November 24, 2019, 1:08 amTristan ThompsonC, Cleveland Cavaliers
Tristan Thompson nearly double-doubled on Saturday, scoring 25 points on 9-of-17 shooting with nine rebounds and two steals.
Thompson is ranked just outside the top-50 averaging 14.9 points, 9.9 boards and 1.3 blocks while shooting .525 from the field. Continue to deploy Thompson as a nightly double-double threat and hope that his great start to the season can continue.
November 22, 2019, 11:45 pmCedi OsmanSF, Cleveland Cavaliers
Cedi Osman posted 18 points (6-for-10 shooting), four rebounds, four triples, three assists and a block in Friday's 101-143 blowout loss to the Mavs.
Osman was a rare bright spot for a Cavs team that got crushed. He looked better than Tristan Thompson (10 points on 5-for-11 shooting, eight rebounds, four assists and a block) and Kevin Love (eight points on 2-for-8 shooting, seven rebounds and an assist).
November 19, 2019, 5:40 pmTristan ThompsonC, Cleveland Cavaliers
Tristan Thompson (rest) is being listed as out for Wednesday's matchup with the Heat.
With Thimpson out and Larry Nance Jr. (thumb) questionable, Ante Zizic may find himself in the starting unit. The Cavs can also go small and keep Kevin Porter Jr., who is coming off his best game of the season, in the starting lineup.
Source: NBA Injury Report
November 14, 2019, 9:14 pmTristan ThompsonC, Cleveland Cavaliers
Tristan Thompson was a non-factor on Thursday, scoring just two points and turning it over four times in a loss to the Heat.
Thompson turned in a total dud in this one after a great start to the season. We should probably cut him some slack given his top-50 status on the year. Continue to roll him out, especially if Larry Nance Jr. misses some time.
November 14, 2019, 9:02 pmLarry Nance Jr.PF, Cleveland Cavaliers
Larry Nance Jr. put up a nice 14 point and eight rebounds in 23 minutes of action on Thursday despite re-injuring a left thumb injury.
Nance didn't come back after going to the locker room He aggravated his left thumb injury and we'll see if that keeps him out in future contests. If it does, we'll see more Tristan Thompson than usual. Otherwise, there isn't much additional value in the Cavs frontcourt
November 12, 2019, 9:55 pmTristan ThompsonC, Cleveland Cavaliers
Tristan Thompson broke out his new skill and hit a pair of treys to go with his 17-point, 12-board double-double on Tuesday.
Thompson was 7-of-13 from the floor, hit 1-of-2 free throws and threw in a steal in 33 minutes. Had fantasy players drafted Tristan Thompson in the fourth round, they'd still be happy with his season to this point. At the moment, Thompson ranks 31st in 9-cat. It's hard to imagine you can get too much for him given his history, so it may be best to keep him and enjoy the ride.
November 8, 2019, 9:41 pmTristan ThompsonC, Cleveland Cavaliers
Tristan Thompson continued on his stellar start to the season on Friday, bullying the Wizards with 21 points on 8-of-12 shooting, adding 12 rebounds, three assists, three steals and two blocks.
Don't look now, but Thompson is looking like a legit top-50 player. To add a sprinkle of sugar to his rainbow performance, Thompson, a career .609 free throw shooter, hit 5-of-6 from the stripe. He's been playing out of his mind and could be looking at a sweet sell-high window right now.
November 5, 2019, 9:52 pmTristan ThompsonC, Cleveland Cavaliers
Tristan Thompson shot 7-for-15 from the field and 5-for-6 from the line for 19 points, 13 boards, four assists and one block in a team-high 37 minutes against the Celtics on Tuesday.
It was Thompson's sixth double-double out of seven games this season, becoming nearly automatic so far. His 2.8 assists per game have also been a nice surprise to this young season. Thompson is flirting with top-50 value and is quickly trending toward at least a mid-round asset if he can stay healthy.
November 3, 2019, 10:25 pmTristan ThompsonC, Cleveland Cavaliers
Tristan Thompson double-doubled with 11 points and 12 rebounds on 4-of-10 shooting in a loss to the Mavs on Sunday.
Thompson has been a double-double machine with solid value in field-goal shooting and blocks. He added four assists, two steals and one block to the box score. He has jumped onto the scene as a potential top-50 player, so pick him up if he is somehow still on the wire in your league.
November 1, 2019, 10:04 pmTristan ThompsonC, Cleveland Cavaliers
Tristan Thompson took a step back in scoring with only seven points on Friday, but continued his voracious pace on the boards with 10, adding four assists and a steal to round out his line in a losing effort to the Pacers.
Tristan Thompson continues to be one of the more pleasant surprises of the young fantasy basketball season, and if you picked him up continue to enjoy the ride. As long as he's getting 30-plus minutes he will heavily reinforce your rebounds and field goal percentage. Larry Nance would be the one to worry about stealing minutes from Thompson, but he only recorded eight points, five rebounds and one assist in 26 minutes on Friday.
October 30, 2019, 9:52 pmTristan ThompsonC, Cleveland Cavaliers
Tristan Thompson continued to get it done in Wednesday’s win against Chicago, finishing with 23 points (11-of-19 shooting), 10 rebounds, two assists and five blocks in a team-high 35 minutes.
The Thompson resurgence is very real and tonight was no different. Head coach John Beilein clearly has a lot of trust in him and performances like this will reaffirm that faith. He’s on fire and owners need to continue starting him until he eventually regresses. Even if he does eventually take a step back, it looks like he is cemented as the starter on this team and will be a must-own in standard leagues moving forward.
October 28, 2019, 11:53 pmTristan ThompsonC, Cleveland Cavaliers
Tristan Thompson had 17 points (8-for-18 FGs, 1-for-2 FTs), 13 rebounds and four assists in 33 minutes in a loss to the Bucks on Monday to make it three double-doubles in three games.
Thompson is one of those guys that fantasy players just want to get out of the way so the younger guys can get minutes. However, the 28-year-old keeps making the case that he's the center to roll with once again this season. It looks safe to embrace it, at least for now, if you need boards and a good field goal percentage.
October 27, 2019, 3:12 amTristan ThompsonC, Cleveland Cavaliers
Tristan Thompson was an unstoppable force on Saturday as plowed through the Pacers for 25 points on 11-of-16 shooting, including one rare trey, 13 rebounds and three blocks.
Thompson has been a solid source of boards this season and has not left much playing time for Larry Nance (nine points, 19 minutes) to thrive. He's a rebounding specialist, who is currently earning his roster spot in standard leagues in all formats with his strong start.
October 23, 2019, 9:54 pmTristan ThompsonC, Cleveland Cavaliers
Tristan Thompson scored 16 points (8-of-11 shooting) while adding 11 rebounds and one block on Wednesday.
Thompson started and played 33 minutes Wednesday. Larry Nance Jr. had nine points and 14 rebounds in 26 minutes and it is worth monitoring the Cavs' rotations moving forward. However, if Thompson plays 30 minutes per game he will be a great source of rebounds and field goal percentage.
October 19, 2019, 7:29 pmJohn HensonPF, Cleveland Cavaliers
John Henson (right groin strain) is unlikely to play in the season opener on Wednesday.
Henson has not been able to practice fully and missed every preseason game. Once healthy, Henson is expected to back up Tristan Thompson at center. It's worth noting that Henson is also dealing with an ankle injury as well, so this may be more than just a one game absence.
Source: Chris Fedor of Cleveland.com