Thompson (rest) won't play Tuesday against Charlotte. Thompson will be held out of the last regular-season contest, likely because the Cavs have nothing left to play for. He averaged 10.9 points along with 10.2 rebounds over 43 games this season.
Thompson will sit out Sunday's game against the Spurs for rest. Thompson missed a large chunk of the season due to a foot injury, and the Cavaliers' coaching staff will opt to limit his overall workload. Kevin Love will be available, however, and he should take over much of Thompson's minutes.
Thompson (rest) will play Friday night against Golden State, Chris Fedor of Cleveland.com reports. After getting Thursday night off for rest purposes, Thompson will be back in action for Friday's clash. He figures to take on his usual role and start at center.
Thompson will not play in Thursday's game against the Kings. While not stated explicitly, it appears as though Thompson will just be getting the night off to rest in what is the first game of a back-to-back set Thursday and Friday. Thompson has played in every outing since his return from a foot injury on March 20, but he is averaging just 19 minutes per game. Larry Nance and Ante Zizic should both see plenty of extra minutes in the frontcourt Thursday.
Thompson produced 15 points (6-8 FG, 3-6 FT) and five rebounds across 21 minutes in the Cavaliers' 122-113 loss to the Suns on Monday. Thompson broke out for his best scoring total since returning to action on March 20 after an extended layoff due to a foot injury. The veteran center was coming off a 10-point, 10-rebound double-double versus the Clippers last Saturday, so he appears to be trending in the right direction as the season winds down. The only caveat for fantasy owners remains the somewhat unpredictable allotment of minutes Thompson may see from game to game. Monday, backup Ante Zizic also was productive off the bench (15 points, seven rebounds, two assists, one block) over 14 minutes, and he should continue seeing his fair share of playing time as well down the stretch.
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