News: Cavaliers power forward Tristan Thompson made just 34 percent (9 for 26) of his shots over the previous two games but was able to find his stroke Wednesday night against the Pistons. He scored 19 points and hauled in eight rebounds in the 111-104 loss. He went 8 for 13 from the field and made 3 of 6 free throws while playing 35 minutes. Thompson also posted two steals, an assist and a block in the defeat.
Analysis: Thompson has made some solid progress in his second season out of Texas and has emerged as a serious double-double threat. His shot should only continue to get better, as well, and he gives Cleveland a reliable low-post presence for years to come. Keep the 22-year-old active in most Fantasy formats down the stretch.
News: Cavaliers forward Tristan Thompson posted a monster stat line during Cleveland's win over the Celtics on Friday night. Thompson poured in a career-high 29 points in the 97-91 victory on 10 of 17 shooting from the field. He scored 21 of his points in the first half and also added a career-best 17 rebounds to his stat line to go along with one block and an assist.
Analysis: Thompson has been in a bit of a lull lately as he was averaging just 7.5 points and 7.7 rebounds on 40 percent shooting from the field over his previous five games. However, he busted out Friday night as the Celtics had no answer for the 22-year-old in the paint. After getting off to a bit of a slow start, Thompson has really shown some nice development in his game during his second year in the league. Fantasy owners should continue to roll Thompson as a viable low-end start for the remainder of the season.
News: Cavaliers forward Tristan Thompson took an extra few bumps and bruises during Monday's loss to the Hawks. Thompson was forced to leave the contest briefly after taking a shot just above his left eye. He was taken back to the locker room where he received three stitches, but was quickly able to return to the court. Thompson finished with five points and six rebounds on 2 of 6 shooting from the field in the 104-92 defeat.
Analysis: Thompson did not have one of his better games Monday as the cut above his eye may have been bothering more than he lead on. Still, Thompson been much more effective during his second year in the league as he entered Monday's tilt averaging 11.4 points and 9.2 rebounds on 49 percent shooting from the field. Fantasy owners should continue to roll with the 21-year-old as a viable low-end start over the final few scoring periods of the season.
News: Cleveland center Tristan Thompson had a solid game on Wednesday but couldn't stop the Heat winning their 24th straight game. Thompson played 37 minutes in the game and scored 18 points with eight boards. He was 8 for 15 from the field and added three steals and two assists for the Cavaliers.
Analysis: Thompson has three double-doubles in his last six games and just missed a fourth on Wednesday. Since he's averaging one per game over his last six contests he can be active in all Fantasy formats.
News: Cleveland big man Tristan Thompson doubled up against the Wizards in a winning effort on Tuesday night. The center shot 5 for 8 from the field in the game and scored 13 points. He grabbed 14 rebounds in the middle for the Cavaliers as he added a block and three assists.
Analysis: Make that four consecutive double-doubles for Thompson for the Cavaliers. He's really played well down the stretch and he's blocking some shots as well. The 21-year-old second-year player is making some noise in Fantasy and can be active in just about all leagues.
News: Cavaliers forward Tristan Thompson notched his 20th double-double of the season during Friday's contest against the Clippers. Thompson finished with 15 points and 12 rebounds in the 105-89 defeat on 6 of 13 shooting from the field. He also added two assists to his stat line, while logging 24 minutes of game action.
Analysis: Thompson had gone two straight games without posting a double-double, but was able to take care of that Friday night. The 21-year-old has very quietly been putting together a breakout season during his second year in the league as he entered his last tilt averaging 11.2 points and 9.2 rebounds on 48.6 percent shooting from the field. Continue to roll with Thompson as a viable start in most formats moving forward.
News: Cleveland forward Tristan Thompson, who has emerged as a consistently dynamic big man in his second NBA season, suffered through one of his least productive games in months Saturday against the Magic. One game after having a 20-game double-digit scoring streak snapped, Thompson put up just two points in 24 minutes of action in Orlando. Thompson shot 1 of 5 from the field, however he did grab 11 rebounds and three assists. The Cavaliers needed little production from him, in a 118-94 win.
Analysis: Thompson has been terrific since the end of 2012, as his current two-game streak is the longest he has gone without scoring in double figures since Dec. 15. Thompson has made up for the scoring drought by racking up 24 rebounds over two games, so Fantasy owners cannot be too concerned about his production right now. The Cavs are leaning on him heavily, and there is little reason to think this slide will continue. He remains a useful Fantasy option in most formats moving forward.
News: Cavaliers forward Tristan Thompson did not finish the first half of the season with a particularly strong game Wednesday against the Spurs, as he shot just 5 of 13 from the field in a 96-95 loss. Thompson finished with just 10 points in 28 minutes, while grabbing seven rebounds and adding two blocks, while turning the ball over three times.
Analysis: Thompson has turned into an extremely productive player over the last month or so, so Fantasy owners should not be too concerned about this little stumble. He averaged 15.1 points and 10.9 rebounds in the month of January, and is putting up 14.3 points and 7.8 rebounds per game in seven February games. The Cavaliers are making a point of getting him heavily involved, and that should continue down the stretch. Thompson should be considered a high-end Fantasy option in all formats.
