NBA Rumors: Is Rich Paul steering Tristan Thompson toward Toronto in 2016?

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Blame Canada?

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J.R. Smith says he’s officially back with the Cleveland Cavaliers

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J.R. Smith says he’s back with the Cavaliers. He states — underneath a lovely beach picture — that he opted out of his contract to “understand the landscape,” but ultimately decided to come back to the Cavaliers. That landscape has yielded a two-year deal – including a no-trade clause – with the first year worth

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LeBron James on Tristan Thompson: “We need him back.”

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On Thursday afternoon, after announcing that he would help provide full-ride scholarships to the University of Akron for students who complete his charitable organization’s mentoring program, LeBron James spoke briefly about something more important than the futures of hundreds of children: basketball. While at Cedar Point amusement park in Sandusky, Ohio — where the LeBron

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Kevin Love will be back on court in 7-to-10 days

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Tristan Thompson may be at an impasse with the Cleveland Cavaliers, but their frontcourt will soon have another healthy body as Ramona Shelburne of ESPN has reported that Cavs forward Kevin Love will be back on the court in 7-to-10 days. Recovering from a left shoulder injury sustained in the opening round of the Eastern

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Superstitions, Qualifying Offers, and Swan Songs: While We’re Waiting

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Happy Tuesday, WFNY! As I arrived to my office on Monday morning, I turned off the podcast I was listening to and I flipped on the local sports talk station. It was Mike and Mike on ESPN Radio, and they happened to be talking to Joe Thomas. “Oh, cool!”, I thought. So I sat in

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Tristan Thompson’s free agency power play might work – WFNY Podcast – 2015-08-11

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After starting the week with some Indians and Browns talk, I went back at it for some Cavs talk. This time, the topic at hand was Rich Paul and his big client Tristan Thompson in their quest for a 2015 max contract. Are you subscribed to iTunes yet? WHY NOT? Click here for a direct

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Report: Tristan Thompson considering one-year qualifying offer, could become UFA in 2016

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Earlier on Monday, Brian Windhorst noted that there was “no real progress” made between Cleveland Cavaliers restricted free agent forward Tristan Thompson and the team since the second week of July when free agency opened. However, in a shift, Rich Paul (Thompson’s agent at LRMR) has told Toronto-based Sportsnet that Thompson is preparing to sign

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“No real progress” in Cavs’ contract talks with Tristan Thompson

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Tristan Thompson’s deal was once thought to be imminent, but here we sit well into August and the impactful power forward remains unsigned. Brian Windhorst is talking about it at ESPN today with the latest intel on the situation both from the Cavs perspective and that of Thompson and his management. As Windy eloquently points

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Humid thoughts on the Cavs: While We’re Waiting

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Happy Tuesday, WFNY! Man, what a crazy year this has been in terms of the weather. I know not everyone who reads this lives in NE Ohio. That’s ok, I don’t live there either. But I always assume the weather in Cleveland is more or less the same as it is here in Columbus. And,

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Beyond money, Sasha Kaun is interested in winning with the Cavaliers

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You can’t teach height. That’s not only one of the most hackneyed basketball cliches known to human kind, it’s also absolutely 100% true. The Cavaliers could always use some more height, thus the signing of Kendrick Perkins for the stretch run a season ago. As Perkins still sits unsigned in NBA free agency, the Cavaliers

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The return of Panthro and Tristan’s lingering deal: While We’re Waiting

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Happy Tuesday WFNY! All in all, I’d say it’s been a pretty solid week since last Tuesday. Kevin Love agreed to return, Iman Shumpert is locked up, and now even Mo Williams is back! I don’t really know what to make of this return from Mo. On the one hand, from a purely sentimental aspect,

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Cavaliers on verge of shattering NBA's luxury tax record

With Wednesday’s flurry of long-term contracts, fans of the Cleveland Cavaliers now have a clearer picture of what the team will look like during the 2015-16 season. As many hoped, it will look very much like the team that finished last regular season on a 33-3 tear, thanks in no small part to Dan Gilbert’s

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Dan Gilbert walking the walk after talking the talk

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Two hundred thirty million dollars. That is the approximate amount of money Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert shelled out in player contracts just on day one of NBA free agency. The Cavs reportedly agreed with forward Kevin Love on a five-year, $110 million deal and guard Iman Shumpert on a four-year, $40 million contract, are near agreement with

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Waiting to Exhale: While We’re Waiting…

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Good morning, Blawg Pound. I’m coming to you on this Thursday morning on the road from my second home, Columbus! Of course, it’s for work travel, but I’ve been able to hit up some of the delicious food choices that I don’t get in Northeast Ohio. Anyhow, enough small talk because OH MY GOD KEVIN

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Cavs reportedly nearing $80 million deal with Tristan Thompson

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It’s starting to get real, guys. Kevin Love declared today that he would stay in Cleveland, and word is that the Cavs are growing closer to locking up Tristan Thompson (on Canada Day, no less!) to a long-term, big money deal. From ESPN’s Marc Stein: The deal is assumed to be for five years. $80

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Happy Canada Day (and NBA Free Agency)! While We’re Waiting…

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Happy Wednesday Canada Day, Blawg Pound! We rarely speak of our neighbors to the north, which I suppose is a compliment more than anything — weird neighbors always get talked about more than the nice ones, don’t they? I’ve not visited Canada in years, and I’ve not seen nearly as much of the country as I’d like;

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Yes, Tristan Thompson can sign a five-year deal with Cleveland

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The Collective Bargaining Agreement of any sports league is very difficult to understand. This is why many sports agents are millionaires themselves, and teams have cadres of lawyers and analysts working with their on-field operations departments. If these people spend their entire careers working on these topics, it’s certainly not going to be easy for the

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Cleveland Sports Offseason Instagram Update

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It is the offseason for many of Cleveland’s favorite local athletes and with offseasons come extremely inflated use of social media channels such as Instagram. Here’s a look at what some of your favorite Cavaliers and Browns players have been up to while the rest of us casually plug along at our usual nine-to-five. Captioned

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It won’t be easy for the Cavaliers to acquire Dwyane Wade

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With the playoffs over and the draft upon us, it’s officially silly season time again in the NBA. While the summer of 2015 isn’t likely to be as earth-shattering for the Cleveland Cavaliers as last July, there are still an awful lot of decisions to make. Just three weeks ago, I wrote an FAQ on

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Have a Good Night, Everybody: Warriors-Cavaliers, Game 6, Behind the Box Score

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Golden State Warriors 105 Cleveland Cavaliers 97 Box Score Warriors win NBA Finals, 4-2 In the hours before Game 6 at Quicken Loans Arena, it started to set in. It was already there, but as the sun set and tipoff drew nearer, it became more pronounced. The tingles in the fingers. The restlessness in the

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