Originally written on Stepien Rules  |  Last updated 10/29/14
Nick Mancini checks in with his second of five questions as Cavs open training camp...2. Will Tristan Thompson make the offensive leap we're all hoping he'll make this season? When the Cavaliers made Tristan Thompson the No. 4 overall pick in the 2011 draft, first reaction from many fans might have been “who’s that”? He was coming off a season at Texas where he averaged 13 points and nearly eight rebounds per game. Solid, yet unspectacular. He was raw, but everyone saw the potential right away. Last season in Cleveland, we also saw glimpses of what that potential could one day become on the NBA level. When Anderson Varejao went down with injury, Tristan's minutes increased. For the most part he capitalized. Thompson finished his rookie campaign averaging 8.2 points and 6.5 rebounds per game. In 25 starts, those numbers increased to 10 points and 7.5 rebounds. A nice increase in production with respect to minutes played. But he did struggle when receiving the ball in the ...
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