News: Cavaliers power forward Tristan Thompson entered Friday's contest against the Magic averaging 16.6 points in the previous 10 games. He had another productive performance as he scored 16 points and hauled in five rebounds in the 119-108 win. He went 7 for 11 from the floor and made both of his free throws while playing 27 minutes. Thompson also posted two steals, an assist and a block in the victory.
Analysis: Thompson has found his shooting stoke of late and continues to do a solid job on the boards for Cleveland. He is averaging 16.2 points with 9.2 rebounds, a block and a steal in the last five games. Thompson is also shooting 61 percent during that stretch. The 21-year-old has taken his game to the next level in his second season out of Texas and remains a viable option in the majority of Fantasy formats.
News: If Cavaliers center Tristan Thompson was bothered by his injured finger Friday against the Pistons, he showed no signs of it being an issue. Thompson played 29 minutes in the game, finishing with 19 points on 9 of 11 shooting. He went 1 of 2 at the free-throw line, and added nine rebounds, in a 117-99 loss. Thompson added a single assist and turned the ball over just one time.
Analysis: Thompson has been playing at an incredibly high level recently, and it was good to see that the injury did not cause him any issues. He is now averaging 18.0 points and 8.6 rebounds per game over the last five, while playing a big role in the teams offense. The second-year big man has taken a big step forward in his progression this year, and seems to be getting better as the season goes on. He is now shooting over 50.0 percent from the field, and can be considered a worthy starting Fantasy option in all formats.
News: Cleveland center Tristan Thompson suffered a contusion on his left middle finger during Tuesday's game against Golden State, reports the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Thompson underwent X-rays, which came back negative. He is day to day for the Cavs. Thompson played 37 minutes in the game and scored 18 points to tie for the team lead. He added 11 rebounds, a block and two steals. Thompson went 8 for 14 from the field during the game.
Analysis: Thompson's injury is nothing that should keep him out going forward, he should be fine. He recorded his second double-double in his last five games on Tuesday and is averaging 16.6 points and 9.0 rebounds per game over that span. That comes with 1.6 blocks and 55 percent shooting from the field. Thompson is playing really well and should be active in the majority of Fantasy formats.
News: Cavaliers center Tristan Thompson registered 18 points and six rebounds during Cleveland's 113-108 win over Milwaukee on Friday night. Thompson connected on 8 of his 14 attempts to finish with a field-goal percentage of at least 50 percent for the third consecutive game. He also contributed three blocks and two assists while managing just 28 minutes of playing time -- his lowest total since Jan. 13 against the Lakers (19).
Analysis: Thompson has taken a strong step in his development this month and entered Friday's contest averaging 14.7 points and 11.6 rebounds per game in January. He has gone without double-digits in rebounds in each of his past two outings after three consecutive double-doubles last week. Thompson has great cutting ability for his size and is connecting on 51.1 percent of his shots this month. He should remain active in most Fantasy formats at this point.
News: Cavaliers forward Tristan Thompson nearly picked up another double-double as he turned in another productive performance against the Celtics Tuesday night. Thompson went 9 of 18 shooting from the field and 3 of 3 from the charity stripes and finished with a season-high 21 points and nine rebounds in a 95-90 victory. He also chipped in with five assists, one block and a steal while logging 40 minutes of game action.
Analysis: Thompson has only scored 20-plus points twice in his career. The last time he went off for 20-plus points was against the Nets last season. He has picked up the pace as of late and is averaging 14.7 points and 11.6 rebounds per game in January, which is four points and two rebounds over his seasonal average. He is starting to see more playing time lately and should be viewed as a solid option in most Fantasy formats moving forward.
News: Cleveland power forward Tristan Thompson recorded his sixth double-double in the last 10 games on Wednesday against Portland. He scored 19 points and hauled in 14 rebounds -- with seven coming on the offensive glass -- in the 93-88 win. He went 7 for 15 from the field and made 5 of 10 free throws while playing 37 minutes. Thompson also posted two steals and two assists in the victory.
Analysis: Thompson has picked up his rebounding of late and is averaging 14.6 points with 11.6 rebounds in the previous five contests. He is also putting up 1.2 steals during that stretch while shooting nearly 51 percent. While the 21-year-old is not the most consistent option in Fantasy, Thompson is playing well enough to be active in most formats at this point.
News: Cleveland center Tristan Thompson only saw 19 minutes of run on Sunday during a loss at the Lakers. Thompson still neared a double-double in the game, however, with 10 points and eight rebounds. Thompson was 5 of 10 from the field in the game and added two assists.
Analysis: Fantasy owners have Thompson on their rosters for two categories. That is scoring and rebounding. And he doesn't even score that well at just under 10 points per game on the year. He's at 13 per game over his last five, however, and that comes with 10.6 rebounds. He's seeing over 30 minutes per game generally so he should remain active in most Fantasy formats.
