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Tristan Thompson

27-Year-Old        Cleveland Cavaliers

2017-18 NBA Stats

PTS

5.8

REB

6.6

AST

0.6

STL

0.3

BLK

0.3

2017 NBA ROS Projections

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2017-18 Fantasy Basketball Outlook

After playing all 82 games for the Cavaliers in each of the last four years, Thompson once again was just as reliable, seeing action in all but four games during his sixth season in the league. He posted a slight uptick in his point (8.1), rebound (9.2) and assist (1.0) numb...

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HT: 6' 9"   WT: 238 lbs   DOB: 3/13/1991  College: Texas   DRAFTED: 1st Rd, #4 Overall in 2011   Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed a five-year, $82 million contract with the Cavaliers in October of 2015.

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Thompson offered eight points (4-8 FG, 0-1 FT), seven rebounds and one block across 34 minutes during Cleveland's 110-102 loss to the Warriors in Game 3 of the NBA Finals on Wednesday.

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Tristan Thompson NBA Stats – Per Game
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2011-12 20 CLE 60 23.7 8.2 6.5 0.5 0.5 1.0 0.0 43.9 55.2 1.4 3.1 3.4 0.0 0.0 3.2 7.4 1.8 3.2
2012-13 21 CLE 82 31.3 11.7 9.4 1.3 0.7 0.9 0.0 48.8 60.8 1.5 3.7 5.7 0.0 0.0 4.8 9.7 2.2 3.5
2013-14 22 CLE 82 31.6 11.7 9.2 0.9 0.5 0.4 0.0 47.7 69.3 1.3 3.3 5.9 0.0 0.0 4.4 9.3 2.9 4.1
2014-15 23 CLE 82 26.8 8.5 8.0 0.5 0.4 0.7 0.0 54.7 64.1 1.0 3.3 4.7 0.0 0.0 3.3 6.0 1.9 3.0
2015-16 24 CLE 82 27.7 7.8 9.0 0.8 0.5 0.6 0.0 58.8 61.6 0.7 3.3 5.7 0.0 0.0 3.0 5.1 1.8 3.0
2016-17 25 CLE 78 29.9 8.1 9.2 1.0 0.5 1.1 0.0 60.0 49.8 0.8 3.7 5.5 0.0 0.0 3.4 5.6 1.4 2.7
2017-18 26 CLE 53 20.2 5.8 6.6 0.6 0.3 0.3 0.0 56.2 54.4 0.7 2.4 4.3 0.0 0.0 2.5 4.4 0.8 1.5
2017-18 Projections 27 CLE 79 26.3 Subscribe now to see our 2017-18 projections for Tristan Thompson

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Tristan Thompson NBA Stats – Recent Stat Breakdown
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Time Period G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
Last 7 Days 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Last 14 Days 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Last 30 Days 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Last 5 Games 5 25.6 7.4 6.0 0.2 0.0 0.6 0.0 58.6 50.0 0.2 1.8 4.2 0.0 0.0 3.4 5.8 0.6 1.2
Last 10 Games 10 26.8 7.1 6.6 0.5 0.1 0.7 0.0 56.4 64.3 0.5 2.0 4.6 0.1 0.0 3.1 5.5 0.9 1.4
Last 20 Games 20 22.3 6.4 6.1 0.6 0.1 0.4 0.0 58.1 74.1 0.6 2.5 3.6 0.1 0.0 2.7 4.7 1.0 1.4

 

