Tristan Thompson has had a hard time in certain cases, but there is always a chance to turn things around. This is what he's now doing in the NBA league as he's scoring rebounds left and right while on the court.
He's got 98 offensive rebounds so far with only 563 minutes played on the court. Thompson is even in second place for offensive rebounds right behind Andre Drummond. He's definitely got a lot of skill in this area.
Since he was brought on with that skill, he's expected to do well, however, that's easier said than done and it really boils down to his support from the team as well as having his head in the game at all points in time, getting rebounds aren't easy, but it's possible with the right chemistry on the team.
Thomspon probably isn't taking random shots and hoping for the best. This is actually a skill that can be studied. When a ball misses the net, there's a certain way it falls, especially from the angle at which it was thrown. So, in short, he's probably studying the thing he's best at to ensure he can always land those shots. One example of players studying the craft is Denis Rodman, he apparently was so into his personal research, he knew how many times the ball would spin when it was tossed by a certain person.
What This Means
One thing that's great is the comeback that he's doing. According to Forbes, last year was a bumpy road for him as he played with the Cleveland Cavaliers. He had an average score of 5.8 points and 6.6 rebounds, however, he did get slowed down by a strained calf. That injury caused more issues for him as it could be the reason why he lost his starting spot to Kevin Love.
For Tristan Thompson is that he's got to keep up with his current score. He is doing well for the most part, especially after a terrible season but he needs to continue to improve or simply do better than he already is. On top of all this, he also needs to make up for how bad his name turned out to be during his terrible previous season.