Ausar Thompson Stats
- Height / Weight
- 78 / 205 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 1/30/2003 (21)
Ausar Thompson Last 10 Games
Ausar Thompson News
Detroit Pistons guard/forward Ausar Thompson (illness)is listed as probable ahead of Thursday's meeting with the Celtics. The 20-year-old is battling an illness, which limited him to just nine minutes last time out against Brooklyn. Thompson started his rookie campaign with a bang, but he's had a couple of difficult weeks, and it's definitely not easy for a young player to play for a team that keeps losing. His minutes have fluctuated heavily in recent times, so it's difficult to project Thompson's role on Thursday if he can play, but Isaiah Stewart's (toe) absence means he could find himself in a big role.
Detroit Pistons forward Ausar Thompson (face) is expected to play in Saturday's Central Division showdown with the Cleveland Cavaliers. The rookie suffered a facial fracture in Thursday's matchup against the New York Knicks, limiting him to just 13 minutes. However, it appears he will be good to go, although he'll likely wear a protective face guard, which could impact his vision. Nevertheless, Thompson has played well enough this season to earn a spot in fantasy lineups. But with Isaiah Livers and Bojan Bogdanovic (calf) looking for minutes, Thompson may not be as productive moving ahead.
Detroit Pistons forward Ausar Thompson received a huge vote of confidence from head coach Monty Williams on Thursday. Williams said, "We think he's going to be phenomenal and we think he's going to be an integral part of our team. There's a chance that could happen right away, just based on what we've seen this summer and in camp." Thompson was already believed to be a big-time contributor as a rookie and this added sentiment brings that hype to a new level. He's likely to go quite high in redraft leagues since the Pistons will have plenty of minutes available and he has a great backcourt to work with as well.
Detroit Pistons guard/forward Ausar Thompson appears to have already impressed the team. The Pistons used the No. 5 selection in this year's draft to select Thompson, so they have high expectations for him. There's a chance that Thompson is a Day 1 starter in the Pistons rotation. His defense is impressive and the Pistons could use his above average defense to their advantage. However, his move into the rotation would push either Bojan Bogdanovic or Jaden Ivey out of the starting five. There's still plenty of time before the season begins, but Thompson is worth keeping an eye on early in the year.