Thompson had 14 points (6-8 FG, 2-4 FT), six rebounds, five assists and a block across 25 minutes in Thursday's win over the Lakers. Thompson got the start with Robert Williams (knee) on the bench and took advantage of the opportunity, putting up strong numbers across the board and scoring in double digits for the first time since March 4. Thompson might remain a starter with Williams on the shelf, but even in that scenario, his upside shouldn't be very high.
Thompson will start Thursday's game against the Lakers. With Robert Williams (knee) on the shelf, Thompson will receive his first start in about a month. In his last five starts, Thompson has posted averages of 9.4 points, 8.8 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game.
Thompson (COVID-19 health and safety protocols) managed seven points (2-5 FG, 3-5 FT), eight rebounds, three blocks and one steal in 22 minutes during Wednesday's 101-99 victory over the Knicks. Thompson made his return for the Celtics after a 13-game layoff. He was playing under a minute restriction, but he was still able to put up some meaningful contributions. The rebounding is something that fantasy managers have come to expect from Thompson, but the defensive production looks like more of an outlier. Aside from being a streaming option for rebounds, Thompson is going to be better suited to deeper leagues that set lineups weekly.
Thompson will have his minutes monitored during Wednesday's game against the Knicks, Jay King of The Athletic reports. The big man hasn't played since March 14, so it was expected that he wouldn't be cleared for a full workload right away. Coach Brad Stevens said Thompson will play in "short bursts" Wednesday as he works on his conditioning following a lengthy stay in the league's health and safety protocols.
Thompson (COVID-19 protocols) is off the injury report for Wednesday's game against the Knicks, Chris Grenham of Forbes Sports reports. Thompson has missed the past 13 games due to protocols, but he'll finally be able to make his return Wednesday. However, there's a good chance he's permanently lost his starting job to Robert Williams.
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