News: Cavaliers forward Tristan Thompson notched his 13th double-double of the season during Wednesday's contest against the Hawks. Thompson finished with 11 points and 14 rebounds in the 99-83 win on 5 of 11 shooting from the field. He went just 1 of 3 from the free-throw line but did add two dimes, two steals and one block to his stat line while logging 34 minutes of game action.
Analysis: With Anderson Varejao expected to miss another 6-8 weeks due to his knee injury, Thompson will have to continue to pick up the slack. However, that hasn't been a problem for the 21-year-old over the past few weeks as he entered Wednesday's contest averaging 13.3 points, 12.4 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 1.1 blocks over his last 10 games on 50 percent shooting from the field. Thompson has more than picked up his play since the middle of December so continue to roll with him as a solid start in the majority of formats moving forward.
News: Cavaliers forward Tristan Thompson turned in another big-time performance during Friday's contest against the Bobcats. Thompson notched his 10th double-double of the season in the 106-104 win as he finished with 19 points and 13 rebounds. He made eight of his 10 field-goal attempts and also added two assists to his stat line while logging 37 minutes of game action.
Analysis: Thompson has really picked up the pace with Anderson Varejao as he six of his 10 double-doubles have come over the his last eight games. He is averaging 13.1 points and 12.5 rebounds over that stretch but is still just shooting 48 percent from the field. However, Thompson is finally starting to show why he was such a high draft pick last year and should remain active in the majority of formats while he is playing well.
News: Cavaliers center Tristan Thompson posted 14 points and 14 rebounds for his third consecutive double-double during Cleveland's 94-82 win over Milwaukee on Sunday night. Thompson's current streak of double-doubles is the longest of his career and gave him eight total on the season. He drained 6 of his 8 attempts from the field against the Bucks for his fifth outing this month shooting better than 60 percent.
Analysis: After registering a field-goal percentage of 43.6 during the first month of the season, Thompson has heated up in December and entered Saturday's game with a 47.1 clip from the field. He has now scored in double figures in five straight games for a quality average of 11.4 points a night in that span. The 21-year-old is beginning to reach his potential and should be added in any Fantasy format he is still available for now.
News: Cavaliers power forward Tristan Thompson recorded his sixth double-double of the season on Wednesday night against the Celtics. He scored 11 points and hauled in 12 rebounds -- including six on the offensive glass -- in the 103-91 loss. He went just 2 for 10 from the field but made 7 of 9 free throws while playing 38 minutes. Thompson also posted two assists, two steals and two blocks in the defeat.
Analysis: Thompson continues to be an inconsistent option in Fantasy but has picked up his rebounding so far this season and does a decent job of filling up the stat sheet from time to time. He is averaging eight points with 8.6 rebounds and a steal in the previous five contests while shooting nearly 47 percent during that stretch. The 21-year-old still has plenty of upside and can be useful in Fantasy in spurts but continue to view Thompson as more of a low-end option.
News: Cavaliers forward Tristan Thompson had another rough night offensively during Tuesday's 100-94 win over the Lakers. Thompson finished with a season-low one point as he missed on all three of his field-goal attempts. His lone point came at the free-throw line, albeit he only made one of his four attempts from there as well. However, Thompson did contribute on the glass as he pulled down 10 rebounds, which marked the seventh time this season he has posted a double-digit rebounding total.
Analysis: Thompson's inconsistent play continues to frustrate coach Bryon Scott and Fantasy owners as the 21-year-old just can't seem to put it all together. Despite seeing close to 30 minutes per game, he is only averaging 8.5 points and 6.2 rebounds over his last 10 games and has failed to score in double figures in six of those games. However, as long as Thompson continues to see a healthy does of minutes, he will have value in deeper formats based on his upside.
News: With promising center Tristan Thompson still hampered by inconsistency during his second NBA season, the Cavaliers decided to enlist some help. Cleveland brought in former center Zydrunas Ilgauskas, a special assistant to the team's general manager, to work with Thompson in developing his game. "Hes having trouble finishing shots in the lane," coach Byron Scott told The News-Herald. "Thats an area of concern. Big Z has done a great job the last few days working with him down there, trying to help him figure out a way to get it up quicker and be a little more effective."
Analysis: Thompson's last two games are a prime example of his status early in the season. After posting a season-high 15 rebounds in a win at Atlanta last Friday, the 21-year-old followed that outing up with just two boards against Portland on Saturday. He has registered four double-doubles through 17 games this season after notching nine all of last season. "We drafted him because of his energy and how hard he plays. I think sometimes hes losing focus in that area because hes focusing on trying to score," Scott said. "He has to do all the little things. Hell still be effective for us if he just runs the floor, rebounds and defends. Everything else will take care of itself." Fantasy owners should hold firm on Thompson while he works out of his recent scoring slump as he's a solid option when producing.
News: Cavaliers center Tristan Thompson had another rough night at the office in Tuesday's blowout loss to the Suns. Thompson made just one of his seven field-goal attempts in the 91-71 defeat and finished with just five points. He also added six rebounds to his stat line, but has now failed to score in double digits in four of his last five games.
