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Tristan Thompson: Im Going to Go for Sixth Man of the Year

Tristan Thompson: Im Going to Go for Sixth Man of the Year
Published On: Tue, Oct 03
June 2, 2016; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) looks to shoot as Cleveland Cavaliers center Tristan Thompson (13) and guard Kyrie Irving (2) and forward Kevin Love (0) defend in the second half in game one of the NBA Finals at Oracle Arena. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

Tristan Thompson says hes embracing his new bench role in Cleveland, and gunning for the Sixth Man of the Year award this season.

Cavs head coach Tyronn Lue hated having that conversation with the big fella.

Thomposon, 26, became a starting center during Clevelands championship run during the 2016 NBA Playoffs.

Per ESPN:

Lue has now named [LeBron] James, [Kevin] Love, [Jae] Crowder and Derrick Rose as his opening night starters, only holding out on whether J.R. Smith will continue to start at shooting guard or if Dwyane Wade will take his spot. Wade started in James place Monday but also spent significant time playing point guard with the second unit.

Tristan has been a big part of what we do. I hated having that conversation, but it was great, Lue said. He was phenomenal. Thats what its all about. You hate having those conversations, but he was great. He was like, Man, whatever you need me to do, Coach. Ill just go for Sixth Man of the Year. I understand whats going on. When you have those talks, usually they dont go that good. But he was great about it.

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