July 8, 2020, 5:54 pmLarry Nance Jr.PF, Cleveland Cavaliers
Larry Nance Jr. produced 102/82 per-game value in 8/9-cat leagues while averaging 10.1 points, 7.3 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 1.0 steals, 1.0 threes and 1.1 turnovers in 26.3 mpg with .531/.352/.676 splits.
Nance played in 56 out of a possible 65 games in 2019-20 and was in the starting lineup in 10 contests. His fantasy arrow appears to be pointing up as Tristan Thompson is a free agent which should allow more opportunity for the legacy heading into next season. From January 20 on, Nance was a 6th/4th round per-game value and will likely find himself inside the top-100 next season with top-60 upside.
July 8, 2020, 4:50 pmTristan ThompsonC, Cleveland Cavaliers
Tristan Thompson was able to hang on to 134/158 per-game value in 8/9-cat leagues after a strong start to the year and finished the season averaging 12.0 points, 10.1 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 0.6 steals, 0.9 blocks and 1.8 turnovers while shooting .512 from the field and .615 from the charity stripe in 30.2 mpg.
Thompson was a great player to select at the ends of drafts as he was able to produce top-95 value in 8/9-cat leagues in the first 19 games of the season. He is an unrestricted free agent and it would be surprising to see the Cavs bring him back as they already have Kevin Love, Larry Nance and Andre Drummond ($28.75 player option) signed in the frontcourt.
June 14, 2020, 8:18 pmTristan ThompsonC, Cleveland Cavaliers
Tristan Thompson is weighing a number of factors this offseason, but a chilly market in combination with the chance to expand his legacy in Cleveland could keep him with the Cavs.
While Thompson will have his share of suitors from teams much better than the Cavs, that will not be the only aspect of this decision. Thompson could find himself in a limited role and signing a bargain deal to end up with a contender. On the other hand, he has grown into a leader in Cleveland and has plenty of opportunity to advance his legacy by signing an extension and staying with the Cavs for over a decade.
May 15, 2020, 4:12 pmTristan ThompsonC, Cleveland Cavaliers
Tristan Thompson is working out at his home in Los Angeles during the stoppage in play and has not considered the possibility that he has played his last game for the Cavs.
Thompson is optimistic that games will resume one way or another, but as he is a free agent this summer, it is possible that he will never play for the Cavs again if no further regular-season games take place. With so many frontcourt options it is a distinct possibility that Thompson ends up elsewhere if he is chasing the largest deal available.
March 20, 2020, 1:43 pmTristan ThompsonC, Cleveland Cavaliers
The Cavs have interest in signing Tristan Thompson to a team-friendly deal this summer, per Cleveland.com's Chris Fedor.
The Cavs have quite the frontcourt logjam on their hands, assuming Andre Drummond opts into his massive deal for next year. Even so, they recognize that Thompson has been a great teammate and is a strong voice in the locker room, and were discussing a contract extension earlier in the season. Ultimately Thompson is an unrestricted free agent so the final call is his.
March 9, 2020, 8:58 pmTristan ThompsonC, Cleveland Cavaliers
Tristan Thompson (eye) is listed out for Tuesday's game vs. the Bulls.
Thompson left Sunday's game early after being poked in the eye and it is serious enough to keep him out of Tuesday's contest. Thompson is tough to trust with the crowded front court in Cleveland. He seems to be behind Andre Drummond, Kevin Love and Larry Nance Jr. in the pecking order. Thompson can be a low-upside option for big-man stats in 14-team leagues, but you're probably better off streaming his roster spot as he is tough to trust on any given night.
Source: Kelsey Russo on Twitter
March 8, 2020, 9:00 pmTristan ThompsonC, Cleveland Cavaliers
Tristan Thompson was poked in the eye on Sunday against the Spurs and will not return to the game.
He ends the night with two points and three rebounds on 1-of-3 shooting from the field and 0-of-2 from the free-throw line over eight minutes of action. It is so difficult to determine who will play for the Cavs on a night-to-night basis, and relying upon Thompson under these circumstances is a real roll of the dice.