Analysis: Thompson was rolling along just fine in the early part of the season but has seemed hit a wall of late. He is averaging just 7.4 points and 6.4 rebounds over his last five games and is making just 44 percent of his shots from the field over that stretch. That is a far cry from the 11.5 points and 9.3 rebounds he was putting up over his previous six games. While Thompson's struggles started when he started wearing a mask to protect his broken nose, but has denied the mask having anything to do with his recent cold spell. Despite his recent struggles, owners in deeper formats should continue to roll with Thompson for the time being.
News: Cavaliers center Tristan Thompson struggled with his shot during Cleveland's win over the 76ers Wednesday night. Thompson, who was wearing a protective mask to protect the nasal fracture he has been dealing with, made just one of his seven field goal attempts in the 92-83 win. He went 2 of 3 from the free-throw line but finished with just four points -- his lowest scoring output in six games. However, he did add 11 rebounds, two assists and a block to his stat line, while logging 25 minutes of game action.
Analysis: Thompson will have to wear a protective mask for the next few weeks while his nasal fracture heals ups and looked to be bothered by his new piece of hardware Wednesday night. However, he still contributed with a solid outing on the glass and has now posted double-digit rebounding totals in three straight contests. Despite his poor shooting night, Thompson is still averaging 8.9 points over his last six contests and scored in double figures in six of his last seven games. Continue to view the 21-year-old as a viable low-end option for the time being.
News: Cleveland center Tristan Thompson suffered a nasal fracture on Sunday at Philadelphia, reports the Cleveland Plain Dealer Monday. Thompson is expected to play Wednesday against the 76ers while wearing a mask.
Analysis: The Cavs just lost Kyrie Irving for four weeks and can't afford to lose Thompson as well. He should be fine but we'll see how well he does wearing a mask. Thompson has back-to-back double-doubles in his last two games and is averaging close to one per game this year. He can be active in plenty of Fantasy formats.
News: Cleveland center Tristan Thompson scored in double figures on Tuesday night in a loss at Brooklyn. Thompson put up 14 points for the Cavaliers in the loss as he shot 6 for 11 from the field over 31 minutes as a starter. Thompson got the start at power forward and added five rebounds and one steal in the game.
Analysis: Thompson had his best scoring performance in his last five games on Tuesday night but his rebounding took a hit. He'd grabbed at least eight boards in each of his previous four contests. Thompson has displayed an ability to rebound and pick up steals this year but he could do to score more consistently and also block some shots for a center. Still, with center eligibility, Thompson is a viable Fantasy start in most deeper formats.
News: Cavaliers forward Tristan Thompson posted his second double-double of the young season on Wednesday night against the Warriors. He scored 11 points and hauled in 10 rebounds -- including four on the offensive glass -- in the 106-96 loss. He went 4 for 8 from the field but only made 3 of 8 free throws. Thompson, who played 35 minutes, also posted an assist in the defeat.
Analysis: Thompson posted a double-double in the season opener but had combined for just 16 points and 19 rebounds in the previous three games. Luckily he was able to get back on track Wednesday and hopefully will be able to pick up his scoring going forward. The 21-year-old still has a ton of upside so keep an eye on his progress. Given his inconsistencies in Fantasy thus far, consider Thompson as more of a low-end option in most formats at this point.
News: Cavaliers forward Tristan Thompson got off to a productive start in Tuesday's season opener against the Wizards. He scored 12 points and hauled in 10 rebounds in the 94-84 win. He went 5 for 8 from the field and made 2 of 4 free throws while playing 32 minutes. Thompson also chipped in with five assists and a steal in the victory.
Analysis: Thompson earned a starting gig in Cleveland during the preseason and showed on Tuesday that he should be able to take his game to the next level in his second year in the NBA. While he was overshadowed by Anderson Varejao's 23-rebound performance, owners should expect him to haul in a healthy amount of rebounds on a consistent basis. If Thompson can score in double figures on a nightly basis, his appeal in Fantasy will grow but consider the 21-year-old low-end option at this point.
News: Coach Byron Scott told reporters Monday that forward Tristan Thompson would start at power forward during Tuesday night's season opener against the Wizards. Thompson started 25 games for Cleveland last year and averaged 10.4 points, 7.5 rebounds and 0.9 blocks in those contests.
Analysis: Thompson showed some promise during his rookie season and should be able to continue his development during his sophomore campaign. The 21-year-old still has plenty of upside and reportedly bulked up a little bit this season in order to deal with the bumps and bruises of playing in the paint in the NBA. As long as Thompson is seeing around 30 minutes per night, he can be considered a viable low-end option in deeper formats.
News: Cleveland power forward Tristan Thompson shot 6 of 11 from the field on Wednesday night in a loss to the Bucks. Thompson grabbed nine rebounds as he just missed a double-double with 12 points over 31 minutes. Thompson added one assist but did little else in the defeat.
