Tristan Thompson

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  • Tristan Thompson
    C, 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

  • Andre Drummond
    C, Cleveland Cavaliers

    Andre Drummond will remain out on Friday as he continues to deal with a left calf strain.

    Drummond has lost a significant chunk of playing time in Cleveland and now will miss his second consecutive contest. We should see more from Tristan Thompson and Larry Nance on Friday.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Tristan Thompson
    C, Cleveland Cavaliers

    Tristan Thompson got the start on Wednesday and picked up another double-double, ending the night with 14 points, 13 rebounds, two assists, a steal and a block.

    Thompson will continue to put up numbers as long as he gets the minutes. If Andre Drummond continues to miss time, Thompson would be a major beneficiary in an already crowded Cavaliers frontcourt.

  • Tristan Thompson
    C, Cleveland Cavaliers

    Tristan Thompson will draw the start for Wednesday's game vs. the Sixers with Andre Drummond (left calf strain) sidelined.

    Thompson will likely see additional value for as long as he gets starter-level minutes. However, the frontcourt situation is crowded in Cleveland as they also have Larry Nance Jr., Kevin Love and Cedi Osman.

    Source: Spencer Davies on Twitter

  • Andre Drummond
    C, Cleveland Cavaliers

    Andre Drummond (left calf strain) has been ruled out of Wednesday's game.

    It has not been a smooth transition for Drummond after being traded to the Cavs, and he hasn't exceeded 29 minutes since the Pistons dealt him. Kevin Love, Tristan Thompson, and Larry Nance Jr. could each receive a small bump in playing time against the Sixers. Cedi Osman will likely be relied upon more as well.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Tristan Thompson
    C, Cleveland Cavaliers

    Tristan Thompson came off the bench for 16 points, seven rebounds and a 3-pointer in 26 minutes off the bench on Saturday.

    Thompson outplayed Andre Drummond and has held onto middle-round value over the last couple of weeks. The frontcourt is very much cramped but Thompson has still been playing enough to be worth your while. It could be a frustrating finish to the year but for now TT remains a must-start option.

  • Kevin Love
    PF, Cleveland Cavaliers

    Kevin Love (right Achilles soreness) will not play against the Heat on Saturday.

    Love missed the last pre-All-Star break game with the injury but returned to action on Friday so maybe he is just sitting because this is the second game of a back-to-back. On the other hand, Love had a very poor showing on Friday with only nine points and one rebound in 23 minutes so maybe there is something more to that. Andre Drummond, Tristan Thompson and Larry Nance all posted fantasy friendly lines in Friday's game and although this might be an annoying situation for Nance and Thompson going forward, we would hold for now.

    Source: Chris Fedor on Twitter

  • Tristan Thompson
    C, Cleveland Cavaliers

    Tristan Thompson double-doubled with 27 points on 11-of-16 shooting and 11 rebounds in 26 minutes off the bench on Wednesday.

    Kevin Love (right Achilles soreness) was out on Wednesday and Andre Drummond only played 22 minutes which allowed Thompson to get more minutes. Larry Nance Jr. played a team-high 35 minutes and it is tough to read too much into the rotation after this game. Thompson could be a speculative add in 14-team leagues but Nance has the higher upside. Both players would struggle to hold value when Love returns unless the Cavs limit Love's minutes. Thompson is worth watching in standard leagues but can be left on the waiver wire for now.

  • Tristan Thompson
    C, Cleveland Cavaliers

    Several opposing teams are hoping to convince Tristan Thompson to take a contract buyout and join them for a playoff run, according to James Rapien of 92.3 The Fan.

    The Cavs tried to trade Thompson prior to last week's deadline, to no avail. His fantasy value has taken a significant hit and he is now coming off the bench following the Cavs' deal for two-time All-Star Andre Drummond. TT is in the final year of his contract and due $18.5 million this season, while players must be waived or have their contracts bought out by March 1st to be eligible for the playoffs.

    Source: 92.3 The Fan Radio

  • Tristan Thompson
    C, Cleveland Cavaliers

    Tristan Thompson played poorly in his move to the bench on Sunday against the Clippers as he scored seven points with six boards on 2-of-6 shooting.

    Thompson played just 19 minutes and knocked down one 3-pointer. Kevin Love also took a hit with the debut of Andre Drummond as he put up just 10 points with nine boards on 3-of-8 shooting. We could see both Thompson and Love regress, but Love is a hold in standard formats while Thompson is a reasonable drop.

  • Andre Drummond
    C, Cleveland Cavaliers

    Andre Drummond will reportedly be in the lineup when the Cavs take on the Clippers on Sunday.

    Drummond's value should not be affected all that much but his arrival does not bode well for Tristan Thompson and Larry Nance. Thompson was having his best season as a pro while Nance was making a case to be a must-add in recent weeks with his play but both may now have to be dropped in standard leagues.

    Source: Chris Fedor on Twitter

  • Tristan Thompson
    C, Cleveland Cavaliers

    According to David Aldridge of the Athletic, the Cavs don't plan to buyout Tristan Thompson.

    This could be posturing from the Cavs as they now have a loaded frontcourt after acquiring Andre Drummond at the deadline. Thompson could lose significant value with the Drummond addition while Larry Nance Jr. could also see his value decline with the recent move. Continue to monitor this situation in case the Cavs front office decides to change course.

    Source: David Aldridge on Twitter

  • Tristan Thompson
    C, Cleveland Cavaliers

    Tristan Thompson (sore quad) will not play in Wednesday's game against the Thunder.

    Thompson will miss his second consecutive game on Wednesday but it doesn't appear to be a significant injury. Thompson's name has come up in trade rumors so continue to monitor the news as we are less than a day away from the trade deadline. Larry Nance Jr. will continue to see increased opportunity with Thompson sidelined and has become a must-own player across formats.

    Source: Chris Fedor on Twitter

  • Tristan Thompson
    C, Cleveland Cavaliers

    Tristan Thompson (sore quad) is doubtful for Wednesday's game.

    Thompson also missed Monday's contest. His rebounding and defensive abilities are making him a possible trade target as the deadline approaches. After playing 42 minutes in an overtime loss to the Knicks on Monday, Larry Nance Jr. will again see heavy usage.

    Source: Chris Fedor on Twitter

  • Tristan Thompson
    C, Cleveland Cavaliers

    Tristan Thompson (quad) is being listed as questionable for tomorrow's game against the Thunder.

    Thompson missed the Cavs' game on Monday vs. the Knicks but they are hoping to have him out there on Wednesday. There should be another update on his status before the game tomorrow.

    Source: NBA Injury Report