February 3, 2020, 11:47 pmTristan ThompsonC, Cleveland Cavaliers
Candace Buckner reports that the Wizards have expressed interest in Tristan Thompson.
Thompson's name has been involved in a lot of trade talk. It wouldn't be a surprise to see him moved, opening up more minutes for Larry Nance Jr. If Thompson were to go to Washington, though, he could easily lose value due to the young centers that the Wizards are trying to develop when healthy.
Source: Candace Buckner on Twitter
February 3, 2020, 6:47 pmTristan ThompsonC, Cleveland Cavaliers
Tristan Thompson (right quad soreness) will not play on Monday.
Thompson wasn't even on the injury report prior to this news. Larry Nance Jr. will be in for a busy night.
Source: Kelsey Russo on Twitter
February 3, 2020, 12:16 pmTristan ThompsonC, Cleveland Cavaliers
Yahoo's Chris Haynes is reporting that Tristan Thompson is being made available on the trade market.
No surprise here, as the Cavs seem unlikely to re-sign the veteran and he could provide a big lift as a rebounder and defensive presence for teams with deep playoff aspirations. A move to such a team would almost guarantee a decrease in role (and fantasy value), but he's also a major shutdown candidate if he stays in Cleveland. In the final season of a five-year, $82 million pact, Thompson's play and expiring contract should make him a popular guy in the coming days.
Source: Yahoo Sports
January 27, 2020, 9:22 pmTristan ThompsonC, Cleveland Cavaliers
Tristan Thompson double-doubled on Monday with 17 points and 11 boards to go with one assist on Monday.
Thompson is starting to put up his normal stat lines again which consists of points, rebounds and field goal percentage. There's not much else to his game, but it looks like he and Larry Nance Jr. (10 points, five boards, three assists, a steal and two blocks) are both putting up enough value to warrant ownership.
January 20, 2020, 7:39 pmTristan ThompsonC, Cleveland Cavaliers
Tristan Thompson had 13 points, 22 rebounds, one assist, one steal, and one block in Monday's loss to the Knicks.
Thompson dominated the boards, but it wasn't enough to save the Cavs. It was still an impressive day for someone who came into the game averaging 10.4 rebounds.
January 17, 2020, 9:58 pmTristan ThompsonC, Cleveland Cavaliers
Tristan Thompson scored three points on 1-of-5 shooting with eight rebounds, one steal and one block in 25 minutes before being ejected on Friday.
Thompson was ejected after slapping Jae Crowder in the butt. It was a rough night for Thompson and maybe the frustration got to him. Thompson is inside the top-125 on the season and is a hold in standard-leagues.
January 15, 2020, 1:05 amCedi OsmanSF, Cleveland Cavaliers
Cedi Osman sank five more threes on Tuesday as part of a 21-point, three-rebound, one-assist performance in 24 minutes in a 103-128 blowout loss to the Clippers on Tuesday.
Osman seems to be trending up with higher minutes recently and he's been hitting threes at an increasing rate. He's up to 2.4 per game over the past month. His overall fantasy game isn't quite good enough to consider him a must-own player, but he's worth a look if you need points and threes. Going the other direction is Tristan Thompson, who provided eight rebounds, five missed shots and nothing else in 24 minutes on Tuesday.
January 14, 2020, 12:50 amTristan ThompsonC, Cleveland Cavaliers
Tristan Thompson double-doubled again on Monday with 17 points and 10 rebounds with two assists and a steal.
Thompson continues to build off his strong performance, but the lack of swats is more in line with what we're used to. He's a top-100 guy and should be owned in all standard leagues, but he was not going to keep up the elite level production of last week.
January 11, 2020, 11:29 pmTristan ThompsonC, Cleveland Cavaliers
Tristan Thompson double-doubled vs. the Nuggets on Saturday with 18 points (7-of-11 from the floor), 13 rebounds and one block in 38 minutes.
Thompson was coming off his best game of the season after scoring 35 points with 14 rebounds on Thursday. Thompson has been a top-125 player this season, but owners should look to sell-high after these two good games in a row.
January 9, 2020, 9:51 pmTristan ThompsonC, Cleveland Cavaliers
Tristan Thompson dropped a career-high 35 points on 15-of-20 shooting to go with 14 rebounds, three assists, a steal and three blocks in Thursday's 115-112 win over the Pistons.
Thompson was aggressive in the paint and playing the lanes well, scoring all but two of his points in side the paint. This will be his best game of the year and while he still has strong appeal as a rebounds specialist, this would be a good time to sell-high if you're looking to get value.
January 7, 2020, 10:28 pmAnte ZizicPF, Cleveland Cavaliers
Ante Zizic took advantage of some extra minutes once again with five points, nine rebounds, a steal and a block in 16 minutes on Tuesday.
With Larry Nance Jr. out for at least a few games and John Henson sitting tonight, Zizic was able to get almost enough minutes to be standard-league relevant. He reminded us of his double-double capabilities in the previous game while more Cavs big men were missing. He's just a name to remember in case Kevin Love and more are shipped out of town. Tristan Thompson put up eight points, 15 boards, four assists and two blocks in this game. He's dropped off significantly, but he can be a serviceable last center on your team.
January 7, 2020, 5:40 pmTristan ThompsonC, Cleveland Cavaliers
Tristan Thompson (illness) is expected to play against the Pistons on Tuesday.
Thompson will be inserted back into the starting lineup, where he should see a full complement of minutes. Thompson is averaging 12.4 points, 10.2 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 0.9 blocks and 0.8 steals on the season and can be safely returned to fantasy lineups.
Source: Chris Fedor on Twitter
January 6, 2020, 5:56 pmTristan ThompsonC, Cleveland Cavaliers
Tristan Thompson (illness) is questionable for Tuesday's game.
Thompson already missed Sunday's contest. He is delivering 12.4 points and 10.3 rebounds per game as well as 0.9 blocks. Ante Zizic had a terrific game on Sunday, while Cedi Osman will also play a lot if Thompson cannot go.
Source: NBA Injury Report
January 5, 2020, 5:43 pmTristan ThompsonC, Cleveland Cavaliers
Tristan Thompson (illness) has been ruled out of Sunday's game versus the Timberwolves.
The Cavs' frontcourt is going to be thin tonight with Thompson, Larry Nance Jr., and Kevin Love ruled out. Ante Zizic and Cedi Osman will handle heavy minutes and are both viable DFS options.
Source: NBA Injury Report
December 29, 2019, 1:31 amTristan ThompsonC, Cleveland Cavaliers
Tristan Thompson double-doubled in Saturday's win against the Wolves scoring 12 points and adding 15 rebounds, three assists and a block.
Thompson continues to grind for the Cavs in the post and was rewarded with another double-double. He wasn't very good from the field, converting just two of nine from the floor, but ended up doing most of his damage from the charity stripe. He is a must-own player and will continue to provide good boards and some solid countable statistics.