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Fear The Sword Apr 26, 2017
NBA Playoffs: David Griffin is set to be a free agent, and that’s a problem

NBA Playoffs: David Griffin is set to be a free agent, and that’s a problem

The architect of the Cavaliers championship team still does not have a contract extension, and that is a problem.  Looking ahead to the next few years, the Cavaliers are in good shape. The majority of their core is locked up for the foreseeable future, as LeBron James, Kyrie Irving, Tristan Thompson, and Kevin Love are all signed through at least 2019. In fact, the only Cavs that are currently getting serious minutes that are free agents this summer are Kyle Korver and Deron Williams. Even head coach Tyronn Lue is signed through 2020 with a team option for another year after that. Despite...
Fear The Sword Apr 26, 2017
Tristan Thompson opens up about the end of his games played streak

Tristan Thompson opens up about the end of his games played streak

After finally getting a break, Thompson has seen the value of rest. Reliability and consistency are two words that are frequently associated with Tristan Thompson. After coming into the league as a raw, energy player, Thompson has found his place as an effective role player. The reliability he brings to the game isn’t just with his play, but with his availability. He had played 447 consecutive games prior to a thumb injury forcing him to sit for four of the final five games of the regular season. With the streak in the past, Thompson opened up to Joe Vardon of Cleveland.com about the...
Plain Dealer Apr 25, 2017
Tristan Thompson, after strong first playoff series, ready to let go of streak

Tristan Thompson, after strong first playoff series, ready to let go of streak

Now that it's over, way over, actually, Cavs center Tristan Thompson can say with peace that his consecutive games streak wasn't as important as he thought.
Akron Beacon Journal Apr 24, 2017

Cavaliers notebook: ‘Bat out of hell’ Tristan Thompson re-energized by end of ironman streak

Tristan Thompson can only imagine how he’ll feel.The 26-year-old Cavaliers center has already been re-energized after missing a week in April with a sprained right thumb that spelled the end of his franchise-record streak of 447 consecutive games played.Now the Cavs have another seven-day break before they open the Eastern Conference semifinals on May 1 at home against the Toronto Raptors-Milwaukee Bucks series winner.“I’ll look like a bat out of hell when we play on Monday,” Thompson vowed.When Thompson had his two front teeth pushed back by a Julius Randle elbow against the Los...
Fear The Sword Apr 23, 2017
Tristan Thompson on LeBron James: “He’s the MVP.”

Tristan Thompson on LeBron James: “He’s the MVP.”

After two big games in round one, Thompson calls LeBron the world’s best player. According to Tristan Thompson, LeBron James should the MVP and is the league’s bast player: Tristan on LeBron: "He should be the MVP, but I heard your guys’ votes are in already. So damn. That sucks. He’s the MVP. Best player."— Jason Lloyd (@JasonLloydNBA) April 23, 2017 LeBron has a strong case for MVP and, even if he doesn’t win the award (Russell Westbrook and James Harden seem like the favorites to win the award) many still consider him to be the best player in the world. If anything,...
Plain Dealer Apr 20, 2017
LeBron James delivers behind-the-back dime to Tristan Thompson in Game 3 vs. Indiana

LeBron James delivers behind-the-back dime to Tristan Thompson in Game 3 vs. Indiana

LeBron James found Tristan Thompson with a behind-the back, no-look pass for a hook shot in the first quarter of Game 3.
Plain Dealer Apr 17, 2017
Cavs' Kevin Love finds cutting Tristan Thompson for a two-handed dunk (video)

Cavs' Kevin Love finds cutting Tristan Thompson for a two-handed dunk (video)

Kevin Love found Tristan Thompson open for a two-handed dunk in the first quarter of Game 2 vs. Indiana.
Plain Dealer Apr 15, 2017
LeBron James playing center is Tyronn Lue's 'game of chicken' and it could be coming more

LeBron James playing center is Tyronn Lue's 'game of chicken' and it could be coming more