Analysis: Thompson is still a youngster and can be plenty erratic for the Cavaliers. That said, he has clear upside and ability as he's averaging 9.8 points, 7.2 rebounds and half a block per game over his last five. Thompson is playing well down the stretch and can see plenty of Fantasy use in deeper formats.
News: Cavaliers center Tristan Thompson registered nine points during Tuesday night's contest against the 76ers. Thompson made all three of his field-goal attempts in the 103-85 loss, and also added six rebounds to his stat line, while logging 27 minutes of game action. Thompson is averaging 14.4 points, 8.2 rebou8nds and 1.0 block over his last five games as a starter.
Analysis: Thompson continues to earn starts at center and despite being undersized, he continues to hold his own in the middle. Coach Byron Scott has made it clear that the rookie will get a chance to show what he can do over the final few weeks of the season, so expect Thompson to continue seeing around 30 minutes per game. The 21-year-old can be viewed as a viable low-end option in deeper formats at this point in the year.
News: Cavaliers forward Tristan Thompson exploded for a career-high 27 points during Monday night's contest against the Nets. Thompson, who was making his second career start at center, made 12 of his 16 field-goal attempts in the 105-100 win and poured in 17 of his points in the first half. He also hauled in 12 rebounds to go along with one block and a steal, while logging 37 minutes of game action. "I was just being active," Thompson said. "That's what I am here to do. That's what I'm on the court to be active and get second possessions. I got up high enough where I could tip it in. That was big for us."
Analysis: Thompson really struggled in his first start on Sunday at center, but more than made up for it on Monday night. The 21-year-old should continue to see around 30-plus minutes per night as a starter, which should give him plenty of chances to show what he can do. Fantasy owners should keep an eye on how Thompson fares moving forward. In the meantime, continue to view the rookie as a low-end option with a ton of upside.
News: With the inability of their other options to make a difference the Cavaliers elected to move rookie forward Tristan Thompson to the center position on Sunday, and it seems like it should be permanent. On Saturday, coach Bryon Scott told reporters that it was time for Thompson to get more minutes, and he gave him 35 minutes against the Hawks the next day in the first start of his career. Thompson did not do a lot with those minutes, scoring seven points on 3 of 8 shooting while grabbing six rebounds in the Cavs 103-87 loss, however it is a good sign for his future that the team is counting on him.
Analysis: Thompson hasnt done much since being the No. 4 overall pick in the draft last year, however the Cavaliers look like they are just going to roll with the youth movement for the rest of the year. Thompson should be the biggest beneficiary of that, so Fantasy owners can consider him a low-end Fantasy option moving forward.
News: Cavaliers forward Tristan Thompson turned in another underwhelming performance during Tuesday night's contest against the Raptors. Thompson finished with just nine points in the 96-88 loss, on 2 of 6 shooting from the field. He went 5 for 6 at the free-throw line and also added three rebounds and one block to his stat line, while logging 23 minutes off the bench.
Analysis: Thompson has been pretty mediocre over his last few games as he is averaging just 4.8 points and 4.2 rebounds over his last five contests. He is shooting just 33 percent from the field over that stretch and has been seeing around 23 minutes per game. While the future looks bright for the rookie, leave him reserved in most formats until he starts producing a bit more consistently.
News: Cavaliers forward Tristan Thompson has been playing much better in recent games, however that trend reversed itself on Monday against the Jazz, as he struggled to get shots to fall in a 109-100 loss. Thompson finished the game with just three points on 1 of 6 shooting with three rebounds, however he did add three blocks in 22 minutes.
Analysis: Thompson struggled with his shot for the third straight game, as he is averaging just 3.3 points per game over that span. He also has just 5.7 rebounds in that span, as his improvements are starting to go away. At this point, Thompson is still receiving solid minutes, however he should be used as just a low-end Fantasy option in deeper leagues.
News: Cleveland forward Tristan Thompson picked up where he left off prior to the All-Star break, as he recorded his third double-double of his career on Tuesday night against Boston. Thompson scored 13 points on a 5-for-9 shooting performance. He also went 3 for 4 at the foul line, where he's been making less than 50 percent of his shots this season. Thompson added 10 boards and two blocks for the Cavaliers. Despite his efforts, Thompson and the Cavs would lose to the Celtics, 86-83.
Analysis: Thompson now has three double-doubles over his last four games for the Cavs, as he's finally starting to gets things going offensively. With Anderson Varejao out of action, Cleveland will continue to lean on Thompson for some big minutes. He's averaging 10.0 points and 9.0 rebounds over his last five outings. Fantasy owners in deeper leagues should continue to view Thompson as a lower-end forward option.
News: Cavaliers forward Tristan Thompson had the best game of his rookie season on Sunday, recording the first double-double of his career against the Kings. He scored 15 points on 6 of 10 shooting and added 12 rebounds while blocking three shots and adding a steal in a 93-92 Cavaliers win.
