Jay King: Brad Stevens said Tristan Thompson (hamstring strain) is expected to miss a significant portion of the Celtics training camp.
Cleveland Cavaliers center Tristan Thompson did not participate in shootaround Wednesday morning at Chesapeake Energy Arena and head coach John Beilein called him “doubtful” to play against the Oklahoma City Thunder -- the final game before the NBA trade deadline. “I don’t think it’s ever over until it’s over, until we get as much rehab on him as we can," Cavs head coach John Beilein said.
Chris Fedor: #Cavs Tristan Thompson and Kevin Love OUT tonight vs. Sacramento cleveland.com/cavs/2019/04/t…
Chris Fedor: #Cavs will NOT have Larry Nance Jr. or Tristan Thompson tonight. Both went thru shootaround and Drew was told by medical neither guy is ready.
Marla Ridenour: #Cavs' Larry Nance jr. (rib contusion), Matthew Dellavedova (concussion) and Tristan Thompson (left foot soreness) listed as out for Monday's home game vs. Raptors on NBA's 5:30 p.m. injury report.
16. About those injuries, a source told me Tristan Thompson (left foot soreness) might play Saturday against the Pistons. His last game was Jan. 16 in Portland, after which the Cavs shut him down after a previously sprained left foot was sore. He’s missed 17 consecutive games. Drew said Thompson practiced after the All-Star break and didn’t feel great the following day, which the team determined to mean he wasn’t ready. Thompson denies there was a setback, though a source close to him said he had a minor calf issue in addition to the sore foot. At any rate, if Thompson practices Friday, he could play Saturday or Sunday. I’m skeptical, but I thought I’d tell you what a source close to him said.
Marla Ridenour: #Cavs coach Larry Drew said @Tristan Thompson (sore left foot) must go through another full contact practice before he can be cleared to return
Rick Noland: Drew hopeful Tristan will be able to play soon after All-Star break. Also says Love "on board" with decision not to play tonight
Marla Ridenour: #Cavs Drew said probably two stints for @Kevin Love instead of one since minutes bumped up. No Cedi Osman (sprained right ankle) tonight. Probably no @Tristan Thompson until after All-Star break
Tristan Thompson and Larry Nance Jr. were the last two players to walk onto the TD Garden parquet Wednesday morning for head coach Larry Drew's pre-shootaround chat. Neither will play Wednesday in Boston. Thompson is set to miss his fourth straight game because of left foot soreness -- the same foot that forced him out of 10 consecutive games in December before returning in the new year.
According to sources, there is belief that Thompson returned a bit too soon, before his sprained foot was fully healed and now the Cavs are being more cautious. When Thompson originally suffered the injury on Dec. 10 in Milwaukee, he was given a timeline of 2-4 weeks. He beat the one-month mark by about a week and was playing well, recording a double-double in three of the eight games. But he started to feel some pain during Cleveland's recent six-game road trip and has been out since.
Cayleigh Griffin: Tristan Thompson is once again out for the Cavs tonight vs. Denver, per Coach Drew. #BeTheFight
Chris Fedor: #Cavs Tristan Thompson walked in, shared a hug with Nuggets coach Mike Malone. Coach asked: “You in tonight?” Thompson responds: “Nope. Nuh uh.” Malone: “Good”
Along with setting the emotional tone with hustle, energy and a won't-back-down attitude, Thompson has become the team's on-court mouthpiece, constantly barking out defensive instructions while helping guide the youngsters during stoppages. "We feed off his energy and activity," Drew told cleveland.com. "If he's not giving us that I don't think we would give ourselves a chance. We need a guy like him because we know from him night in and night out we're going to get energy, intensity and we're going to get a guy on the glass. His overall approach to everything thus far -- practices, film sessions, games -- they have really been a big deal. It's not easy to get off to a start like this and still as a veteran come out and play with that mindset. He's been a real pro."
