Latest Update Dan Gilbert says he would like to sign Tristan Thompson long term Wed Oct, 29, 11:58 AM
Has a quick bat and makes excellent contact. Also has fairly good speed running the bases. Possesses solid power and has improved his glove work at second base. Is durable.
Flaws: : Doesn't take full advantage of his speed, and could stand to improve his base-stealing ability. Is fairly inconsistent when it comes to hitting home runs and RBI opportunities.
Thompson started all 82 games for the Cavs last season averaging 11.7 points and 9.2 rebounds. The additions of Kevin Love and Lebron James have sent Thompson to the bench where he will still likely see enough minutes to be a low end fantasy contributor.Analyst: Jonathan Impemba
Outplayed by Anderson Varejao during the preseason and having little chance of making it to the frontcourt with LeBron James and Kevin Love occupying those spots, Thompson has little reason to push for an extension and neither do the Cavs. He'll open the year as a bench player and is likely to be a big trade candidate during the year.Analyst: Howard Bender
And there you have it. Thompson will get some work in on Wednesday night, but could still be in line for some rest throughout the remainder of the preseason.Analyst: David Kerr
Thompson has been battling a sore shoulder for several days, but he is almost ready to return to the Cavaliers starting lineup. Over two preseason games, Thompson is averaging 16 points and 11 rebounds and should be able to post solid numbers this season with a vastly improved team around him.Analyst: David Kerr