2017-18 NBA Game Log   Tristan Thompson
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Date Opp SCORE MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO FGM FGA FTM FTA 3PM 3PA OREB DREB FOULS
Jun 8 GSW 85-108 16 6 4 0 0 1 0 3 5 0 0 0 0 2 2 0
Jun 6 GSW 102-110 34 8 7 0 0 1 0 4 8 0 1 0 0 1 6 2
Jun 3 @GSW 122-103 23 11 5 0 0 0 0 5 8 1 2 0 0 3 2 2
May 31 @GSW 124-114 20 2 5 0 0 1 1 1 4 0 0 0 0 2 3 3
May 27 @BOS 79-87 35 10 9 1 0 0 0 4 4 2 3 0 0 1 8 1
May 25 BOS 109-99 23 2 4 1 0 2 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 3 2
May 23 @BOS 96-83 26 1 6 1 0 0 0 0 3 1 2 0 1 1 5 2
May 21 BOS 111-102 38 13 12 2 1 2 1 6 10 1 2 0 0 2 10 1
May 19 BOS 116-86 23 10 7 0 0 0 0 3 5 4 4 0 0 3 4 1
May 15 @BOS 107-94 30 8 7 0 0 0 2 4 6 0 0 0 0 4 3 3
May 13 @BOS 108-83 21 8 11 1 0 0 1 4 6 0 0 0 0 4 7 0
May 7 TOR 128-93 14 5 2 2 0 0 0 2 3 1 1 0 0 2 0 1
May 5 TOR 105-103 14 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 1
May 3 @TOR 110-128 15 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
May 1 @TOR 112-113 26 14 12 0 0 0 0 5 8 4 4 0 0 9 3 4
Apr 29 IND 105-101 35 15 10 1 1 1 3 5 6 5 6 0 0 5 5 2
Apr 27 @IND 121-87 14 3 4 1 0 0 1 1 2 1 2 0 0 2 2 0
Apr 25 IND 98-95 Did Not Play
Apr 22 @IND 100-104 7 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Apr 20 @IND 92-90 Did Not Play
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Apr 18 IND 100-97 Did Not Play
Apr 15 IND 80-98 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Apr 11 NYK 98-110 30 10 9 1 0 0 1 5 10 0 0 0 0 5 4 3
Apr 9 @NYK 109-123 9 5 4 1 0 0 0 2 5 1 2 0 0 1 3 0
Apr 6 @PHI 132-130 6 4 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 1 0 0 1 1 0
Apr 5 WAS 119-115 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Apr 3 TOR 112-106 14 0 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 0
Apr 1 DAL 98-87 20 4 7 1 0 0 1 1 5 2 2 0 0 2 5 1
Mar 30 NOP 107-102 21 4 14 0 0 1 1 2 4 0 0 0 0 6 8 1
Mar 28 @CHA 105-118 16 2 3 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 4
Mar 27 @MIA 98-79 17 6 13 0 1 0 2 1 3 4 8 0 0 5 8 0
Mar 25 @BKN 114-121 15 4 10 1 0 0 1 2 3 0 0 0 0 3 7 2
Mar 23 PHO 120-95 16 4 10 0 0 0 0 2 7 0 0 0 0 5 5 2
Mar 21 TOR 132-129 Did Not Play
Mar 19 MIL 124-117 Did Not Play
Mar 17 @CHI 109-114 Did Not Play
Mar 15 @POR 113-105 Did Not Play
Mar 13 @PHO 107-129 Did Not Play
Mar 11 @LAL 127-113 Did Not Play
Mar 9 @LAC 116-102 Did Not Play
Mar 7 @DEN 108-113 Did Not Play
Mar 5 DET 112-90 Did Not Play
Mar 3 DEN 117-126 28 12 7 0 1 0 1 6 10 0 1 0 0 3 4 1
Mar 1 PHI 97-108 22 6 11 0 1 0 0 2 6 2 4 0 0 6 5 2
Feb 27 BKN 129-123 22 5 13 1 1 0 3 2 5 1 5 0 0 3 10 2
Feb 25 SAS 94-110 23 6 13 0 1 0 0 3 7 0 0 0 0 7 6 3
Feb 23 @MEM 89-112 16 2 5 1 0 1 2 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 5 4
Feb 22 WAS 103-110 28 12 9 2 0 1 2 6 7 0 0 0 0 3 6 2
Feb 13 @OKC 112-120 23 2 4 1 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 3 3