Was it part of a bigger playoff plan or was head coach Tyronn Lue forced into the lineup because Tristan Thompson's thumb injury left them short on bigs?
Akron Beacon Journal Apr 13, 2017
Marla Ridenour: Growing as a strategist and motivator, coach Tyronn Lue shows his swagger as defending champion Cavaliers launch bid to repeat

Marla Ridenour: Growing as a strategist and motivator, coach Tyronn Lue shows his swagger as defending champion Cavaliers launch bid to repeat

INDEPENDENCE: Tyronn Lue couldn’t hide his swagger.The regular season was mercifully over. As Lue walked to the locker room after his postgame press conference Wednesday night, the Cavaliers coach didn’t seem to care that the defending NBA champions had finished with the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference. He’d tossed away a chance at No. 1 after consecutive losses to the Atlanta Hawks when he elected to sit the Big Three.He’d gotten what he wanted — a healthy team (discounting the brace on Tristan Thompson’s sprained right thumb) with his stars rested as the Cavs open the...
WKYC Apr 13, 2017
Kardashians take CLE and boost local...

Kardashians take CLE and boost local...

18-year-old Will Lynch is a hugely successful local florist. His clients include Cavs center Tristan Thompson and his girlfriend, Khloe Kardashian.        
Akron Beacon Journal Apr 12, 2017
Raptors 98, Cavaliers 83: Cavs rest Big Three, concede top seed in East

Raptors 98, Cavaliers 83: Cavs rest Big Three, concede top seed in East

CLEVELAND: How Tristan Thompson fared with a brace on his sprained right thumb was the most significant subplot of the Cavaliers’ regular-season finale Wednesday night against the Toronto Raptors.At least that’s the way the defending NBA champion Cavs treated it in a 98-83 loss at Quicken Loans Arena.Although the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs was on the line, Cavs coach Tyronn Lue sat the Big Three of LeBron James, Kyrie Irving (left knee tendinitis) and Kevin Love. James was listed with a right calf strain, but essentially was rested; he has not played in the season’s...
Fear The Sword Apr 12, 2017
Final Score: Shorthanded Cavs limp to regular season ending loss vs. Raptors

Final Score: Shorthanded Cavs limp to regular season ending loss vs. Raptors

Well, the playoffs are here, at least The Cleveland Cavaliers ended the regular season with a loss to the Toronto Raptors 98-83. Most expected the result, as Tyronn Lue opted to sit LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love in preparation for the playoffs. Unlike Monday’s night loss, the Cavaliers never had a chance in this one. Perhaps the most interesting, and important, outcome of the game was Tristan Thompson’s return to the court. The Canadian big man had been out with a thumb injury and it was heartening to see him back in uniform. The game was never really close. After a first...
Plain Dealer Apr 12, 2017
Tristan Thompson scores two early buckets vs. Toronto in return to Cavs lineup (video)

Tristan Thompson scores two early buckets vs. Toronto in return to Cavs lineup (video)

Tristan Thompson marked his return to the Cavs lineup with eight first-quarter points against Toronto.
Fear The Sword Apr 12, 2017
Cavs’ ‘Big Three’ out for regular season finale vs. Raptors

Cavs’ ‘Big Three’ out for regular season finale vs. Raptors

Tristan Thompson, though, will play. In the Cleveland Cavaliers’ regular season final against the Toronto Raptors, the team will rest LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love. Cavs coach Tyronn Lue updated the status of his star players during his pregame media availability. Tristan Thompson, though, will play after missing the team’s last four games with a thumb sprain. According to Cavs GM David Griffin, Thompson will wear a brace. This isn’t too much of a surprise. LeBron was already expected to sit and the Cavs have seem inclined to rest their stars since losing two games...
Plain Dealer Apr 12, 2017
Khloe Kardashian says she'd say yes if Tristan Thompson proposed (hint, hint)

Khloe Kardashian says she'd say yes if Tristan Thompson proposed (hint, hint)

"We both felt this strong energy," Kardashian told the ES Magazine of their first meeting. "I was like, oh this is such a nice, normal man -- the normalcy is what I was craving."

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