Pre-season basketball just needs to end. There might be a real basketball game to talk about. Alas, this is what we’ve got. Tristan Thompson was being very strange in a pre-game interview with FSO reporter Allie Clifton. He might have been fulfilling a dare or a bet or doing some kind of inside joke that
Cleveland Cavaliers head coach David Blatt announced that LeBron James will sit out tonight’s preseason game versus the Milwaukee Bucks. James will sit out tonight to rest, but he will play the preseason game tomorrow in Cincinnati versus the Indiana Pacers. He is resting because of the back-to-back games and not because of an injury. Shawn
Power forward or center, Tristan Thompson’s gonna get paid.
Amid a busy weekend in NBA salary news, the Denver Nuggets snuck in a late-night surprise on Sunday. They reached agreement with 2011 draft pick Kenneth Faried on a five-year $60 million extension. No news is complete without some degree of uncertainty. And many have brought up how the deal, first reported by Yahoo! Sports’
One of the more infuriating things about watching Tristan Thompson play down low has been the piling on of pump fakes. Obviously it is important to pump fake at times, but it always felt like Tristan Thompson would find himself in a situation where it was a nervous tic more than even a fake. In
That the Cleveland Cavaliers are looking to add a rim-protecting center to their roster is no secret. That the Indiana Pacers could potentially part with Roy Hibbert, however, will turn a few heads. Rumors are circulating that Hibbert (who has long been mentioned in rumor mills) could be on the move, and that the Cavs
Talk about a small-ball lineup. Tristan Thompson could be Cleveland’s starting center.
Is Tristan Thompson about to be one highly-paid reserve power forward?
LeBron James’ teammate Kyrie Irving recently accepted his challenge. This time around, it’s the four-time MVP accepting the challenges passed to him from such notables like Kevin Durant, Kevin Hart and Cavs in-house DJ Steph Floss. Are there many other celebrities in the world who could pass an Ice Bucket Challenge to the President of
Analyzing the statistics on the soon-to-be-acquired power forward Where does Kevin Love rank in the NBA’s elite class? Confidently, I’d say he’s a top-12 player. In case you haven’t done this exercise in a while, it is indeed very difficult to rank NBA players. We know pretty well that the top three are LeBron James,
Is it possible that Tristan Thompson’s best asset is being represented by LeBron James’ childhood friend Rich Paul? Consensus around the league (as iterated by Brian Windhorst in his latest appearance with Bill Simmons) is that Thompson, the Cavs’ starting power forward for the last three seasons, is in line for quite a pay day
And you thought that the Cleveland Cavaliers were done with lightning-rod debates for the summer? No, my friend, they are just getting started. During the four days since LeBron James’ letter, Twitter has been on fire with all sorts of takes on the potential for a trade for Minnesota Timberwolves star Kevin Love. To get a sense
It’s my day so that means it’s Friday. It was a fun sports week guys, so let’s go! ***** First of all HUGE shoutout to #CavsTwitter who put up with me last night at the draft party. I’m more a part of #BrownsTwitter but it was fun to hang with all the folks I knew
David Griffin has not shied away from the fact that his roster is due for some significant retooling this offseason. One player that could be traded due to a lack of fit moving forward is fourth-year power forward Tristan Thompson. Joe Kotoch of Probasketballdraft.com reports that this is a very real possibility. His veteran post
While everyone awaits the opening of the NBA’s contract extension window with regard to Cleveland and Kyrie Irving, the All-Star point guard’s teammate—and “buddy ball” partner—Tristan Thompson may very well find himself on the opposite end of that discussion. In a recent chat on FOX Sports Ohio, NBA writer Sam Amico wrote that he believes
This will be the first in a few posts from me about my post-season Cavalier thoughts. Before I dive in, be sure to check out the great work from Ben, Andrew, and Jacob in their varying post-season thoughts and breakdowns. It was only this past weekend that I sat down and watched the majority of
Talk about a boring game. But boring in the best way ever. The Cavaliers were ready to play from the start in this one, and they never let up as they absolutely crushed the Magic by a 119-98 score. This one had a little bit of everything and everyone. Kyrie Irving came back and played
The Cavaliers started out playing great basketball on both ends of the court. In the 3rd quarter they extended the lead to 18 points at 81-63. Then they turned the offense switch to the “Off” position, and with with just under 7 minutes remaining in the game, Greivis Vasquez hit a three point shot to
Turmoil often leads to reaction. You can attempt to rectify your prior poor decisions with new ones, but oftentimes this is analogous to doubling down at a blackjack table in hopes of catching a hot hand. We often expect things to simply work out. Our decisions that were, at the time, supported by well-thought and careful
If the Cavaliers have done one thing consistently this season, it’s give fans anxiety with their inability to handle any sort of success. They came out in this home matchup against the Utah Jazz incredibly flat on offense and slow on defense. Then, the Utah Jazz started missing and they never stopped for the rest