Feb 11 @BOS 99-121 27 6 4 0 0 1 0 3 4 0 0 0 0 2 2 3
Feb 9 @ATL 107-123 31 10 11 0 0 2 0 5 7 0 2 0 0 1 10 0
Feb 7 MIN 140-138 29 17 5 2 1 0 0 7 9 3 5 0 0 2 3 1
Feb 6 @ORL 116-98 27 12 9 0 0 0 1 6 9 0 0 0 0 5 4 3
Feb 3 HOU 88-120 25 9 5 0 1 0 0 4 6 1 2 0 0 1 4 0
Jan 31 MIA 91-89 23 0 6 1 0 2 2 0 5 0 0 0 0 2 4 5
Jan 30 @DET 125-114 27 8 10 1 0 0 1 4 9 0 0 0 0 3 7 4
Jan 28 DET 121-104 20 9 4 0 0 0 0 4 5 1 1 0 0 0 4 2
Jan 26 IND 115-108 31 10 10 1 1 0 1 5 7 0 0 0 0 3 7 2
Jan 23 @SAS 114-102 19 8 1 1 1 0 0 3 4 2 2 0 0 0 1 2
Jan 20 OKC 124-148 26 9 7 3 0 1 1 2 3 5 6 0 0 1 6 3
Jan 18 ORL 104-103 17 6 6 0 1 0 1 3 5 0 0 0 0 5 1 3
Jan 15 GSW 108-118 15 2 8 0 1 0 2 1 4 0 0 0 0 4 4 1
Jan 12 @IND 97-95 21 2 7 1 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 3 4 4
Jan 11 @TOR 133-99 23 8 8 1 0 1 0 3 6 2 4 0 0 6 2 1
Jan 8 @MIN 127-99 23 6 8 1 0 0 1 3 4 0 0 0 0 2 6 3
Jan 6 @ORL 127-131 20 9 7 1 0 0 2 4 6 1 3 0 0 2 5 4
Jan 3 @BOS 102-88 29 10 11 2 0 1 2 3 5 4 4 0 0 3 8 4
Jan 2 POR 127-110 17 6 8 0 0 0 0 3 6 0 2 0 0 4 4 1
Dec 30 @UTA 104-101 20 11 5 1 1 2 0 4 4 3 5 0 0 1 4 2
Dec 27 @SAC 109-95 13 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
Dec 25 @GSW 99-92 12 2 6 0 0 0 0 0 4 2 2 0 0 2 4 0
Dec 21 CHI 115-112 22 5 5 0 0 0 0 2 4 1 2 0 0 1 4 1
Dec 19 @MIL 119-116 18 9 5 2 1 0 1 3 4 3 5 0 0 2 3 3
Dec 17 @WAS 99-106 15 4 1 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Dec 16 UTA 109-100 7 4 2 0 2 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
Dec 14 LAL 121-112 Did Not Play
Dec 12 ATL 123-114 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dec 9 PHI 105-98 Did Not Play
Dec 8 @IND 106-102 Did Not Play
Dec 6 SAC 101-95 Did Not Play
Dec 4 @CHI 91-113 Did Not Play
Dec 2 MEM 116-111 Did Not Play
Nov 30 @ATL 114-121 Did Not Play
Nov 28 MIA 108-97 Did Not Play
Nov 27 @PHI 91-113 Did Not Play
Nov 24 CHA 100-99 Did Not Play
Nov 22 BKN 119-109 Did Not Play
Nov 20 @DET 88-116 Did Not Play
Nov 17 LAC 118-113 Did Not Play
Nov 15 @CHA 107-115 Did Not Play
Nov 13 @NYK 101-104 Did Not Play
Nov 11 @DAL 104-111 Did Not Play
Nov 9 @HOU 117-113 Did Not Play
Nov 7 MIL 124-119 Did Not Play
Nov 5 ATL 115-117 Did Not Play
Nov 3 @WAS 122-130 Did Not Play
Nov 1 IND 107-124 15 2 7 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 4 1
Oct 29 NYK 95-114 19 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 4
Oct 28 @NOP 123-101 22 7 4 0 0 0 0 3 6 1 2 0 0 2 2 3
Oct 25 @BKN 112-107 23 3 8 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 2 0 0 2 6 2
Oct 24 CHI 119-112 24 5 9 0 0 1 1 2 3 1 2 0 0 2 7 2
Oct 21 ORL 93-114 26 4 9 1 0 1 1 2 4 0 0 0 0 4 5 1
Oct 20 @MIL 97-116 24 8 8 0 0 0 0 4 6 0 0 0 0 3 5 0
Oct 17 BOS 102-99 20 5 6 2 0 0 2 2 3 1 3 0 0 1 5 3
Tristan Thompson Projections For Upcoming Games – Next 3 Days
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Tristan Thompson – Playing Time & Selected Stats