Analysis: Thompson has had more than his share of offensive struggles however he appears to be coming into his own. He has now scored in double figures in consecutive games, and he is starting to be a little bit more than just a garbage man on that end. Thompson saw extensive playing time at the center position, and he was a legitimate force on both sides of the ball for maybe the first time all season. Thompson is going to struggle offensively plenty this year, however its starting to look like coach Byron Scott is going to live with the growing pains and stick with the No. 4 pick from the 2011 draft. That makes Thompson an intriguing sleeper option in deeper Fantasy leagues, so owners will want to keep an eye on his progress.
News: Cleveland PF Tristan Thompson should see an increase in playing time now that it has been found out that Anderson Varejao has a broken wrist.
Analysis: Thompson played 28 minutes on Friday against the Bucks and only scored five points on 2 of 8 shooting. That said, he also ripped down 13 rebounds with three blocks. If he can sustain production like that, Thompson could be a nice pickup off waivers.
News: Cavaliers F Tristan Thompson, who had missed the previous five games with an ankle injury, was able to get back on the court during Friday night's contest against the Bucks. Thompson was able to instantly make an impact in his return, finishing with a career-high 13 rebounds in the 113-112 loss. He also chipped in with five points on 2 of 8 shooting from the field in the defeat to go along three blocks and a steal, while logging 28 minutes off the bench.
Analysis: Thompson was finally able to get back on the court Friday night and make his presence felt on the glass. He did not appear to show an ill-effects from the ankle injury that sidelined him for five games, which bodes well for Fantasy owners and the Cavaliers. The rookie entered Friday's contest averaging a decent 7.1 points and 4.7 rebounds per game, while seeing around 17 minutes per night. Consider Thompson more of a low-end reserve option at this point in the season.
News: Cavaliers F Tristan Thompson (ankle) is expected to return to the lineup for Friday's game against Milwaukee, according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Thompson has missed the past four games with an ankle injury he suffered against Boston on Jan. 31.
Analysis: Thompson is averaging a decent 7.1 points and 4.7 rebounds per game this season despite logging roughly 17 minutes per night. The rookie, however, has scored in double figures only twice in his past 13 games played and will look to get back on track quickly. Consider him a low-end reserve option in deeper Fantasy formats for now.
News: Cleveland PF Tristan Thompson continues to deal with an ankle injury and his services for Wednesday's game against the Clippers could not be used. Thompson missed his fourth straight game on Wednesday.
Analysis: Thompson is averaging a decent 7.1 points and 4.7 rebounds per game on the season considering he's notching only around 17 minutes per night. That said, Thompson has struggled recently as the rookie continues his transition into the NBA. He has scored in double figures just twice over his past 13 games. Thompson is not a trustworthy Fantasy start right now and should be left on the bench only in deeper formats.
News: Cavaliers F Tristan Thompson was ruled inactive for Tuesday night's contest against the Heat due to an ankle injury. Thompson, who has now missed five straight games with his injury, is being considered day to day.
Analysis: Thompson has struggled recently as the rookie continues his transition into the NBA and has scored in double figures just twice over his past 13 games. Thompson is not a trustworthy Fantasy start right now and should be left on the bench only in deeper formats.
News: Cavaliers F Tristan Thompson will not play in Tuesday's game at Miami because of a troublesome ankle injury, according to the Plain Dealer. Thompson did not make the trip and will be sidelined for the fifth consecutive game because of the lingering issue.
Analysis: Thompson has struggled recently as the rookie continues his transition into the NBA and has scored in double figures just twice over his past 13 games. Thompson is not a trustworthy Fantasy start right now and should be left on the bench only in deeper formats.
News: According to Cleveland's official website, Cavs forward Tristan Thompson won't suit up for Saturday's game against the Mavericks. He's now missed four games this season as he continues to deal with a lingering ankle injury.
Analysis: The rookie has struggled recently and has scored in double figures just twice over his past 13 games. Thompson is not a trustworthy Fantasy start right now and should be left on the bench only in deeper formats.
News: Cavaliers F Tristan Thompson will miss Friday's game at Orlando due to a nagging ankle injury, according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Thompson re-aggravated the injury Tuesday against Boston and will miss his third game of the season as a result.
Analysis: Thompson missed a couple games last week with the same ankle injury, so the Cavaliers will likely keep him on the bench until it clears up. The rookie has struggled recently and has scored in double figures just twice over his past 13 games. Thompson is not a trustworthy Fantasy start right now and should be left on the bench only in deeper formats.
News: Cavs play-by-play announcer Fred McLeod reports Cavs forward Tristan Thompson remains day to day heading into Friday's game at Orlando. Thompson tweaked his left ankle Tuesday against Boston.
Analysis: Thompson missed a few games last week with the same ankle injury, so there is clearly cause for concern. The rookie got off to a nice start by scoring in double figures in four of his first six games, but he has since score in double figures just twice in his last 13 games. Thompson is not a trustworthy Fantasy start right now, but continue to stash him in long-term keeper and deeper seasonal formats.
