When the Cleveland Cavaliers take the floor tonight against the Toronto Raptors, Tristan Thompson will make his preseason debut.
Thompson, who has been dealing with a sore left foot, will start at center for the Cavs tonight. While he was out, he did not miss any practice and coach Tyronn Lue said that the team was taking it slow.
"He's been feeling good as we've talked about," coach Tyronn Lue said per cleveland.com. "I just wanted to be cautious and make sure everything was right."
Over the past few years, Thompson has arguably been the league’s most durable player. To date, he’s played in 370 consecutive regular season games, which is a franchise record and the longest active streak in the NBA.
His foot being healthy, though, in unquestionably good news. Foot injuries in big men are never good, but this appears to be minor.
In other news, LeBron James will not play tonight vs. Toronto. Tip-off is at 8 p.m.