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#1 Center
Also Listed As:  #5 Power Forward

1.  Tristan Thompson

2.  Kevin Love

3.  Larry Nance

XAnte Zizic

4.  Channing Frye

Cleveland Cavaliers

True Shooting Percentage

56.9%

True Shooting % in 2017-18

In 2017-18, Tristan Thompson has a true shooting percentage of 56.9%.

Projected True Shooting % in 2017-18

There are no 2017-18 true shooting percentage stats available for Tristan Thompson.

What Is True Shooting Percentage?

True shooting percentage is weighted to account for field goals, three-pointers, and free throws – FG, 3Pt, FT – which provides a measure of a player's efficiency in the whole scope of shooting.

Tristan Thompson NBA Stats – Per 36 Minutes
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2011-12 20 CLE 60 36.0 12.5 9.8 0.7 0.7 1.6 0.0 43.9 55.2 2.0 4.7 5.1 0.1 0.0 4.9 11.2 2.7 4.9
2012-13 21 CLE 82 36.0 13.4 10.9 1.5 0.8 1.0 0.0 48.8 60.8 1.7 4.3 6.6 0.0 0.0 5.5 11.2 2.5 4.1
2013-14 22 CLE 82 36.0 13.3 10.5 1.0 0.6 0.5 0.0 47.7 69.3 1.5 3.7 6.7 0.0 0.0 5.0 10.6 3.3 4.7
2014-15 23 CLE 82 36.0 11.4 10.8 0.6 0.6 1.0 0.0 54.7 64.1 1.4 4.5 6.3 0.0 0.0 4.4 8.0 2.6 4.1
2015-16 24 CLE 82 36.0 10.2 11.7 1.0 0.6 0.8 0.0 58.8 61.6 1.0 4.3 7.5 0.0 0.0 3.9 6.7 2.4 3.8
2016-17 25 CLE 78 36.0 9.7 11.0 1.2 0.6 1.3 0.0 60.0 49.8 1.0 4.4 6.6 0.0 0.0 4.0 6.7 1.6 3.3
2017-18 26 CLE 53 36.0 10.3 11.8 1.1 0.5 0.6 0.0 56.2 54.4 1.2 4.2 7.6 0.0 0.0 4.4 7.9 1.4 2.7
2017-18 Projections 27 CLE 79 36.0 Subscribe now to see our 2017-18 projections for Tristan Thompson

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Tristan Thompson NBA Stats – Totals
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2011-12 20 CLE 60 1424 494 389 27 27 62 0 43.9 55.2 81 187 202 2 0.0 194 442 106 192
2012-13 21 CLE 82 2564 957 773 108 60 71 0 48.8 60.8 123 306 467 3 0.0 390 799 177 291
2013-14 22 CLE 82 2594 961 754 72 42 35 0 47.7 69.3 108 269 485 1 0.0 363 761 235 339
2014-15 23 CLE 82 2194 693 657 39 34 61 0 54.7 64.1 83 274 383 0 0.0 267 488 159 248
2015-16 24 CLE 82 2269 643 738 62 38 51 0 58.8 61.6 61 268 470 0 0.0 247 420 149 242
2016-17 25 CLE 78 2336 630 715 77 39 84 0 60.0 49.8 64 286 429 3 0.0 262 437 106 213
2017-18 26 CLE 53 1072 307 352 33 16 17 0 56.2 54.4 36 126 226 0 0.0 132 235 43 79
2017-18 Projections 27 CLE 79 2077 Subscribe now to see our 2017-18 projections for Tristan Thompson

