Cavaliers' Tristan Thompson records 5,000 career rebounds

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Posted at 9:35 PM, Nov 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-29 21:35:56-05

CLEVELAND — Cleveland Cavaliers center Tristan Thompson recorded his 5,000th career rebound Friday night during Cleveland's game against the Milwaukee Bucks.

Thompson sat at 4,990 career rebounds before Friday's game and before the fourth quarter had already added 12 to his count.

The Canadian-born center has been with Cleveland for nine seasons, drafted by the Cavaliers in 2011 with the fourth overall pick.

Thompson joins team legends LeBron James, Zydrunas Ilgauskas and Brad Daugherty as the only Cavaliers to record 5,000 or more rebounds with the team.

Thompson is arguably having one of the best seasons of his career so far.

In the first 18 games, Thompson is averaging his highest assist, block and points per game totals of any season of his career.