As questions about his future mount, Cavs coach Byron Scott said he can’t evaluate the job he has done yet because he doesn’t have all the pieces. He refuses to publicly defend himself, so Tristan Thompson chose Thursday to do it for him.

“All the rumors about Coach Scott, hot seat and all that crap, that’s bogus,” Thompson said. “It’s up to us to go out and compete and play hard because we’re the ones out there. When he was out there playing, he won championships. It’s up to us to go out there and play.”

The Cavs drag a 10-game losing streak into Boston on Friday, the third double-digit losing streak in Scott’s three years.

Asked Thursday whether or not he feels good about the job he has done here, Scott responded, “I haven’t had all my pieces, so I don’t know. I can’t even grade myself right now. And if I did, I’d probably say a C or an incomplete. That’s just being honest.”

Scott said he expected the Cavs rebuilding project to take between three and five years, the first time anyone in the organization has put a timetable on the development.

“It’s still right on that timetable, as far as I’m concerned,” Scott said. “But there’s been some times it’s probably been tougher than I expected. But if it doesn’t kill you, it makes you stronger.”