Tristan Thompson PF/C CLE 6 days ago

Thompson scored 14 points (5-11 FG, 4-6 FT) with five rebounds in 28 minutes as a starter for Kevin Love (rest) on Sunday in the loss to Boston.

Thompson started and his highest scoring game since Mar. 7, but failed to hit double digits in rebounds for just the second time in the last five games. He has proven to be a quality rebounder off the bench, but his offensive upside is limited.

Tristan Thompson PF/C CLE 6 days ago

Thompson will start Sunday against the Celtics Dave McMenamin of ESPN reports.

With the Cavs' playoff seed firmly in hand, they have decided to sit Kevin Love, in addition to three other starters. This will allow for extended playing time for Thompson Sunday, however expect his numbers to return to normal Monday when the regular starters return.

Tristan Thompson PF/C CLE 1 week ago

Thompson had 11 points (3-3 FG, 5-5 FT) and 10 rebounds in 24 minutes in the win over Milwaukee on Wednesday.

Thompson has only played more than 24 minutes once in his last nine games. This game was his first double-double since Mar. 7, so his fantasy upside is limited.

Tristan Thompson PF/C CLE 2 weeks ago

Thompson is coming off the bench Thursday versus the Heat, the Miami Herald reports.

The Cavaliers are throwing out a forward combination of LeBron James and James Jones against a Miami frontcourt devoid of Udonis Haslem, who has been replaced by Henry Walker. Thus, any perceived short-term benefits of Kevin Love's (back) absence likely won't benefit Thompson's game log.

Tristan Thompson PF/C CLE 2 weeks ago

Thompson will likely enter the starting five for Kevin Love (back) against the Heat on Thursday.

Love is getting the day off in order to rest his sore lower back, leaving Thompson to take on power forward, which he did during the former's two absences in March. In those two tilts, Thompson averaged 5.5 points (on 45 percent shooting), 5.5 rebounds, and one block in 29 minutes.

Tristan Thompson PF/C CLE 3 weeks ago

Thompson provided eight points (4-6 FG, 0-2 FT) and nine rebounds in the loss to the Nets on Friday.

Thompson has grabbed 20 rebounds in his last two games, but is generally the fifth option on offense. He had just two points in the Wednesday win over Memphis. Thompson has not played more than 24 minutes in this last five games.

Tristan Thompson PF/C CLE 1 month ago

Thompson will start in Sunday's game against the Magic.

Thompson is getting the start for Kevin Love (rest) on Sunday. Love is not expected to be sidelined for long, so Thompson's bump in value will likely be short-lived.

Tristan Thompson PF/C CLE 1 month ago

Thompson played only 12 minutes in Tuesday's blowout win over the Mavericks.

Thompson was held scoreless and pulled down just one rebound, as coach David Blatt opted to use Timofey Mozgov for most of the game, with Kendrick Perkins entering in garbage time. Thompson's minutes are not likely to remain at such a low number going forward, and it's entirely possible Blatt was simply looking to get him some rest.

Tristan Thompson PF/C CLE 1 month ago

Thompson had a double-double with 15 points (6-9 FG, 3-3 FT) and 12 rebounds in 29 minutes in the win over the Suns on Saturday.

Thompson was a beast on the offensive boards with eight. He had his first double-double since March 1 and saw a few extra minutes in the win. When he gets more than 20 minutes, Thompson is a valuable player to put in the lineup.

Tristan Thompson PF/C CLE 1 month ago

Thompson had six points (1-1 FG, 4-6 FT) and six rebounds in 21 minutes in the loss to Atlanta on Friday.

Thompson was coming off a scoreless game with one rebound in 19 minutes in the Wednesday win in the win over the Raptors. In his last three games, he has averaged 5.3 points, 4.7 rebounds in 19.0 minutes. He is splitting time with Timofey Mozgov and neither player is making much of a fantasy contribution.