Adrian Wojnarowski: Cavaliers center Tristan Thompson is expected to miss two to four weeks with a sprained foot, league source tells ESPN.
If a market developed for Thompson the Cavs would probably listen. But now we’re talking about selling off veterans, which is not what a team does when it’s trying to stay competitive in the moment.
Chris Fedor: #Cavs Rodney Hood came in to practice but was sick so he didn’t participate. Tristan Thompson has some left knee soreness so he was held out.
Dave McMenamin: Larry Drew says that Tristan Thompson, Rodney Hood and Larry Nance Jr. are all back on a minute restriction. Cleveland will keep its recent starting lineup of Calderon, Hill, James, Green and Love, however.
Dave McMenamin: Larry Drew says that Tristan Thompson and Rodney Hood are both out tonight. The Cavs are starting Jose Calderon, George Hill, LeBron James, Jeff Green and Kevin Love.
Chris Fedor: #Cavs Tristan Thompson’s ankle is incredibly swollen. Said the next few days are about trying to get that swelling down. Unsure at this point about MRI.
Nick Friedell: Ty Lue says Tristan Thompson will play tonight vs. Jazz. Lue also says there is no update on Derrick Rose. Rose (ankle) remains out indefinitely.
Cavaliers center Tristan Thompson is expected to be able to play against Utah after his late scratch before Thursday's win over the Lakers, a source told cleveland.com.
Thompson, who's trying to come back from a left calf injury that's cost him 20 games this season, warmed up and felt soreness prior to the Lakers game and was held out. A source close to Thompson said there was no further imaging done on Thompson Friday and he expects to play.
Joe Gabriele: #Cavs C @Tristan Thompson is a late scratch for tonight's matchup v. LAL; experienced some soreness after pre-game warmups.
Marla Ridenour: #Cavs say @Tristan Thompson done for the night. Only slated to play limited minutes in first half in 1st action since Nov. 1. No points or rebounds in 6 minutes.
Dave McMenamin: Tristan Thompson checks in as the Cavs' first sub off the bench with 5:49 to go in the 1st Q. LeBron checks out. Decent ovation for his first action since Nov. 1st.
Dave McMenamin: Ty Lue says that Dwyane Wade is out tonight with left knee soreness. Kevin Love (left hip) and Tristan Thompson (left calf) are going to play. Thompson is on an undisclosed minutes restriction. Lue said he will use LeBron James at point guard with the second unit.
Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue said Tristan Thompson may return Tuesday against the Atlanta Hawks, but will not be in the starting lineup.
"I don't care. If I don't play, that's fine," Thompson said. "As long as we're winning I'm going to cheer my teammates on. If I play two minutes, three minutes, 20 minutes, it don't matter to me. As long as we win."
Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue said center Tristan Thompson experienced soreness in his injured left calf after his scrimmage Wednesday and may not return to the court this week as originally intended. The Cavs hoped Thompson would either play tonight against the Pacers or tomorrow at home against the Sixers. Lue said Thompson was out against Indiana and didn't know about Saturday's game. "He did (experience) after his four on four the other day, so not sure how long he's going to be down, so, we'll see," Lue said.
Lue was encouraged by Thomas' play, saying "there was contact; he looked good." On Thompson, Lue added he would "hopefully" play this week.
Tyronn Lue says the Cavs are targeting Monday's game in Philadelphia for Iman Shumpert's return. In other injury news, there is no timetable set for when Tristan Thompson will practice, per Lue.
Shams Charania: Sources: Cleveland Cavaliers' Tristan Thompson is expected to miss one month with left calf injury he suffered Wednesday night.
Cleveland Cavaliers center Tristan Thompson will undergo an MRI on Thursday after leaving Wednesday’s loss to the Indiana Pacers with a left calf strain. Thompson suffered the injury in the second quarter and did not return. He was spotted leaving Quicken Loans Arena on crutches.