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Tristan Thompson NBA Advanced Stats
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Season Age Team G Min TS% eFG% AR TOR AST/TO EFF
2011-12 20 CLE 60 23.7 46.9 43.9 4.3 12.8 0.3 9.7
2012-13 21 CLE 82 31.3 51.6 48.8 9.3 10.6 0.9 16.1
2013-14 22 CLE 82 31.6 52.8 47.7 6.6 9.9 0.7 15.3
2014-15 23 CLE 82 26.8 58.0 54.7 5.4 11.5 0.5 13.3
2015-16 24 CLE 82 27.7 61.1 58.8 9.5 9.4 1.0 14.7
2016-17 25 CLE 78 29.9 59.4 60.0 11.5 9.5 1.2 15.4
2017-18 26 CLE 53 20.2 56.9 56.2 9.7 10.6 0.9 10.4
2017-18 Projections 27 CLE 79 26.3 Subscribe now to see our 2017-18 projections for Tristan Thompson

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Tristan Thompson: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Thompson generated 11 points (5-8 FG, 1-2 FT) and five rebounds across 23 minutes during Cleveland's 122-103 loss to the Warriors in Game 2 of the NBA Finals on Sunday.

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Thompson will be available for Game 2 against the Warriors after the NBA opted to fine him instead of implementing a suspension for an altercation that resulted in an ejection at the end of Thursday's Game 1 defeat, Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports reports.

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Thompson finished with just one point to go with six rebounds and one assist in 26 minutes during Wednesday's 96-83 loss to Boston.

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Thompson finished with 13 points (6-10 FG, 1-2 FT), 12 rebounds, two assists, two blocks and one steal in 38 minutes during Monday's 111-102 victory over Boston.

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Thompson has been confirmed a starter at center in Game 2 against the Celtics on Tuesday, Marla Ridenour of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

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Thompson is expected to move into the starting lineup for Tuesday's Game 2 against the Celtics, Dave McMenamin of ESPN reports.

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Thompson generated eight points (4-6 FG), 11 rebounds and one assist across 21 minutes during Cleveland's 108-83 loss to the Celtics in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals Sunday.

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Thompson finished with 14 points (5-8 FG, 4-4 FT), and 12 rebounds in 26 minutes during Tuesday's 113-112 victory over the Raptors.

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Thompson will come off the bench for Game 1 against the Raptors on Tuesday.

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Thompson, according to coach Tyronn Lue, will play more during the Conference Semifinals than in the first round, Eric Koreen of The Athletic Toronto reports.

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Thompson generated 15 points (5-6 FG, 5-6 FT), 10 rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block across 35 minutes during Cleveland's 105-101 win over the Pacers in Game 7 of their Eastern Conference first-round playoff series.

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Thompson will draw the start at center for Sunday's Game 7 against the Pacers, Marla Ridenour of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

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2017-18

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2016-17

After a lengthy contract holdout lingered through much of training camp, Thompson eventually re-signed with the Cavaliers on a five-year, $82 million contract and turned in the most efficient season of his career in 2015-16, averaging 7.8 points per game on 58.8 percent shooting. While his impact offensively continued to diminish -- he had a career-low 11.7 percent usage rate -- Thompson embraced his role as a rebounding and defensive specialist. Thompson produced a career-best 23.3 defensive rebound percentage and 18.4 total rebound percentage while leading the NBA in offensive rating (130) among qualified players. He was moved in and out of the starting lineup throughout the regular season as both David Blatt and Tyronn Lue tinkered with the frontcourt alignment, but he ultimately settled in as the starting center prior to the postseason. Thompson started all 21 games en route to the title, averaging 6.7 points and 9.0 rebounds in addition to serving as the team's do-it-all defender, allowing the Cavs to switch on and off the ball at will. Entering 2016-17, Thompson is entrenched in a starting role as part of a big-man rotation that will also include Kevin Love, Channing Frye and Chris Andersen. With Frye and Love most comfortable working around the perimeter, it will again be Thompson's responsibility to clean the glass and protect the rim.

