UPDATE: Feb. 5, 6:32 p.m. — Thompson has been ruled out vs. the Thunder.
#Cavs HC John Beilein labeled Tristan Thompson (sore quad) “doubtful” after Thompson did not go through shootaround here in OKC.— Chris Fedor (@ChrisFedor) February 5, 2020
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.