April 9, 2019, 9:21 pmTristan Thompson - F/C - Cleveland Cavaliers
Tristan Thompson (rest) did not play on Tuesday, meaning his season wraps with averages of 10.9 points, a career-high 10.2 rebounds, a career-high 2.0 assists, 0.7 steals and 0.4 blocks on .529 from the field and .642 from the line.
Thompson ended up with 43 games played but timed them right, as he was a must-start option for most of the first half after Kevin Love went down. He missed a ton of time with right foot soreness, as it first caused a 10-game absence before Thompson sat out for 26 consecutive games later in the year. TT posted top-150 value when he was on the court but all the missed time leaves him with top-235 total value. You’ll also need to remember that those numbers are dragged down but the limited-minute appearances he had to close the season. He’s still not a great fit for a team that’s rebuilding, and we’d bet against a repeat performance between Cleveland’s likely offseason maneuvering and better health for Kevin Love next season.
April 8, 2019, 8:51 pmTristan Thompson - F/C - Cleveland Cavaliers
Tristan Thompson (rest) has been listed as out against the Hornets on Tuesday.
Thompson will miss the Cavs finale, as will Kevin Love, so Ante Zizic and Larry Nance Jr. should be in line for big opportunities.
April 6, 2019, 10:39 pmTristan Thompson - F/C - Cleveland Cavaliers
Tristan Thompson (rest) will not play in Sunday's game against the Spurs.
Thompson not playing will leave more minutes for the rest of the Cavs frontcourt and puts Larry Nance Jr. in line for another start at Center for the Cavs, as well as allowing added minutes to Ante Zizic.
Source: NBA Injury Report
April 6, 2019, 1:14 amTristan Thompson - F/C - Cleveland Cavaliers
Tristan Thompson (rest) returned from a one-game absence on Friday and tallied 12 points and six rebounds in 21 minutes.
Thompson's just going to get in the way for anyone who is trying to squeeze value out of Ante Zizic. Big Ziz put up 12 points and six rebounds of his own in 17 minutes on the same 4-of-8 shooting line as Thompson, though he hit all four of his freebies while TT went 4-for-6. There's not a ton to see here but Zizic offers higher upside considering Thompson's unlikely to play a full set of minutes again this year.
April 5, 2019, 5:34 pmKevin Love - F/C - Cleveland Cavaliers
Kevin Love (left shoulder soreness) will not play on Friday vs. the Warriors.
Fire up your shares of Larry Nance Jr. and Ante Zizic for a game that’ll have a lot of garbage time. It’s also worth noting that Tristan Thompson is no longer on the injury report.
Source: NBA Injury Report
April 4, 2019, 2:33 pmTristan Thompson - F/C - Cleveland Cavaliers
Tristan Thompson (undisclosed) will not play in Thursday's matchup with the Kings.
Larry Nance is a strong play to close out the season while Ante Zizic should join Nance in the starting lineup against the Kings. We're not sure what is wrong with Thompson, but we'll surely get an answer pretty soon.
Source: Cavs on Twitter
April 2, 2019, 12:20 amTristan Thompson - F/C - Cleveland Cavaliers
Tristan Thompson scored 15 points on 6-of-8 shooting to go with five rebounds on Monday.
Thompson started, but was outplayed yet again, this time by Ante Zizic (14 minutes, 15 points on 5-of-6 shooting with seven rebounds and two assists). We were never attracted to his game and the results are speaking for themselves right now. He's a streaming play at best.
March 30, 2019, 5:55 pmTristan Thompson - F/C - Cleveland Cavaliers
Tristan Thompson started on Saturday, scoring 10 points on 4-of-8 shooting while adding 10 boards and three assists.
Thompson was able to get his stats in only 25 minutes of action compared to Larry Nance's 32 minutes and was yet again outplayed by Nance. The Cavs unit with Thompson got smoked against the Clippers and they made a big run in the third quarter with Thompson sitting making him a player that's unreliable in fantasy.
March 28, 2019, 11:44 pmTristan Thompson - F/C - Cleveland Cavaliers
Tristan Thompson started again on Thursday night but only managed four points, seven rebounds and three assists in 22 minutes.
Thompson might keep starting but this type of workload isn't going to cut it. He's only worth a look if you're desperate for rebounds.
March 26, 2019, 10:06 pmTristan Thompson - F/C - Cleveland Cavaliers
Tristan Thompson started but played just 18 minutes on Tuesday vs. the Celtics, providing seven points, three rebounds and two assists.
Thompson started, sending Larry Nance Jr. to the bench where he went for 13 points, four rebounds and seven assists. Despite the role reversal, they each played similar minutes to the previous game when Nance started, so you can treat them as you had been. Nance is the player you want to roll with.
March 22, 2019, 11:34 pmTristan Thompson - F/C - Cleveland Cavaliers
Tristan Thompson came off the bench for 19 minutes on Friday but went 2-of-8 from the field for four points and six rebounds.
Until Thompson gets back into the starting lineup and back towards 30 mpg, there's not much to see.
March 20, 2019, 10:38 pmTristan Thompson - F/C - Cleveland Cavaliers
Tristan Thompson (left foot soreness) returned from a 26-game absence on Wednesday and quietly posted seven points on 3-of-3 shooting and six rebounds in 12 minutes.
Thompson has not been much more than an afterthought over the last month and change and is worth considering as an add in deep leagues with marginal upside. Ante Zizic was solid in 25 minutes as a starter with eight points, 10 boards, two assists and two blocks. Zizic remains the big man to own for now.
March 20, 2019, 5:51 pmTristan Thompson - F/C - Cleveland Cavaliers
Tristan Thompson (left foot soreness) will return from a 26-game absence on Wednesday against the Bucks.
Thompson has missed 36 games in total with left foot problems this season, and we can't imagine that he'll be playing with his full minutes for the rest of this season. If you've got a roster spot to burn then you can consider TT a flier given his standard-league run earlier in the year, but just know that all those numbers came with Kevin Love out. The odds of a return to prominence aren't great.
Source: Spencer Daviers on Twitter
March 19, 2019, 5:55 pmTristan Thompson - F/C - Cleveland Cavaliers
Tristan Thompson (left foot soreness) is questionable to play on Wednesday.
Thompson has missed the last 26 games and even if he does return soon, it's tough to envision him working his way back to full speed before the season's end. As such, he's not a great add in most leagues.
Source: NBA Injury Report