News: Cavaliers F Tristan Thompson left Tuesday night's contest against the Celtics after tweaking his left ankle. Thompson sustained the injury in the second quarter and did not return to the game. He finished with just one rebound in four minutes prior to leaving the contest.
Analysis: This is the same ankle Thompson injured last week, so there is some concern about his latest ailment. The rookie missed two games with his previous injury, so owners should eep an eye on his status moving forward. Thompson is averaging 7.5 points and 4.9 rebounds during his first year in the league, but should only be starting in deeper formats, when healthy.
News: After missing the previous two games due to an ankle injury, Cavaliers F Tristan Thompson returned on Friday night against the Nets. He scored five points and hauled in three rebounds in the 99-96 loss. He went 2 for 5 from the floor and made 1 of 2 free throws while playing 16 minutes off the bench. Thompson also posted a steal and a block in the defeat.
Analysis: Thompson was starting to see an increase in playing time before the injury but will likely be eased back into the rotation until he is 100 percent healthy. The rookie has shown some decent flashes thus far so keep an eye on his progress going forward. But until he proves to be more consistent, leave Thompson for deeper Fantasy formats.
News: Cavaliers F Tristan Thompson (ankle) is listed as probable for Friday's game against New Jersey, according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Thompson, who was originally considered a game-time decision, has missed two games in a row with the ankle injury.
Analysis: Thompson is averaging 8.4 points and 5.8 rebounds per game over his past five contests and started to see an increase in playing time before the injury. Fantasy owners should continue to monitor his status as he could find himself on the court more for the rebuilding Cavaliers.
News: Cleveland forward Tristan Thompson did not play in Wednesday's outing against New York. Thompson continues to deal with an ankle injury, which he sustained on Saturday.
Analysis: Thompson is averaging 8.4 points and 5.8 rebounds per game over his past five contests. Consider him a low-end Fantasy option in deeper formats when healthy.
News: Cavaliers F Tristan Thompson was ruled out for Tuesday's game at Miami with a troublesome ankle injury. Thompson was listed as a game-time decision after suffering the injury against Atlanta on Saturday. He is being considered day to day with his injury.
Analysis: X-rays take on Thompson's ankle returned negative and there was a possibility he would not have to miss any playing time. Thompson is averaging 8.4 points and 5.8 rebounds per game over his past five contests. Consider him a low-end Fantasy option in deeper formats when healthy.
News: Cavaliers coach Byron Scott said Monday that F Tristan Thompson's injured ankle looked OK and he is considered questionable for Tuesday's game at Miami, according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Thompson suffered the injury during Saturday's loss to Atlanta and X-rays were negative.
Analysis: Thompson matched a career high with 16 points against the Hawks before being limited in the fourth quarter after turning his ankle. He insisted after the game the ankle is not an issue, but the Cavaliers will be cautious with the budding rookie. Thompson is averaging 8.4 points and 5.8 rebounds per game over his past five contests to lift his season totals. Consider him a low-end Fantasy option in deeper formats when healthy.
News: Cleveland rookie forward Tristan Thompson tied his career-high 16 points in Saturday's loss to Atlanta. He was efficient with his shot as he went 6 for 7 from the field and converted 4 of his 5 freebies at the foul line. He added five boards and a steal in his 23 minutes on the court. The Cavaliers would end up losing the the Hawks, 121-94. Thompson had X-rays on his left ankle after the game and they came back negative. He remained in the game after turning his ankle in the fourth quarter, and Thompson said afterward that he should be fine.
Analysis: Even though the Cavs lost the game, Thompson posted one of his best outings of the year. He hadn't been shooting ball well either, so it was good to see him get into a bit of a groove. Over his last five outings, Thompson is averaging 8.4 points and 5.8 rebounds per contest. The rookie has plenty of upside, but until the Cavs give him more playing time he won't be anything more than a low-end forward option in deeper formats.
News: Cleveland PF Tristan Thompson did not play all that well on Tuesday night as the Cavaliers lost at home to Golden State. Thompson played 18 bench minutes and scored five points as he went just 2 of 9 from the field. Thompson did grab nine rebounds and added a block in the game.
Analysis: Thompson is getting six boards per night over his last five contests. That is a nice increase on his season average, but he still isn't doing much scoring and his minutes are low. Thompson has upside, but is only an option in much deeper Fantasy formats for the current moment.
News: Cavaliers rookie F Tristan Thompson hasnt come along quite as quickly as his fellow first-round pick Kyrie Irving, but that doesnt mean the big man out of Texas isnt contributing in his own right. On Thursday, Thompson had seven points and six rebounds off the bench, shooting three-of-seven in 15 minutes of playing time.
Analysis: Thompson has been limited to just 17.8 minutes per game as the Cavs lean on veteran Antawn Jamison. Together, they form a useful combination at the power forward position, as Thompson is averaging 7.8 points, 4.7 rebounds and 1.4 blocks in his limited playing time, but they know the future is with Thompson. As long as Jamison is with the team, Thompson is going to struggle to provide Fantasy owners with any value, but if Jamison gets moved at the trade deadline, Thompson could be an excellent second-half sleeper pick.
