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Fear The Sword Jul 30, 2015

Tristan Thompson has more leverage than you think

Tristan Thompson has some leverage that a typical restricted free agent wouldn't have It's hard to know exactly what's going on between Tristan Thompson and the Cavs. There has been little news on the Thompson front since free agency began roughly a month ago and it isn't clear as to where the two teams stand. All we really know is that something - maybe money, maybe something else - has created a gap between the two sides. Normally, this is pretty standard in restricted free agency. A player is tendered a qualifying offer that they probably won't sign because it means that they'll be...
Fear The Sword Jul 29, 2015

Buddy ball: Notes from Summer League on Matthew Dellavedova, Mike Miller and more

Extremely important opinions and facts, from an extremely important blogger. Greetings, Sports fan. Todays BBN is going to be somewhat of a long form, because I have a lot to cover. A whole lot. Let's dig in: Tristan Thompson will be back, so says LeBron James @YrNGiovanni @RealTristan13 Yeah of course he will. Means way too much to our team success! — LeBron James (@KingJames) July 28, 2015 - This is and has been expected. Tristan and the team were close on $80 million. He isn't going to take a qualifying offer or a shorter, cheaper contract from another team. Neither of those...
Fear The Sword Jul 29, 2015

LeBron James opens up on twitter about Cavs, teammates Kevin Love, Kyrie Irving and Tristan Thompson

LeBron is a man of the people Last night LeBron James did an impromptu question and answer session on twitter. While he didn't make any big waves, he did answer questions on a variety of topics, Cavs and otherwise. This is one of the cool and crazy things about twitter. Every once in awhile it allows you to shrink the gap between everyday fans and media and players or celebrities or politicians. The first question that James fielded was about Tristan Thompson, who has still not come to terms with the Cavs on a new deal: @YrNGiovanni @RealTristan13 Yeah of course he will. Means way too much...
Plain Dealer Jul 22, 2015

Cleveland Cavaliers' Tristan Thompson is the man in the middle -- Bud Shaw's You Said It

Cleveland sports fans wonder about Tristan Thompson's contract negotiations, how Tiger Woods spends his weekends and whether Bernie Kosar is cashing in -- Bud Shaw's You Said It.
News-Herald Jul 14, 2015
Alex Hooper: Let Tristan Thompson get his money

Alex Hooper: Let Tristan Thompson get his money

Let's put an end to all of this.That's something you can say in regard to the Tristan Thompson-Cavaliers negotiations that have raged on for an exhausting two weeks since NBA free agency opened on July 1. But really, what needs to end are the narratives about the situation.If you tune in closely to the 24/7 sports news cycle, you've heard all of the complaints about Thompson's slowly developing contract situation.
Fear The Sword Jul 12, 2015

David Griffin: Cavs still want J.R. Smith back, Tristan Thompson's deal could take time

David Griffin talked to the media on Saturday from Vegas Las Vegas has a bit of a different feel this year for the Cleveland Cavaliers. Andrew Wiggins isn't playing, nor is Anthony Bennett or Dion Waiters or any other young guys the Cavs have a ton invested in. Joe Harris is the only guy on the roster with a guaranteed contract. Even so, there are still important things the Cavs have to work out. Tristan Thompson and Matthew Dellavedova are restricted free agents. J.R. Smith is an unrestricted free agent. Regardless of how those situations work out, the Cavs receive solid marks for their...

Cavs GM David Griffin hopeful of eventually signing Thompson, wants to better use Love next year

LAS VEGAS: Cavs general manager David Griffin is hopeful a deal with Tristan Thompson will eventually be struck, although it’s clear the sides remain apart, he believes there are more opportunities to use Kevin Love’s skillset within the offense and he’d like to find a wing to back up LeBron James and ease some of his burden. Griffin addressed all of these issues and more (Kyrie Irving, Love and Anderson Varejao should all be healthy for the start of training camp) in a wide-ranging interview Saturday night during summer league. But the most pressing issue is Thompson, who remains a...
Plain Dealer Jul 11, 2015

