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Tristan Thompson ruled out Wednesday vs. Thunder [UPDATE]

Cavaliers C has quad injury and could also be traded prior to the deadline on Thursday.

Cleveland Cavaliers center Tristan Thompson warms up before a game against the New York Knicks at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

UPDATE: Feb. 5, 6:32 p.m. — Thompson has been ruled out vs. the Thunder.

Cleveland Cavaliers C Tristan Thompson is doubtful to play in Wednesday’s game vs. the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Thompson was listed as questionable for the game but was downgraded to doubtful. He’s dealing with a quad injury, but we also know Thompson is a candidate to be moved before the deadline on Thursday. With that in mind, it would be foolish for the Cavs to roll out Thompson and risk injury.

Fantasy basketball analysis: Cleveland Cavaliers C Tristan Thompson

If Thompson is ruled out, the two players I’d look for to step up are Larry Nance Jr. ($6,500) and John Henson ($3,400). Nance would become a decent GPP play, while Henson is more of a deep value with limited upside. Kevin Love ($8,000) also becomes an attractive tournament option. The Thunder lack front court depth and Love is coming off one of his better games of the season, 33 points and 13 rebounds with six assists for 63.25 DKFP vs. the Knicks.