Cleveland Cavaliers Roster
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Cleveland Cavaliers center Tristan Thompson was discussing a contract extension with the organization earlier in the season, but the two sides never finalized a deal. The Cavs are reportedly interested in bringing back Thompson on a team-friendly deal, according to Chris Fedor. Thompson has seen a smaller role on the team since Andre Drummond was acquired at the trade deadline. Thompson had decent fantasy value at the beginning of the season, but that took a hit when Drummond came into town. He's expected to continue to have a limited role until Drummond or possibly Kevin Love head elsewhere. It remains to be seen if Thompson will return next season, but he could have better value with another organization.
Cleveland Cavaliers center Tristan Thompson (eye) is listed as out for Tuesday's game against the Chicago Bulls. Thompson has seen less playing time lately since Andre Drummond (calf) was acquired at the trade deadline. Larry Nance Jr. played 43 minutes on Sunday, so fantasy owners can expect him to see more time without Thompson available. He could be worth a look as a streaming option or DFS choice for Tuesday's slate.
Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kevin Porter Jr. (head) has been ruled out for Tuesday's game against the Chicago Bulls. This marks the third game in a row that Porter has missed due to a concussion. He'll need to pass the league's concussion protocol testing before being cleared to return to action. Collin Sexton, and Matthew Dellavedova will continue to see increased playing time until Porter is able to return. Sexton has been playing fantastic lately and deserves a look in most DFS contests for Tuesday's slate.
Cleveland Cavaliers center Larry Nance Jr. scored 19 points on seven of 13 shooting from the field and three of five shooting from behind the arc in 43 minutes of play to help Cleveland to a 132-129 victory over the San Antonio Spurs. Nance, who also snagged 10 rebounds in the outing, has been playing well over his last 10 games, averaging 12.5 points and 7.9 rebounds per game on 53.6% shooting from the field. Looking at the next few games, expect Nance to continue playing heavy minutes, as multiple Cavaliers are still sitting out with injuries.
Cleveland Cavaliers guard Collin Sexton recorded 26 points and made a team-high nine free throws in the Cavaliers Sunday afternoon win versus the San Antonio Spurs. However, in addition to the scoring, Sexton also committed seven turnovers, which is uncharacteristic for a player that averages just 2.3 turnovers per game. Regardless, looking ahead, Sexton should be able to continue his scoring outbreaks, as two of Cleveland's next three opponents rank in the bottom third of the league in defensive rating.