Joe Vardon: A source said Tristan Thompson (sprained right thumb) would miss his third consecutive game today. Confirmation coming in 26 minutes
Rick Noland: Bazemore (knee), Millsap (knee), Sefolosha (groin) out for Hawks; Hardaway (wrist, knee), Schroder (foot) doubtful. TT out for Cavs
Jason Lloyd: Channing Frye will start tonight in place of Tristan Thompson. Ready or not, Larry Sanders will play, too.
Cavaliers starting center Tristan Thompson sprained his right thumb, will miss Cleveland's first-place showdown with Boston and snap his NBA playing streak. Thompson got hurt during the third quarter of Tuesday's win over Orlando and didn't travel with the team. The Cavs said an MRI confirmed the sprain and Thompson will miss at least two games, ending his streak of consecutive games played at 447 — the longest in team history and the longest active streak in league.
Gary Washburn: #Cavaliers officially list Tristan Thompson as OUT tonight vs. #Celtics with sprained right thumb. He will also miss Friday vs ATL
Cleveland Cavaliers center Tristan Thompson did not travel with the team to Boston and is scheduled for an MRI on Wednesday on his thumb after injuring it during Tuesday night's victory over the Orlando Magic, sources told ESPN.com. X-rays on his thumb after the game were negative, and the MRI is precautionary. The Cavs have a key game against the Celtics on Wednesday night where first place in the Eastern Conference and a tiebreaker are on the line.
Did Lue said Thompson was "starting to get healthy?" He's the only Cav to play in all 58 games this season and make all 58 starts. "Yeah. He's been going through some tendinitis all year, his knee has been bothering him a little bit all year," Lue said. "He's finally starting to come around and he's feeling good." Thompson, what say you? "No, no tendinitis, I'm fine," he said. "I'm good. Not sure what coach Lue's talking about. Nothing more than the usual bumps and bruises. I'm good."
January 28, 2021 | 2:10 am EST Update
Fred Katz: Here is the single most important Bradley Beal quote from his postgame session today. Amidst all the trade talk, he said this: “It’s tough. We wanna win. I wanna win. This is why I stayed. I wanna win (here). I figure this is the place I can get it done.”
ESPN Stats: Bradley Beal scored 47 points tonight in a loss to the Pelicans. It’s his 10th straight loss when recording at least 40 points. Beal is the first player in NBA history to lose 10 straight 40-point games h/t @EliasSports
Washington’s second-half schedule might not be as jam-packed as first thought, after the NBA said Wednesday it was rescheduling some Wizards games after a half-dozen of their contests were postponed in recent weeks for virus-related reasons. Portland will now visit Washington on Tuesday, a game that was originally set for the second half. Washington will play at Charlotte on Feb. 7, a game that was rescheduled from Jan. 20. And that means the Blazers, who were scheduled to visit the Hornets that day, will now go to Charlotte in the second half of the schedule.
ESPN Stats: Kevin Durant is the 2nd player in NBA history to average at least 30 points in his first 15 games with a new team, joining Wilt Chamberlain in 1959-60 with the Warriors. That was Wilt’s first 15 career games h/t @EliasSports
“As the league evolves, you have to be able to evolve with it if you wanna be able to keep up with the times, keep up with the Joneses, or the Jameses in my case,” James said, laughing. “For me, [it’s] just never putting a cap on myself. I just want to always continue to get better and do things out on the floor that maybe hasn’t been done in other people’s careers and continue to push the envelope and see how much juice I can squeeze out of the lemon.”
Shams Charania: The NBA and NBPA have agreed to extend the revised tightened health and safety protocols for an additional two weeks (Feb. 10) at least, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium.
COVID-sniffing dogs are now a thing in America … and the pups are getting their first whiff of action at an NBA game in Florida. The Miami Heat debuted the virus-sniffing dogs at Wednesday’s game at AmericanAirlines Arena, with our four-legged friends screening fans before they could be allowed inside the building.