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Tristan Thompson to Set Cavaliers Iron-Man Record

When Tristan Thompson plays the Houston Rockets on Tuesday night at Quicken Loans Arena, it will be his 362nd consecutive game played, breaking the franchise record, held by Jim Chones.

That streak is also the longest active-streak in the NBA.

Thompson signed a five-year deal for $82 million back in November, causing many fans to feel like he was overpaid.

Maybe some fans underrated his significance and value on this team. Night in and night out, the Cavs can count on Thompson to grab double-digit rebounds and work hard to get extra possessions with offensive boards, as well.

When fans see what players are getting paid after the salary cap goes up in Summer of 2016 and 2017, that 16 mil. per year is going to look like chump change for guys of Thompson’s caliber.

We’ll see how long “Double T” can keep that streak going. The record is 1,192 games played by A.C. Green, so Thompson has a long way to go before even thinking about that, but one thing about the Canadian power forward is that he has not missed a game since he was drafted in 2011.

Matt Medley is co-editor at NEO Sports Insiders, covers the Cleveland Cavaliers, Cleveland Indians and high school sports in Northeast Ohio. Follow @MedleyHoops on Twitter for live updates from games.

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