11 rebounds and one block in 30 minutes on Monday vs. Toronto.

He was 7-of-8 from the field and hit his only free throw, so fantasy owners couldn't have asked for a better night. Thompson scored a combined 13 points in his previous four games, so don't expect him to reach double-digit points on most nights. He's strictly an elite rebounder, but at least his blocks are up this season -- he's now averaging 1.6 blocks per game.
Nov 15 - 10:02 PM

Tristan Thompson didn't attempt a shot and had just two rebounds in 25 minutes of Tuesday's loss to the Hawks.

Thompson hasn't been a scoring force this season, but has a season high of 15 points in the books, and had racked up double-digit rebounds in five straight games before tonight's donut. He just wasn't part of Cleveland's game plan tonight, as the Big 3 combined for 76 points and 22 rebounds. Thompson should bounce back in the next one, but his lack of scoring will be an issue all season long.
Nov 8 - 9:44 PM

Tristan Thompson broke out against the Celtics backups on Thursday, hitting 6-of-7 shots for season highs in points (15), rebounds (14) and blocks (3), and also had a steal in a win over the Celtics.

Thompson had 10 boards in the first quarter alone and after a slow start to the season, he's had at least 10 boards in four straight games. He's also shooting it lights-out this season, but it's just too bad he can't face Tyler Zeller every night.
Nov 3 - 11:00 PM

Tristan Thompson hit just 1-of-4 shots for two points on Saturday, but also had a season-high 12 rebounds, a steal and a block in the win.

Thompson has scored two or fewer points in two of his three games this season, but is averaging 9-plus boards and has blocked a shot in each of his last two games. If he doesn't start scoring consistently, he's going to be a tough fantasy play no matter what his rebounding numbers look like.
Oct 29 - 10:24 PM

Tristan Thompson double-doubled against the Raptors on Friday with 11 points, 10 rebounds, one assist and one block in 36 minutes.

He was extremely quiet on the stat sheet for the opener with just six boards and no points. Thompson will get most of his scoring when the rim protector comes over to help, which should help his field goal percentage. He's still not a terrific option in standard leagues due to low blocks and sub-par foul shooting.
Oct 28 - 9:38 PM

Tristan Thompson started at center for the Cavaliers on Tuesday, but missed his only shot and collected six rebounds for one of the most disappointing lines of the night.

He's got to be better than this going forward, while it's important to note that Knicks center Joakim Noah was equally as bad. Give Thompson a couple more games before jumping off the ledge, but feel free to hang out there.
Oct 25 - 10:49 PM

Tristan Thompson double-doubled vs. the Wizards on Tuesday, notching 14 points on 6-of-6 shooting with 10 rebounds, one assist and one turnover in 23 minutes.

This is what he does. The Cavs won't run many plays for Thompson, but he's going to clean up on the offensive glass for put-backs which will keep his FG percentage up. He will be the full-time starter at center this season and is a lock to see more than the 28 minutes per game he played last season. He's a subpar free throw shooter and won't record many blocks, but he's an excellent source of rebounds.
Oct 18 - 9:43 PM

Tristan Thompson (foot) will start on Thursday against the Raptors.

He's back after missing the last two games for precautionary reasons. With LeBron James resting, there should be more offensive chances for Thompson. He's only a low-end option in standard leagues, but could be useful in points leagues.
Oct 13 - 8:17 PM

Tristan Thompson (foot) will miss the next two exhibition games as a "precautionary measure."

This means he will not play on Saturday vs. the 76ers or on Monday vs. the Hawks. The Cavaliers are calling his injury a sore left foot, so there's no reason to be overly concerned for now. Expect an update over the weekend.
Oct 7 - 9:49 AM

Tristan Thompson (stiff left foot) won't play vs. the Magic on Wednesday.

A team spokesman said the injury is "not considered serious" and the Cavs have zero incentive to rush him, so this doesn't affect his draft appeal. Chris Andersen will start in his place on Wednesday.
Oct 5 - 7:02 PM

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PosRoleName
PG1Kyrie Irving
2Kay Felder
SG1J.R. Smith
2Iman Shumpert
3DeAndre Liggins
4Jordan McRae
5James Jones
SF1LeBron James
2Mike Dunleavy
3Richard Jefferson
PF1Kevin Love
2Channing Frye
C1Tristan Thompson
2Chris Andersen