Tristan Thompson lately signed with the LA Lakers for his or her playoff run. The previous NBA champion has gotten some warmth from different gamers within the league.
One nameless participant had some robust phrases concerning the heart:
“Somebody like him has made a complete profession out of taking part in with LeBron.”
Is Tristan Thompson overrated?
The quote got here from The Athletic’s nameless ballot of 108 NBA gamers. They had been requested who was the MVP of the season, the league’s most overrated participant and extra.
One large ballot query requested who the league’s most overrated participant is, and Thompson received some votes.
The previous NBA Champion performed with the Cleveland Cavaliers from 2011-20. He made a reputation for himself as the large man on the Cavs groups led by LeBron James. He was an enormous contributor to the 2016 title staff. He then spent a season with the Boston Celtics.
Thompson bounced across the league in 2021-22. He began on the Kings, taking part in 30 video games for Sacramento. He appeared in 4 video games for the Indiana Pacers. He completed the season with the Chicago Bulls, taking part in in 23 video games.
Thompson, didn’t play within the 2022-23 common season, hung out as an ESPN analyst.
Thompson has averaged 9.0 factors and eight.4 rebounds per recreation for his profession. He had a career-high 12.0 ppg with the Cavs in 2019-20 and averaged a double-double with 10.1 rpg. He performed in 57 video games that season.
Thompson’s finest seasons got here as LeBron’s teammate. He performed in 82 video games for 4 straight seasons from 2012-16.
Thompson, the No. 4 choose within the 2011 draft, didn’t play in the course of the 2022-23 season. He was an unsigned free agent earlier than signing with the Lakers on April 9.
Thompson didn’t play because of a training determination in the course of the first playoff recreation towards the Memphis Grizzlies. He probably won’t see the ground a lot in the course of the Lakers’ playoff run.
Joel Embiid was the overwhelming selection for MVP from gamers across the league within the nameless ballot. Embiid was second in MVP voting the previous two seasons.