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Tristan Thompson signed a two-year, $19 million contract with the Celtics on Saturday.
Thompson joins the Celtics and is expected to split center duties with Daniel Theis. He gives Boston a traditional big man and a strong presence on the glass. Thompson averaged 12.0 points, 10.1 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 0.9 blocks over 57 games for the Cavaliers last season. The 29-year-old center is worth selecting as a late-round flyer in deep-league formats.
Kelsey Russo, who covers the Cleveland Cavaliers for The Athletic, believes the team will let F/C Tristan Thomson walk at the end of this season, the last of his five-year, $82M deal.
The Cavaliers traded for C Andre Drummond in February ahead of the NBA trade deadline likely to replace Thompson as the Center of the future in Cleveland. Drummond is expected to opt-in to the final year of his contract, which will allow the Cavaliers a year to see if he’s a good fit in their system. Thompson, a former fourth-overall pick in 2011, has played nine seasons in Cleveland, averaging 9.4 points and 8.7 rebounds in 28 minutes per game for his career. Still only 29 years old, Thompson will likely find a home in the NBA with another team if Cleveland were to let him walk in free agency.
Tristan Thompson has been ruled out of Tuesday's game against the Bulls due to an eye injury.
Thompson left Sunday's win over the Spurs early after suffering an injury to his eye and it will cost him at least one game. Andre Drummond and Larry Nance Jr. should each receive a heavy workload against Chicago's struggling front-court on Tuesday.
Tristan Thompson exited Sunday's 132-129 win over the Spurs early due to a right eye injury, and did not return. He finished with two points (1-3 FG, 0-1 3PT, 0-2 FT) and three rebounds across eight minutes.
Thompson initially suffered the injury in the second quarter and did not return. The severity of the injury is unknown at this time, and he is currently day-to-day. Thompson should be considered questionable for Tuesday's tilt against the Bulls.
Tristan Thompson (knee) is available and will play Saturday’s game against the Nuggets.
Thompson will return Saturday after missing the last three games due to a bruised left knee. With Andre Drummond ruled out, look for Thompson to see en expanded role on Saturday. Thompson can safely be inserted into starting lineups. He is averaging 12.2 points, 10.2 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 0.9 blocks across 55 games this year.