Tristan Thompson PF/C CLE 6 Days
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.
Tristan Thompson PF/C CLE 10 Days
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.
Tristan Thompson PF/C CLE 12 Days
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.
Tristan Thompson PF/C CLE 15 Days
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.
Tristan Thompson PF/C CLE 19 Days
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.
Tristan Thompson PF/C CLE 20 Days
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.
Tristan Thompson PF/C CLE 26 Days
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.
Tristan Thompson PF/C CLE 27 Days
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.
Tristan Thompson PF/C CLE 29 Days
Tristan Thompson disappeared on Sunday, scoring four points with three rebounds and one block in 29 minutes of action vs. the Grizzlies.
He was in foul trouble and seemed to play more tentatively as a result. He was averaging 13.3 points and 8.0 rebounds in the Cavs' previous three games, though his fantasy appeal is seriously hampered by a lack of assists, steals and blocks.
Tristan Thompson PF/C CLE 1 Month
Tristan Thompson was benched down the stretch of Wednesday's loss to the Lakers, finishing with 13 points, eight boards, one assist and one turnover in 20 minutes.
He looked to have been in a verbal altercation with an assistant coach on the bench and the Cavs are in complete disarray. Thompson did not defend Ryan Kelly on the perimeter, which is something that most players shouldn't let happen since that's the staple of his game. Thompson shot just 35.9 percent from the field over his last five and he's not really worth owning in standard leagues even with the Cleveland drama not factored into the equation.