OUTTristan Thompson
PF/C CLE
5 hours ago

Thompson has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Wizards for rest purposes, Allie Clifton of Fox Sports Ohio reports.

EDGE Analysis

Thompson has played in just two of the last three games, seeing limited minutes in both contests as he continues to work his way back into game shape after missing more than a month with a calf injury. Coach Ty Lue will once again be as cautious as possible with his big man and will hold him out Sunday for additional rest. Thompson will likely be back as soon as Tuesday's tilt with the Bucks, though there's a good chance he remains limited in that game, which severely restricts his fantasy impact.

OUTTristan Thompson
PF/C CLE
19 hours ago

Thompson, who is expected to see limited minutes in Saturday's game against the Jazz, is unlikely to play Sunday against the Wizards, Joe Vardon of Cleveland.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Thompson continues to work his back way back from a calf injury, though he likely isn't ready to play in back-to-back games at this point, leaving him doubtful for Sunday's contest.

OUTTristan Thompson
PF/C CLE
21 hours ago

Thompson will be available for limited minutes Saturday against the Jazz, Chris Fedor of Cleveland.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

As expected, Thompson will be available after sitting out Thursday's game against the Lakers. As was the case Tuesday against the Hawks, Thompson will only see limited, first-half minutes off the bench, so he's best avoided in DFS contests.

OUTTristan Thompson
PF/C CLE
2 days ago

Thompson (calf) is expected to play in Saturday's game against the Jazz, Joe Vardon of Cleveland.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Thompson was set to play in the first half of Thursday's game against the Lakers, but after experiencing soreness during pregame warmups, the big man ended up being a last-minute scratch. Thompson will likely remain on a restricted minutes load Saturday after only playing six minutes against Atlanta in his first game back.

OUTTristan Thompson
PF/C CLE
3 days ago

Thompson, who was expected to play during the first half, will now be sidelined for Thursday's game against the Lakers after experiencing soreness in his calf during pregame warmups, Joe Gabriele of Cavs.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Thompson saw just six minutes in the Cavaliers' game against the Hawks on Tuesday, so his absence Thursday shouldn't throw too much of a wrench into the team's rotation. Channing Frye could see additional run off the pine, however.

OUTTristan Thompson
PF/C CLE
3 days ago

Thompson will remain on a first-half only restriction during Thursday's game against the Lakers, Chris Fedor of Cleveland.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Thompson made a return to the lineup Tuesday following a 19-game absence, but was extremely limited, seeing just six minutes on the court. Once again, coach Ty Lue is going to keep Thompson under some hefty restrictions Thursday, with the big man only expected to see playing time during the first half. That should keep Thompson to minutes in the low teens at best, though there's a chance he doesn't crack double-digits.

OUTTristan Thompson
PF/C CLE
5 days ago

Thompson did not record a stat in six minutes of action during Tuesday's 123-114 win over the Hawks.

EDGE Analysis

Making his return from a 19-game absence following a calf strain, Thompson was eased back into action and saw just six minutes. The seventh-year backup big man will likely work his way up to a respectable role over time. However, given that he was already playing a career-low 21.6 minutes per contest prior to Tuesday, Thompson may only be useful for those desperately needing help in the rebounding department in deeper leagues.

OUTTristan Thompson
PF/C CLE
5 days ago

Thompson (calf) will return to the lineup Tuesday against the Hawks, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

EDGE Analysis

As anticipated, Thompson will will be back after missing more than a month with a calf injury. Coach Ty Lue said earlier in the week that Thompson will be used off the bench -- at least initially -- as the Cavs continue to go forward with a small-ball lineup featuring Kevin Love at center and Jae Crowder at power forward. Even so, Thompson should hold down a consistent role off the bench going forward.

OUTTristan Thompson
PF/C CLE
5 days ago

Thompson (calf) is questionable for Tuesday's game against the Hawks.

EDGE Analysis

News broke Monday that Thompson is expected back Tuesday, though he's being labeled as questionable, rather than probable. He has gone through full-speed scrimmages at recent practices, however, which is certainly a good sign. More word on his status should emerge as the team ramps up their activity throughout the day. If he does play, he will reportedly come off the bench.

OUTTristan Thompson
PF/C CLE
6 days ago

Thompson (calf) will come off the bench when he returns to action, which will likely be Tuesday against the Hawks, Jason Lloyd of The Athletic reports.

EDGE Analysis

Thompson hasn't played in more than a calendar month, but after going through full-speed scrimmages at recent practices, the big man is set to play Tuesday night. Coach Tyronn Lue confirmed that, whenever he does return, Thompson will come off the bench, despite the Cavaliers' struggles on the defensive end this season. That means Cleveland will likely go forward with Kevin Love at center, a move that better spaces the floor on offense but forfeits the rim-protection that Thompson brings.