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WATCH: LeBron James Starts Yelling At Tristan Thompson On The Court At Halftime

The Cleveland Cavaliers are an interesting team. Firing the head coach of a conference leading team was certainly an peculiar move. The team is likely hoping it can do like Golden State buy hiring a former player without head coaching experience, Tyronn Lue, as the next head coach. As for whether he will be able to get the job done or not--the book is still out on that.It certaoinly...
Via FatManWriting
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Tristan Thompson stayed ready during contract negotiations

In his first address of the media since agreeing to a five-year, $82 million contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers, Tristan Thompson says he’s spent the preseason “staying ready,” both physically and mentally. “I’ve worked hard, put myself in this position and I’m happy (the contract) got taken care of,” said Thompson on Friday. “I’m just glad to be back with...
Via Waiting For Next Year
October 24, 2015  |  Discuss

DeMarcus Cousins surprised by how much money Thompson got

After a lengthy holdout, Tristan Thompson finally agreed to a new contract with the Cavaliers which will pay him a lot of money. Thompson originally turned down a proposed 4-year, $48 million extension last year. The decision worked out in Thompson's favor as he was able to secure an extra year and higher average annual value. Thompson's new deal will pay him $82 million over five...
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Cavs ink Tristan Thompson to five-year, $82 million contract

By Scott Sargent The long, national wait is over: The Cleveland Cavaliers have agreed to terms with free agent power forward Tristan Thompson. According to Chris Haynes of, the Cavs inked the 24-year old to a five-year, $85 million deal that makes him sixth-highest paid power forward in the league. #Cavs, Tristan Thompson agree to 5-year, $82 million deal, league...
Via Waiting For Next Year
October 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Cavs reportedly took $80M offer to Tristan Thompson off the table

Sick of hearing about Tristan Thompson yet? This story won’t help. Larry Coon, whose website is essential reading for anyone hoping to make sense of the NBA’s collective bargaining agreement, today took part in a Q&A at Basketball Insiders. He answered one question about the stalemate between the Cavs and Tristan Thompson, and may have broken some news in the process....
Via Waiting For Next Year
October 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Does Tristan Thompson deserve a max contract?

Is Tristan Thompson worthy of a max contract? This has been one of the biggest questions in the NBA this summer, as Thompson is currently holding out from re-signing with the Cleveland Cavaliers, and asking for a whole lot of money. It honestly seems preposterous that this is even a discussion for a player who averaged 8.5 points per game last season. So why are we talking about...
Via The Sports Quotient
October 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Deadline passes; no deal between Cavs and Tristan Thompson

The impasse continues. The October 1, 11:59 p.m. deadline for Tristan Thompson to sign a one-year qualifying offer with the Cleveland Cavaliers has passed. Tristan Thompson failed to pick up the Cavs' $6.8 million qualifying offer by the 11:59 p.m. ET deadline per league source. — Dave McMenamin (@mcten) October 2, 2015   He is still a restricted free agent. The Cavs...
Via Waiting For Next Year
October 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Three teams would give max deal to Tristan Thompson

Tristan Thompson’s agent continues to play hardball with the Cleveland Cavaliers, with reports indicating that he claims there are three teams willing to give his client a max deal after the 2015-16 NBA season. Rich Paul, who has taken an aggressive stance with the Cavaliers ever since Thompson reportedly rejected a five-year, $80 million deal. It is believed that due to the...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
September 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Tristan Thompson won’t take below max from Cavs

    In a saga that is dragging out longer than the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise (RIP Wes Craven), restricted free agent Tristan Thompson continues to hold out for a new contract extension from the Cavaliers. After turning down a five-year, $80 million deal from the team earlier this offseason, it’s become clear that Thompson and agent Rich Paul are not budging. They...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Thompson contract likely being held up because of luxury tax

    One of the biggest questions in the NBA this summer is what will happen with Tristan Thompson. The Cavaliers forward rejected a $52 million contract extension during the season and is widely believed to be seeking a max contract. The latest report said there was a stalemate in negotiations between the two sides, and that’s not because the Cavaliers do NOT want Thompson...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 19, 2015  |  Discuss

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