11:43 PM EDT, Tue July 26, 2016
Blazersedge Jul 21, 2016

Salary Cap Implications of Allen Crabbe's Contract for the Portland Trail Blazers

The Cleveland Cavaliers' decision to re-sign Tristan Thompson last summer helps explain why the Portland Trail Blazers retained Allen Crabbe. But was it a good decision in the long term? What do Portland Trail Blazers Forward Allen Crabbe and Cleveland Cavaliers Center Tristan Thompson have in common? On the surface -€” not much. One is an athletic big man who earns his money rebounding and fitting into the Cavs' defensive schemes. The other is a wing collecting a paycheck with his outside shooting and quick hands on the perimeter. But take a look at the contract and a commonality...
Plain Dealer Jul 10, 2016

Cavs forward Tristan Thompson, Team Canada denied Olympic berth

Tristan Thompson and the Canadian National Team will not be making an appearance in Rio for the Olympics this summer.
Fear The Sword Jul 10, 2016

Canada comes up short in Olympic qualifying tournament

Tristan Thompson's summer is over. After playing every game during the NBA season as well as the entire championship run for the Cleveland Cavaliers, Tristan Thompson decided to suit up for his national team in a summer where a lot of Canadian NBA players decided to stay home. Thompson, along with Cory Joseph, Joel Anthony, Brady Heslip and Anthony Bennett, was among the NBA/borderline NBA level players to play for Canada in the qualifying tournament, although their dreams of having a spot in this summer's Rio Olympics came to an end with Sunday's 83-74 loss to France. This tournament...
Fear The Sword Jul 3, 2016

Tristan Thompson officially joins Team Canada for Olympic qualifying

Thompson joins the Canadians days before they play in Manila. Tristan Thompson will officially suit up for the Canadian Men’s Basketball Team this summer in Olympic qualifying. Thompson was announced as part of the roster in a press release: MEDIA RELEASE: Canada's #FIBAOQT roster announced https://t.co/IEV6RlswBV#WeAreTeamCanada pic.twitter.com/ff92u2jser— Canada Basketball (@CanBball) July 3, 2016 Thompson joins a roster that also includes Raptors guard Cory Joseph, former Cavs and Wolves forward Anthony Bennett and recent Bucks guard Tyler Ennis. The Canadians have yet to...
Plain Dealer Jun 27, 2016

Sources: Tristan Thompson to play for Canadian National Team

Tristan Thompson will play for the Canadian National Team with the hopes of qualifying for the Olympics in Brazil this summer, league sources informed cleveland.com.
Fear The Sword Jun 27, 2016

Tristan Thompson will play for Team Canada this summer

Tristan Thompson is suiting for the Canadian National Team in hopes of helping them qualify for the Olympics. Tristan Thompson is headed for international duty. According to Chris Haynes of cleveland.com, Thompson will suit up for Team Canada this summer in hopes of helping his country qualify for the 2016 Olympics. To qualify, Canada will have to win an upcoming qualifying tournament in Manila. The Canadians are in Group A with Turkey and Senegal. France, New Zealand and the Philippines round the the field. The tournament begins on July 5 and wraps up on July 10. If Canada wins and...
Fear The Sword Jun 26, 2016

2015-16 Cleveland Cavaliers Player Review: Tristan Thompson proves his worth

Thompson's final series showed just how valuable he can be. At the start of the 2015-16 season, Tristan Thompson's status as the Cavaliers' "iron man" was called into question. With less than a week remaining before the 2015-16 regular season, General Manager David Griffin had worked to bring back almost every player of the Cavaliers 2015 Eastern Conference Champion roster, a bill that looked to surpass $100 million. Except he was missing one piece of the starting five in Thompson. Thomspon and his agent, Rich Paul, had let the restricted free agent's qualifying offer expire and looked...

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