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Top Ausar Thompson News
Pistons' Ausar Thompson: Fills up box score Thursday
Thompson notched 11 points (5-10 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 1-4 FT), seven rebounds, five assists, three blocks and two steals in 35 minutes during Thursday's 129-115 loss to the Pacers.
Thompson continues to be productive on both sides of the floor since entering the starting lineup Feb. 7. Thursday's contest was the sixth time he's recorded three-plus blocks in a game, and he has recorded at least one steal in each of his 12 games. In his last six starts, Thompson has averaged 12.0 points on 54.0 percent shooting, 5.8 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.7 steals over 29.2 minutes per game.... See More ... See Less
Pistons' Ausar Thompson: Leads team with 19 points in loss
Thompson totaled 19 points (9-13 FG, 1-2 3Pt), two rebounds and one steal across 29 minutes during Tuesday's 125-111 loss to the Lakers.
Thompson has recorded double-digit scoring totals in four of his last five games, and the first-round draft pick has regained his spot in the Pistons' starting lineup. Bojan Bogdanovic's departure is the primary cause for the adjustment, and the newly-acquired Simone Fontecchio will be Thompson's only obstacle in obtaining a full-time role with the first unit.... See More ... See Less
Pistons' Ausar Thompson: Set to play against Clippers
Thompson (ankle) is available and in the starting lineup for Saturday's game versus the Clippers, Law Murray of The Athletic reports.
Thompson will make his third straight start Saturday after being upgraded from questionable to available despite an ankle injury. The rookie forward is averaging 6.8 points, 6.0 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.0 steals in 25.8 minutes across his last five starting appearances.... See More ... See Less
Pistons' Ausar Thompson: Carrying probable tag
Thompson (ankle) is probable for Saturday's game against the Clippers.
Thompson has played through the left ankle sprain for two straight game and will likely continue to do so Saturday. Though the Pistons dealt away Bojan Bogdanovic on Thursday, Thompson may not be in store for a dramatic increase in playing time the rest of the way. Along with taking back another rotational forward in Simone Fontecchio in a separate deal, the Pistons are expected to get back starting power forward Isaiah Stewart (ankle) at some point down the road. In his last four games, Thompson averaged 9.5 points, 6.3 rebounds, 1.5 steals, 1.3 assists and 1.3 blocks across 27.0 minutes per game in 27.0 minutes while shooting 55.2 percent from the field.... See More ... See Less
Pistons' Ausar Thompson: Will play Thursday
Thompson (ankle) is good to go for Thursday's game against the Trail Blazers, Omari Sankofa II of the Detroit Free Press reports.
The Pistons will be extremely thin Thursday night, so Thompson should get all the run he can handle, making him an attractive fantasy target. He's expected to start alongside Cade Cunningham, Jaden Ivey, Mike Muscala and Jalen Duren.... See More ... See Less
Pistons' Ausar Thompson: Questionable for Thursday
Thompson (ankle) is questionable for Thursday's game against the Trail Blazers.
Thompson suffered a left ankle injury in Wednesday's game against the Kings and has been diagnosed with a sprain. It's not yet clear whether he'll be available for the second half of the back-to-back set, but if he's cleared to suit up, he could see an uptick in playing time after Bojan Bogdanovic (calf) was traded to the Knicks on Thursday.... See More ... See Less
Pistons' Ausar Thompson: Heads to locker room
Thompson went back to the locker room Wednesday with an apparent ankle injury, James L. Edwards III of The Athletic reports.
Thompson got tangled up with Domantas Sabonis and went down after rolling his ankle. While he managed to limp off the court under his own power he'll head back to the locker room. He should be considered questionable to return.... See More ... See Less
Pistons' Ausar Thompson: Starting Wednesday
Thompson will be in the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Kings, James L. Edwards III of The Athletic reports.
With Bojan Bogdanovic (calf) watching from the sidelines Wednesday, Thompson will get the opportunity to start, and he'll be joined by Killian Hayes, Jaden Ivey, Mike Muscala and Jalen Duren in the first unit. Thompson should get all the run he can handle given the amount of players who are out for Detroit, so he's someone to consider deploying in daily fantasy leagues.... See More ... See Less
Pistons' Ausar Thompson: Starts second half
Thompson (ankle) started the second half of Wednesday's game against the Kings, Keith Langlois of the Pistons' official site reports.
Thompson rolled his ankle in the first half and was forced to go to the locker room for further evaluation. However, he's been given the green light to return and has re-entered the contest.... See More ... See Less
Pistons' Ausar Thompson: Provides offensive spark off bench
Thompson logged 17 points (7-10 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 2-3 FT), seven rebounds, three blocks, one assist and one steal across 27 minutes during Sunday's 111-99 loss to the Magic.
Thompson hasn't made a start since Dec. 23, but after a rocky stretch of production, the rookie lottery pick is starting to earn more minutes while showing improved shooting efficient in addition to bringing his usual energy on the defensive end. Over his last six outings, Thompson is averaging 8.0 points, 4.7 rebounds, 1.5 steals, 1.2 blocks and 1.0 assists in 22.5 minutes per contest while shooting 58.8 percent from the field. Thompson's main appeal still lies in his production in the two defensive categories, and if he can retain a 25-plus-minute role for the balance of the season, he'll likely be worth rostering in 12-team leagues. With the Pistons likely to be sellers ahead of Thursday's trade deadline, the team could move away some wing players or forwards to help clear up more playing time for Thompson.... See More ... See Less
Pistons' Ausar Thompson: Career-high 22 points Saturday
Thompson supplied 22 points (10-15 FG, 2-2 3Pt), nine rebounds, one assist and one block over 32 minutes off the bench during Saturday's 141-135 loss to the Bucks.
The 2023 fifth overall pick set a career high in points while coming within one board of his third double-double. Thompson is still trying to adjust to playing with the second unit, and the 20-year-old forward has scored in double digits only twice in 13 games since he made his last start. The cellar-dwelling Pistons have begun trading away roster pieces that aren't part of their core, so a spot in the starting five could open back up for Thompson before long. Until it does though, he's little more than a DFS dart throw or dynasty stash for fantasy purposes.... See More ... See Less
Pistons' Ausar Thompson: Flashes upside Monday
Thompson recorded 14 points (6-8 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 2-3 FT), eight rebounds, two assists and three steals across 27 minutes off the bench during Monday's 129-117 victory over the Wizards.
The rookie forward scored in double digits for the first time since Dec. 13, a game in which he saw 30 minutes in a starting role. Thompson's erratic usage and production to begin his career have been frustrating, especially for a player selected with the fifth overall pick in the 2023 Draft, but once the 4-36 Pistons begin trading away veterans, there should be a bigger role for him in the rotation.... See More ... See Less
Pistons' Ausar Thompson: Scoreless in 14 minutes
Thompson closed Tuesday's 131-110 loss to Sacramento with zero points (0-2 FG), two rebounds and three steals in 14 minutes.
Thompson missed both of his field-goal attempts but made an impact defensively, notching three steals. This was the rookie's first scoreless outing of the campaign, and he hasn't scored in double figures since Dec. 13.... See More ... See Less
Pistons' Ausar Thompson: Officially cleared to play
Thompson (illness) is available for Thursday's game against Boston.
Thompson was probable for Thursday's matchup, so it isn't very surprising to see him cleared to suit up against the Celtics. With Isaiah Stewart (toe) sidelined, Thompson could take on a starting role and see increased run during Thursday's matchup.... See More ... See Less
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