LeBron James wants Tristan Thompson, J.R. Smith back with the Cleveland Cavaliers

LeBron James wants the Cavaliers to add more pieces and bring back Tristan Thompson and J.R. Smith.
Fear The Sword Jul 9, 2015

Report: Tristan Thompson signing not imminent

Tristan Thompson re-signing with the Cavs might not happen any time soon. Up until now, it was assumed that Tristan Thompson would re-sign with the Cavs before LeBron James. Today, with LeBron re-signing with the Cavs on a two-year deal, that is clearly no longer the case. According to ESPN's Dave McMenamin, Thompson isn't closer to re-signing with the Cavs now that James has re-signed. As his source put it, they are 'not a package'. Thompson was reportedly close to signing a deal worth more than $80 million with the Cavs last week, but since, there seems to be a gap growing between the two...
Plain Dealer Jul 8, 2015

NBA free agency 2015 day seven recap: Cleveland Cavaliers reportedly talking to three teams about Brendan Haywood deal

After a frantic start, NBA free agency has started to slow down. The biggest names -- aside from LeBron James and Tristan Thompson -- are off the market, having agreed to deals already.
Fear The Sword Jul 7, 2015

2014-15 Cleveland Cavaliers Player Review: Tristan Thompson

Tristan Thompson emerged in a role that fit him perfectly. When Tristan Thompson turned down a reported $52 million dollar contract from the Cavs in October, there was some general confusion as to why. After all, $52 million is a lot for a player who can't really shoot. Statistically speaking, Thompson's 2014-15 season doesn't look particularly impressive either. He averaged just 8.5 points per game, the second lowest total of his career. On top of that, he played less minutes and blocked less than a shot per game. In retrospect, this was a short-sited way to look at Thompson. He truly...
Fear The Sword Jul 6, 2015

Tristan Thompson, Cavaliers remain at impasse in negotiations

According to a new report, the Cavaliers and Tristan Thompson aren't quiet on the same page as negotiations continue. Five days ago, it was reported that the Cleveland Cavaliers and Tristan Thompson had come to an agreement on a deal that would keep Thompson in Cleveland for the next five years and pay him upwards on $80 million. A day later, it was reported that Thompson and Cavs were still apart and that a deal was not yet close. Today, we learned that Thompson and the Cavs are no closer to a deal. According to Chris Haynes of the Northeast Ohio Media Group, Thompson and the Cavs...
Plain Dealer Jul 6, 2015

Tristan Thompson's camp continues dialogue with Cleveland Cavaliers, but no agreement in sight

Tristan Thompson and the Cleveland Cavaliers continue to chatter, but not much is getting resolved.
Fear The Sword Jul 5, 2015

Why Tristan Thompson and the Cavs still haven't agreed on a contract

And why it's okay Restricted free agency is a weird spot for nearly all the parties involved. Oftentimes acrimony develops. There is very little freedom for the players. They can go visit other teams and get pitched appealing offers. Sometimes, like the case with Eric Gordon and the Phoenix Suns, the player can fall in love with a spot. It doesn't ultimately matter, though, if the offer just gets matched. Gordon returned, unhappily, to the New Orleans Pelicans. The Cavs find themselves in a peculiar position with Tristan Thompson. Oftentimes, restricted free agency can last well into...
Chronicle-Telegram Jul 5, 2015

Cavaliers working out details with Tristan Thompson, also reportedly interested in David West

Three days after their massive spending spree in free agency, all remained quiet Saturday for the Cavaliers. Behind the scenes, though, Cleveland is continuing to stir the pot at power forward. Restricted free agent Tristan Thompson, who agreed in principle to a five-year, $80 million contract, has yet to finalize the deal. Agent Rich Paul Read More... The post Cavaliers working out details with Tristan Thompson, also reportedly interested in David West appeared first on Chronicle-Telegram. Click here to read this story on The Chronicle-Telegram.Content copyright The Chronicle-Telegram. Your...

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