Tristan Thompson is off to a solid start in his sophomore season – back at his natural position and playing next to Anderson Varejao, the big man from Texas has posted double-doubles in his last two contests.

The affable Toronto native took a minute from practice to answer this week’s Player Mailbox – where Tristan took your questions and is ready with his responses, covering issues ranging from Canadian basketball to his NBA2k skills to his three-point shooting skills in high school.

Enjoy …

Which holiday matchup are you looking forward to the most?

- at Grizzlies on Nov. 26th

To say the Grizzlies are one of the biggest surprises of the early NBA season would seem like an overstatement based upon their success over the past couple of seasons; however, as of November 20th, Memphis is tied for best record in a competitive Western Conference.

Cavaliers Guard Kyrie Irving received an MRI and CT Scan of his contused left index finger (3rd quarter of Saturday night’s game at The Q vs. Dallas) today at Cleveland Clinic Sports Health. The results of the MRI and CT Scan revealed a hairline/non-displaced fracture in the finger. The injury will be treated with taping and a splint. He is currently projected to be Out for the next four weeks while the fracture heals, and is scheduled to be re-evaluated in two weeks.

CLEVELAND, OH - The Cleveland Wheelchair Cavaliers opened up the 2012-2013 season on Saturday, November 17th hosting the Pittsburgh Steelwheelers in a doubleheader at the Brook Park Recreation Center. The Cavaliers took game one by a score of 48 - 47. It was a tightly contested game, with both teams exchanging the lead through out the first half. The Cavaliers lead at the end of the first half by three, and extended the lead to ten early in the second half. However, Pittsburgh fought back and had the ball down one with 20 seconds left in the game.