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Broken Glass: Tristan Thompson Tipped Over The Hawks One Rebound At A Time

The offensive rebound fell out of vogue in the NBA years ago. The Spurs made a dynasty out of stressing transition defense over hammering the offensive glass — among other things. It’s a copycat league: coaching staffs around the NBA emulate “the Spurs way,” with many teams — including Atlanta and coach Mike Budenholzer — hiring former assistants in San Antonio. No...
Via Crossover Chronicles
2 days ago  |  Discuss

LeBron gives praise to teammate Tristan Thompson

Tristan Thompson has done a yeoman’s job of filling in for Kevin Love since the Cavaliers forward suffered a postseason-ending shoulder injury during the team’s first-round series against the Boston Celtics. In his past five games, Thompson has averaged 11.2 points, 12 rebounds and 2 blocks while playing 41 minutes. Perhaps best of all for...Read More The post LeBron James stumps...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Tristan Thompson Bloodies Timofey Mozgov's Nose During Pregame Warm-ups

The Cleveland Cavaliers are having their way with the Atlanta Hawks during the Eastern Conference Finals, but there is certainly no reason to make the task any harder than it needs to be. After all, you never know who you could really need in the next round.So maybe the next time the team is going through pregame warm-ups Timofey Mozgov will just let Tristan Thompson throw down his...
Via FatManWriting
5 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Kyrie Irving asked about LeBron as father figure

An awkwardly surreal scene played out when a reporter asked Kyrie Irving about the way in which LeBron James serves as a father figure for the Cleveland Cavaliers. After Irving appeared to misinterpret the inquiry — which would have made it less uncomfortable — the Cavaliers point guard completely disputed the notion that he views...Read More The post Awkward: Kyrie Irving asked...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Motors never stop in driving the Cavs into Eastern Conference Finals

“Obviously we don’t get this win without 13 and 17 from this guy [pointing at Thompson] and 19 [pointing at Dellavedova] and just how in-tuned they were from the start,” declares LeBron James about the importance of Tristan Thompson and Matthew Dellavedova to the Cleveland Cavaliers in their Game 6 victory over the Chicago Bulls. These two players were, at many times in the...
Via Waiting For Next Year
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Tristan Thompson to start Game 2 vs. Bulls

Following the horrendous first quarter in the Cleveland Cavaliers’ Game 1 loss to the Chicago Bulls, David Blatt has decided to shake up the starting lineup for Game 2 Wednesday night. According to Chris Haynes of the Northeast Ohio Media Group, Tristan Thompson will start at power forward for the Cavaliers Wednesday night against the Bulls with their projected starting lineup...
Via Waiting For Next Year
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Cavalier Film Room: The Tristan Papercuts

During Game 3, Tristan Thompson continued to fill his role as bench energy guy and crunch time performer for the wine and gold. If you’ve listened to Boston coach Brad Stevens’ post game press conferences, he’s mentioned his frustration with Thompson’s activity nearly as much as any member of the Big Three. Today, we’re going to take a look at some of the winning plays...
Via Waiting For Next Year
April 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Tristan Thompson finishes fifth in Sixth Man of the Year voting

After dealing with Cleveland fans debating his worth four three-plus seasons, Cavalier power forward Tristan Thompson silenced some doubters on Monday afternoon with news that he finished fifth in 2014-15 Sixth Man of the Year voting. Receiving six second-place votes and 15 third-place votes, Thompson finished behind Toronto’s Lou Williams and three others in getting recognition...
Via Waiting For Next Year
April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Tristan Thompson turned down $52 million extension?

The future of Tristan Thompson with the Cleveland Cavaliers remains in question after Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports quoted league sources in saying that Thompson turned down a $52 million, four-year contract extension with the team. The 6’10” Thompson, who is a restricted free agent after this season, is currently making just over $4 million per season in the final...
Via Cavaliers Nation
January 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Watch: Cavs' Tristan Thompson kisses sideline reporter

Last we checked in on Tristan Thompson, he was deciding if he should shoot jumpers with his right hand or left, a somewhat odd dilemma to be having at the NBA level. While he may have been indecisive on how to shoot, that indecisiveness seems to not carry over to his on camera persona where he basically just went for it by planting a smooch on sideline reporter Allie Clifton. As...
Via Awful Announcing
October 17, 2014  |  Discuss

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