Thompson’s Growth Pleases Byron Scott
The Cavs went down to the wire with the decision between (Jonas) Valanciunas and Texas power forward Tristan Thompson, whom they picked with the No. 4 selection in 2011.
Thompson isn’t terrorizing the league, either, but he’s a little further along than the Lithuanian big man. He came into Tuesday’s game averaging 8.2 points and 7.6 rebounds.
“A lot of people have a misconception of what he should be,” Cavs coach Byron Scott said of Thompson. “A lot of people think he should average a double-double. I am happy where he is and with his progress.
“I tell him to not worry about what everyone says. All that matters is what we think of you. Just because you’re the No. 4 pick, it doesn’t mean you have to average 20 points and 10 rebounds. The scoring part to me is the last thing we want him to concentrate on.”