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Tristan Thompson scored a season-high 17 points on Wednesday in this fourth game with the Pacers. He shot 8-for-9 from the field and added six rebounds in 21 minutes off the bench.
It was a rare performance for the recently acquired big man. Thompson averaged just 4.0 points and 4.0 rebounds in his first three games with the Pacers. He could get some opportunities for minutes with a young frontcourt in Indiana, but Thompson is not worth fantasy consideration.
Indiana Pacers head coach Rick Carlisle says Tristan Thompson should be available to play Friday versus Cleveland, per Tony East of wthr.com (Tony East on Twitter) (Tony East on Twitter)
The tenth-year bigman was acquired from Sacramento on Tuesday along with Tyrese Haliburton and Buddy Hield. While Haliburton and Hield figure to assume large roles on their new team, how Thompson fits in seems to be more of a mystery. He very well could contribute in a similar role as he had for the Kings, where he averaged 6.2 points and 5.4 rebounds in 15.2 minutes per game
Per Adrian Wojnarowski, Tristan Thompson has been traded to the Pacers
In a blockbuster trade on Tuesday, the Indiana Pacers sent Domontas Sabonis, Jeremy Lamb, and Justin Holiday to the Kings for a package of Tyrese Haliburton, Tristan Thompson, and Buddy Hield. The move opens up heavy minutes in the frontcourt for the Pacers that should go to a combination of Oshae Brissett, Goga Bitadze, and Isaiah Jackson. Bitadze will likely get the first crack at starting in the rotation and will more than likely be the highest fantasy producer. Haliburton should also open up minutes in the backcourt for Maurice Harkless and Davion Mitchell. Mitchell is likely to slot in as a top-100 player in Roto-leagues the rest of the season with Haliburton gone. We should see both Sabonis and Haliburton remain inside the top-50 of roto leagues as well despite the movement.
Kings veteran F Tristan Thompson has missed the past seven games listed as a DNP.
With a deep rotation of forwards and centers, the Kings have opted to keep Thompson on the bench as a DNP. Damian Jones, Marvin Bagley, and Richaun Holmes have continued to play in his absence.
Tristan Thompson is being listed as questionable for Friday's game against Houston.
Thompson missed two games with a quad issue and now appears to be under the weather. Richaun Homes (conditioning) is also being listed as questionable. If both Thompson and Holmes are sidelined, Alex Len would be in line to see more opportunity against the Rockets.