Source: Jeff McDonald on Twitter
March 7, 2020, 10:37 pmTristan ThompsonC, Cleveland Cavaliers
Tristan Thompson (left knee contusion) returned on Saturday and scored nine points with 13 rebounds, five assists and two blocks in 38 minutes.
Thompson clearly has no restrictions, playing big minutes after returning from a three-game absence. Thompson has late-round value in standard leagues when the Cavs have an injury in the front court, but he will be a low-upside option for 14-team leagues at best when the Cavs are healthy.
March 7, 2020, 6:00 pmTristan ThompsonC, Cleveland Cavaliers
Tristan Thompson (left knee contusion) will be back in action on Saturday against the Nuggets.
Thompson has missed the previous three games but can be plugged into most fantasy lineups with Andre Drummond ruled out again. TT's role is dwindling and he'll likely struggle to maintain standard-league relevance when everyone is healthy, but while Cleveland is shorthanded you can make the case for him as a lineup fixture for anyone in need of big man stats.
Source: James Rapien on Twitter
March 6, 2020, 5:46 pmTristan ThompsonC, Cleveland Cavaliers
Tristan Thompson (left knee contusion) has been listed questionable for Saturday's game against the Nuggets.
Thompson could be back on Saturday after missing the past three games, but it is really a toss-up in terms of Thompson's game-to-game status. He was playing well before going down, but he remains in a loaded situation when Kevin Love, Andre Drummond and Larry Nance Jr. are all active. Thompson is still carrying some 12-team value, although you can probably find hotter names on the wire that you know are playing on a nightly basis.
Source: NBA Injury Report
March 6, 2020, 12:57 pmTristan ThompsonC, Cleveland Cavaliers
Tristan Thompson (left knee contusion) was able to get through Friday's practice session.
His status for Saturday remains up in the air but this is still a positive step forward. He's missed the last three games with the issue but Thompson would be in line for big nights if he can somehow get back on the floor before Andre Drummond, who also returned to practice today. There's a logjam up front in Cleveland, but all four of TT, Drummond, Kevin Love and Larry Nance Jr. have been able to maintain standard-league value to this point, so wait and see how things settle when everyone is fully healthy.
Source: Spencer Davies on Twitter
March 4, 2020, 5:23 pmTristan ThompsonC, Cleveland Cavaliers
Tristan Thompson has been ruled out of Wednesday's matchup vs. the Celtics as he nurses a bruised left knee.
Thompson will join Andre Drummond (calf) on the sideline for Wednesday's contest which provides ample opportunity for Larry Nance Jr. He has become a must-own player across formats and could be worth a look in DFS matchups. The Cavs don't play again until Saturday which gives Thompson and Drummond an additional two days to recover.
Source: Gary Washburn on Twitter
March 3, 2020, 5:48 pmTristan ThompsonC, Cleveland Cavaliers
Tristan Thompson (left knee contusion) is being listed as questionable ahead of Wednesday's game against the Celtics.
Andre Drummond (calf) is being ruled out already, so there will be minutes to go around should Thompson be able to play through the knee pain. Kevin Love and Larry Nance Jr. would be in line for even busier nights if Thompson can't play.
Source: NBA Injury Report
March 1, 2020, 6:04 pmTristan ThompsonC, Cleveland Cavaliers
Tristan Thompson (left knee contusion) is listed as out ahead of Monday's game against the Jazz.
Andre Drummond will have a chance to repeat his success from Saturday. TT had been splitting the minutes evenly enough to maintain his own fantasy value but he's going to be tough to trust next week unless the Cavs come out and say this is a short-term situation.
Source: NBA Injury Report
February 29, 2020, 1:21 pmTristan ThompsonC, Cleveland Cavaliers
Tristan Thompson (left knee contusion) will not play against the Pacers on Saturday.
Thompson is coming off an underwhelming performance on Friday with 15 points and five rebounds in 32 minutes while filling in as the starter for Andre Drummond. The extent of the injury is unknown but it may also just be a rest day on a back-to-back. Thompson should come off the bench on most nights when he returns but will get the start whenever Kevin Love or Andre Drummond are held out.
Source: Kelsey Russo on Twitter