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Could Tristan Thompson spurn the sophomore slump for the sophomore jump? As the Cleveland Cavaliers count down the days until they descend upon Cleveland Clinic Courts, one player who will be the subject of plenty of analysis is the second-year power forward.
Hoopsworld’s Stephen Brotherston lists Thompson as one of his six players who are “primed” for a breakout campagin in 2012-13 due to a combination of development and increased playing time.
“Rookie power forward Tristan Thompson was brought along quietly by the Cavaliers,” writes Brotherston, ”playing behind the two-time All-Star Antawn Jamison and in the shadow of first overall pick Kyrie Irving, but over the season, Thompson proved his game was getting better fast. Typical rookie season numbers of 8.2 points and 6.5 rebounds and a block in 23.5 minutes obscured his steadily increasing minutes and production.
The Cavaliers let Jamison leave in free agency to free up minutes for the fourth overall pick in 2011 draft and Thompso...
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Cavaliers draft pick Dion Waiters was given an invitation to dinner while signing autographs at an event near Syracuse. To the family’s surprise, he showed up-
“Waiters returned to Syracuse last weekend from his native Philadelphia with five cousins in tow. The whole Waiters’ crew appeared on the Mackeys’ doorstep Saturday evening and stayed until about 9 p.m. Waiters challenged...
I love Cleveland. They gave me a lot, I owe them a big one. [...] Basically, I just have to go back to playing my basketball. To be good, effective, to punish — everything I didn’t do last season. I need to go back to my old self. I know that the team brought more players on the wings, and everybody in Cleveland is good. But none of us is an All- Star. We don’t have Kobe or...
Tristan Thompson is the highest drafted Canadian-born player of all-time. After being selected by the Cavaliers last off-season, prior to inking his rookie deal due to the lockout, he did not play for Team Canada during international competition. Since then, the Canadians have appointed Steve Nash General Manager of their National Team. Jay Traino was also recently named Head Coach...
This is funny to me. I mean, it’s not like Boobie Gibson is a high profile player who would see an open shopping/trade session as disrespectful *cough* *cough* Boston…..
But sure enough, Cleveland denies any reports that they’re looking to ship out Gibson in exchange for salary relief. Or whatever entices them to be honest. Several teams have already revealed that the Cavs...
Cleveland Cavaliers sharp shooter Daniel “Boobie” Gibson came out to support the wifey Keyshia Cole at her latest album “Women to Women” listening party this past Wednesday.Keyshia has been kinda cold with the music, but I’m feeling her newest track “Enough Of No Love” feat Lil Wayne, looking forward to hearing her new album. The Blogs were talking about what Keyshia...