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Tristan Thompson

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2013-14 SEASON: In 82 games (all starts), averaged 11.7 points and 9.2 rebounds in 31.6 minutes in 2013-14… Tied for 5th in the Eastern Conference with a team-leading and career-best 36 double-doubles Notched his third straight double-double (36th of the season) with 11 points on 5-9 (.556) shooting and 10 boards in 27 minutes against Brooklyn on Apr. 16… Posted his 35th double-double of the season with 14 points and a team-high tying 10 rebounds in 33 minutes against Boston on Apr. 12… Recorded his 34th double-double of the season with 18 points on 5-8 (.625) shooting and a game-high 10 rebounds in 35 minutes at Milwaukee on Apr. 11… Notched his second straight double-double with 20 points on 6-10 (.600) shooting, a game-high 11 rebounds, two steals and one block in 32 minutes at Orlando on Apr. 2… Double-Doubles–36 on the season, 76 in career.

2012-13 SEASON: Played in 82 games (all starts)…averaged 11.7 points on .488 shooting, 9.4 rebounds and 0.9 blocks in 31.3 minutes per game…averaged 3.7 offensive rebounds per game, which ranked 5th in the NBA and first among second year players …set the Cavaliers franchise record for most offensive rebounds in a single season with 306 (2nd in the NBA), surpassing Zydrunas Ilgauskas’ 299 offensive rebounds in the 2004-05 season…pulled down at least four offensive rebounds in 42 games and at least 10 total rebounds 38 times…grabbed 773 total rebounds on the year, passing Tyrone Hill (765) for 10th-most in a single season in Cavaliers history… recorded a team-high 31 double-doubles on the season, becoming just the ninth player in franchise history to total at least 30 double-doubles in a single season…shot 8-10 (.800) from the field and finished with 19 points and 13 rebounds at Charlotte on Jan. 4…tallied 21 points, nine rebounds and a career-high tying five assists in 40 minutes versus Boston on Jan. 22…over the last 56 games of the season, posted 26 double-doubles and averaged 13.2 points and 10.3 rebounds in 32.2 minutes per game during that stretch…finished with 20 points on 9-16 (.563) shooting, 11 rebounds and two blocks in 32 minutes against Indiana on March 18…recorded a career-high 29 points on 10-17 (.588) shooting and a career-high 17 rebounds, while shooting a perfect 9-9 from the foul line in 41 minutes at Boston on April 5, becoming the only player in Cavaliers history to ever score 29 points, grab 17 rebounds and make at least nine free throws without a miss in a single game…scored in double figures in a career-best 20 straight games from Jan. 4-Feb. 13, averaging 15.2 points on .535 shooting, 9.8 rebounds, 1.0 steal and 1.0 block, while shooting .726 from the foul line in 32.9 minutes over that stretch… scored 20 points on 9-10 (.900) shooting for Team Chuck in the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge at All-Star Weekend…posted four consecutive double-doubles twice (Dec. 19-26 and March 6-12)…scored 10-19 points 56 times and 20 or more points three times…led the team in scoring five times, rebounds 45 times, steals 12 times and blocks 33 times…one of two Cavs players to start every game during the regular season… also one of 15 players in the NBA to start all 82 games on the year.

2011-12 SEASON:
Played in 60 games (25 starts)…averaged 8.2 points on .439 shooting, 6.5 rebounds and 1.0 block in 23.7 minutes per game…as a starter, averaged 10.4 points on .470 shooting and 7.5 rebounds (3.8 offensive) in 28.8 minutes per game…averaged 3.1 offensive rebounds per game, which ranked 12th in the NBA and first among rookies…ranked second in rebounds per game, third in blocks per game and third in double-doubles among rookies…scored a career-high 27 points on 12-16 (.750) shooting while adding 12 rebounds at New Jersey on Mar. 19, becoming just one of two rookies (Kenneth Faried) to record a game with at least 27 points and 12 rebounds for the season...grabbed a season-best 15 rebounds and added 15 points on 7-12 (.583) shooting at New Jersey on April 8…came off the bench to score 16 points and pull down nine rebounds (five offensive) in 24 minutes against the Bobcats on Jan. 3…scored 15 points and grabbed 12 rebounds (seven offensive) in 30 minutes against Sacramento on Feb. 19…scored 20 points on 10-11 (.909) shooting in the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge at All-Star Weekend…recorded nine double-doubles on the season…scored 10-19 points 23 times and 20 or more points once…led the team in scoring twice, rebounds 19 times, steals five times and blocks 26 times…missed games from Jan. 24-25 and Feb. 3-8 with a left ankle sprain…was placed on the Inactive List seven times for the season.

NOTABLE:
Named to the NBA’s All Rookie Second Team for the 2011-12 season.

DRAFTED:
Selected in the first round (4th overall pick) of the 2011 NBA Draft by the Cavaliers.

COLLEGE CAREER
Played one season at Texas…in 36 games (34 starts), averaged 13.1 points on .546 shooting, 7.8 rebounds and 2.4 blocks…ranked second on Texas in scoring (13.1 ppg) and led the team in rebounding (7.8 rpg), blocked shots (86), doubles-doubles (10) and field goal percentage (.546)…named The Big 12 Freshman of the Year…ranked 24th in the nation in blocks per game (2.4) in 2010-11…posted a season-high 26 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and finished with three blocks versus Kansas State…in his first college start, recorded 20 points, seven rebounds, five blocks, a season-high four assists and three steals versus Illinois...notched a personal-best 15 rebounds at Michigan.

PERSONAL: Full name is Tristan Trevor James Thompson...son of Trevor and Andrea Thompson...a native of Toronto, Canada...McDonald’s All-American as a high school senior and member of the World Select Team at the 2010 Nike Hoop Summit...named The Big 12 Freshman of the Year in 2011

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Height: 6'9''/ 2.06m
Weight: 238 lbs./ 108 kg
Born: March 13, 1991
From: University of Texas at Austin
Draft: 1st Round (4th pick) 2011 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: 2011
Years Pro: 3
Previous Teams:
  Cleveland Cavaliers 2011 - 2014
Prior to NBA/Country: Texas/Canada

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