Thompson (ankle) is expected to miss another two weeks, Joe Vardon of Cleveland.com reports.
Thompson sprained his ankle during Sunday's matchup with the Nuggets and was subsequently forced to sit out Monday's contest. Coach Ty Lue confirmed following that outing that Thompson would miss another two weeks and then he would be reevaluated. That means Thompson will be unavailable for the Cav's next six games, with his first shot to return coming on March 19 against the Bucks. Larry Nance drew the start at center Monday and despite a tough matchup against Andre Drummond, posted a monster line of 22 points, 15 rebounds, one assist and two steals across 32 minutes in relief. Look for Nance to continue to see big minutes for the duration of Thompson's absence.
Thompson suffered a right ankle sprain in Sunday's game against the Nuggets and will miss multiple games.
Thompson appears to have played through the injury after suffering it in the first half, as he played 28 minutes and posted 12 points and seven rebounds against the Nuggets. Nevertheless, Thompson will be forced to sit out at least the next two contests, with his rehab time likely extending beyond that. In his absence, Larry Nance Jr. will likely be called upon to shoulder majority of the minutes at center.
Thompson delivered six points (3-7 FG), 13 rebounds and one steal across 23 minutes in Sunday's 110-94 loss to the Spurs.
The veteran center drew even with LeBron James for the team lead in rebounds, but he was unable to provide much on the offensive end. It was Thompson's first double-digit tally on the glass since Feb. 9, and only his fourth game during the month with more than five boards. The 26-year-old did have a three-game streak with double-digit point totals earlier in February, so he retains some decent offensive upside alongside his more consistent rebounding performances.
Thompson scored 12 points (6-7 FG) while adding nine rebounds, two assists and a block in 28 minutes during Thursday's 110-103 loss to the Wizards.
He just missed his fourth double-double of the season. Thompson's rebounding has been shaky lately -- he's pulled down more than five boards in only three of seven games in February -- and while his spot in the Cavs' lineup in secure, his weak production makes him a tough player to roster in most fantasy formats.
Thompson scored 10 points (5-7 FG, 0-2 FT) while adding 11 rebounds and two blocks in 31 minutes during Friday's 123-107 win over the Hawks.
The Cavs got surprising offense from a few players Friday, but Thompson was not one of them despite a roster depleted due to a flurry of trade-deadline activity. The double-double was just his third of the season, and while Kevin Love's hand injury does create opportunities on offense in the team's frontcourt, Larry Nance may be better equipped to take them than Thompson.
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