2015-16

After two years as a starter in all 82 games for Cleveland, Tristan Thompson was mainly a reserve in 2014-15. He again played in 82 games, but started just 15 and almost all of his numbers decreased. In 27 minutes, Thompson provided 8.5 points, 8.0 rebounds, 0.5 assists, 0.4 steals, and 0.7 blocks. He did not attempt a three-pointer. The four-year Cavalier did have a career-high 55 percent from the field (which indicates that he was not taking shots out of his range), but his 64 percent from the line failed to impress. He continues to be an excellent offensive rebounder and still hauled in 3.3 of his own team's missed shots despite the decrease in minutes. Thompson can also switch to smaller players on defense, which is a critical skill on a team with Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving, who are generally indifferent defenders. After Love separated his shoulder in the playoffs, Thompson moved into the starting lineup and provided 9.6 points and 10.8 rebounds. With Love and Timofey Mozgov as starters, Thompson will likely return to bench duty in the new season, and his production will be tied to his playing time.

2014-15

Tristan Thompson has been the steadiest member of the Cavaliers' frontcourt for the last two seasons but has seen his situation change as he enters his fourth season in the league. The 6-9 forward has started every game since 2012 and has provided a stable stat line. In 2013-14, he averaged 11.7 points, 9.2 rebounds, and 0.9 assists per game. Despite being groomed as a defensive player, Thompson only blocked 0.4 shots per game last year. Last offseason, he switched primary shooting hands from his left to his right hand, and as a righty, he hit 48 percent of his field goals and a career-best 69 percent of his free throws. With a new regime in Cleveland, Thompson's role is somewhat uncertain. If Anderson Varejao is healthy, Thompson will likely come off the bench behind Kevin Love. Thompson could also serve as an undersized center next to Love in the starting lineup. The Canadian-born forward can play low-post defense, but at 238 pounds, he can give up muscle to bigger centers in the league. With Love on the court, there will not be as many defensive rebounding opportunities for Thompson. Since Love likes to play on the perimeter, Thompson could sneak in for offensive rebounds (3.3 per game in 2013-14) and have some fantasy appeal as a helper in rebounds and field goal percentage.

2013-14

While starting next to Varejao last season, Thompson looked like he was going be nothing more than a slightly below average player. More doors opened for the 6-9 Canadian after Varejao was lost for the season, and Thompson produced buckets of double-doubles thereafter. He finished the season averaging 11.7 points and a team-high 9.4 rebounds. If Varejao and Bynum manage to stay healthy, Thompson's numbers will likely take a large dip, but he can be drafted and stashed in deeper leagues because the odds of Bynum and Varejao staying healthy aren't great.

2012-13

Some folks were left scratching their heads when the Cavs took Thompson with the fourth pick in 2011. However, some of the advanced metrics love the big Canadian. As a rookie, he only averaged 8.2 points and 6.5 rebounds per game, but he is still a raw player with potential, and he could see an uptick in his performance this year.

2011-12

Thompson has the athleticism and skills to make an immediate impact. However, at the tender age of 20, it is unclear what his role will be, especially with Jamison back and healthy. After playing just one year at the University of Texas, where he averaged 13.1 points, 7.8 rebounds and 2.4 blocks, expect Thompson to help the Cavaliersí tremendously on the boards and with points in the paint. If Jamisonís season is cut short again by injuries, Thompson could see his minutes skyrocket and instantly becomes a top-20 power forward.