NBA rumors: Tristan Thompson to miss part of training camp

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J. Michael Falgoust: No Tristan Thompson #PacersCavs
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.
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”
Cayleigh Griffin: Coach Drew confirms Tristan Thompson is out tonight vs. Utah. #BeTheFight
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."
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.
Marla Ridenour: Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said @Tristan Thompson is out 2 weeks
Joe Gabriele: #Cavs C @Tristan Thompson is a late scratch for tonight's matchup v. LAL; experienced some soreness after pre-game warmups.
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 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.
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.
Ira Winderman: So no Tristan Thompson, LeBron or Kyrie tonight. Lue said Cavs playing to win.
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."
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