News: Cavaliers rookie F Tristan Thompson had the best game of his young career on Wednesday vs. the Bobcats, as he scored 16 points and added nine rebounds, both career highs in a 115-101 victory. After a seven-of-16 shooting night, Thompson is starting to show that questions about his offensive ability coming into the league may have been premature; he is now shooting 55.3 percent from the field through five games, while averaging 9.8 points in just 20 minutes-per game.
Analysis: Thompson has been much more effective in the early going than was expected from him, and he is making a strong case for an increase in playing time. To go with his 9.8 points-per game are 5.2-rebound and 1.8-block-per game averages. Those numbers are extremely impressive for a rookie, considering he plays just 20 minutes-per game. The Cavs will continue to bring him off the bench behind Antawn Jamison, but if Thompson keeps playing this well, a more equitable split of playing time is surely in store. Thompson is showing that he can be a low-end Fantasy option at forward right now with room to grow.
News: Cavaliers rookie F Tristan Thompson played well in his regular season-debut against the Raptors on Monday night. Thompson, who was the the No. 4 overall pick in last year's draft, finished with 14 points on 4 of 6 shooting from the field in the 104-96 loss. He went 6 for 8 from the charity stripe and also chipped in with five rebounds in 17 minutes off the bench.
Analysis: Thompson struggled a bit in the preseason, but looked sharp on Monday night. Still, the 20-year-old is still a work in progress -- especially offensively -- so Fantasy owners should curb their expectations a bit. However, the rookie will likely have a big impact on the team this year and could prove to be a decent source for rebounds and blocks down the road. Fantasy owners should continue to monitor Thompson's development over the next few weeks, although he should be left on the bench until he proves he can produce night-in and night-out.
News: Cavaliers rookie F Tristan Thompson did not get off to a great start in Friday's preseason opener against the Pistons. Thompson, who was the No. 4 overall pick in last year's draft, had no points and four fouls in 11 first-half minutes. However, he turned things around in the fourth quarter, scoring all eight of his points in the final frame. Thompson was 2 of 5 from the field in the 91-87 win and also chipped in with four rebounds, two blocks and a steal. With both those guys [Irving and Thompson], it was pretty shaky at first, Scott said. They turned the ball over, but after they settled down, they seemed to get into a little rhythm. Tristan started off shaky, but got better as the game went along.
Analysis: Thompson looked like a bull in a china shop in the first half, but finally was able to settle down after halftime. The 20-year-old will probably be good for decent rebounding and block numbers this year, but will probably struggle to score the basketball at times. However, the Cavs remain very high on the rookie and he will likely have a big impact on the team this year, despite the fact that he will come off the bench. Fantasy owners should keep an eye on how he fares throughout the rest of the preseason. While he likely won't be worth drafting in most standard formats on Draft Day, Thompson has plenty of value in long-term keeper leagues.
News: Cleveland F Tristan Thompson, the No. 4 pick in the 2011 NBA Draft, has reportedly signed his first NBA deal, according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer. The deal is a standard two-year rookie contract with club options for the third and fourth year that would make it worth $16.65 million.
Analysis: Thompson is an athletic, defensive-minded forward who will likely spend much of his rookie season coming off the bench behind Antawn Jamison. Thompson will probably be good for decent rebounding and block numbers, but it would be a surprise if he was able to handle a large scoring load in the NBA right away. He is considered very raw offensively at the moment. He is not a recommended option on Draft Day in yearly Fantasy leagues, but he does have more value in keeper leagues.
News: The Sports Xchange reports the Cavaliers didn't address any of their problem areas -- center, small forward or shooting guard. But they seem to be cornering the market on 6-9 forwards. If there's one position the Cavaliers have talent, it's power forward. So, naturally, they selected a power forward in the NBA Draft on Thursday. The Cavs' selection at No. 4 was a bit surprising, to say the least, as they drafted Texas power forward Tristan Thompson. The 6-foot-8, 225-pounder will be added to a stable of talented power forwards already on the roster that includes Samardo Samuels, Antawn Jamison, Anderson Varejao and starter J.J. Hickson. Varejao was the starting center last year before suffering a season-ending injury to his ankle. It's going to be next to impossible to find regular minutes for all four players even though Varejao might be asked to play center once again. The addition of Thompson has fueled speculation that a trade could be in the works, perhaps with Hickson.
Analysis: Thompson played just one season at Texas, starting 34 of 36 games for the Longhorns. He ranked 24th in the nation with 86 blocked shots during the 2010-11 campaign, a total that placed him fourth on the school season-record list. He also led the team in rebounding (7.8), double-doubles (10) and field goal percentage (55 percent) and ranked second in scoring (13.1 points). He is a project for the Cavaliers, and it's clear finding playing time could be tough. He's only worth drafting with a late-round pick in deep seasonal leagues, and he should be selected with a late-round pick in dynasty/keeper formats. In rookie-only leagues, Thompson should be drafted in the second round.