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Thompson is in fact coming off the bench Monday versus the Pelicans, the News-Herald reports.

An erroneous report emerged which placed Thompson in the starting five, but Anderson Varejao is manning his typical spot at center in the end.

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Thompson will start at center Monday versus the Pelicans, the Cavaliers' official site reports.

Thompson is replacing Anderson Varejao in the starting five, which doubles as the former's first nod of the season. With an expanded workload, Thompson could approach his per-36 output -- 15.1 points (on 51.2 percent shooting) and 9.6 rebounds -- on the season.

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Thompson had 12 points (4-6 FG, 4-6 FT) and five rebounds in 21 minutes in the win over Denver on Friday.

Thompson has only played more than 25 minutes once in five games, and produced a double-double in that lone high-minute game. He is producing decent per minute numbers (10.4 points and 6.6 rebounds in 24.8 minutes), but they will not help most fantasy numbers. If Anderson Varejao should get injured, Thompson would see a nice bump in value. Until then, he is a deep-league play only.

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Thompson tallied 13 rebounds (12 coming on the offensive end) with 16 points (7-13 FG, 2-2 FT) with two assists and two blocks in 36 minutes in the overtime win against the Bulls on Friday.

Thompson was quiet in the opener with just six points and two rebounds in 20 minutes. He made his presence felt, particularly in overtime. Thompson will continue to come off the bench, so his production may be somewhat inconsistent.

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Thompson will open the season as a reserve, the Cleveland Plain Dealer's Chris Haynes reports.

Anderson Varejao was announced as the team's starting center Friday, but this was to be expected. Thompson's role will shrink drastically this season given the presence of LeBron James and Kevin Love in the frontcourt.

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Thompson (shoulder) will play Wednesday against the Pacers, the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

Thompson sat out practice Monday and was also held out of Tuesday's game against the Bucks. It doesn't seem like there's much to worry about here, considering he was only held out of one game. Thompson is back in the lineup and should be ready for a full game of work.

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Thompson (shoulder) will not play Tuesday against the Bucks, the Cleveland Plain Dealer's Chris Haynes reports.

He was considered a game-time call, so it's not a very serious ailment. He should be ready to go for the start of the regular season.

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Thompson (shoulder) is considered a game-time call for Tuesday's matchup with the Bucks, Chris Haynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

Thompson is dealing with a sore shoulder and did not take part in Monday's practice. It doesn't look to be anything serious, though, and if he doesn't play Tuesday he'll probably return Wednesday against Indiana.

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Thompson came off the bench to score 18 points (6-10 FG, 6-7 FT) with a team-high nine rebounds in 25 minutes in the preseason overtime win against the Heat on Saturday.

Thompson played more minutes than the starter Anderson Varejao. The fourth-year Cavalier has opened the preseason well with 32 points and 22 boards in two games. He could see decent numbers whether he starts or comes off the bench.

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Thompson will start at center for Sunday's exhibition against Maccabi Tel Aviv.

While coach David Blatt is yet to announce an official starter for the regular season, the move to start Thompson against Blatt's former Israeli club would seem to indicate he has a leg up on Anderson Varejao for the starting job. Regardless of who ends up with the starting designation, both players figure to see big minutes for the vastly improved Cavaliers, although the additions of Shawn Marion and Kevin Love could cut into both players' minutes.