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Report: LeBron won't negotiate with Cavs until Thompson is signed

While many star players are doing recruiting this summer on behalf of their teams, LeBron James has not joined the ranks. That is because James himself is a free agent after opting out of his contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers. James is widely expected to sign a new contract to stay with the Cavs, but...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Is Tristan Thompson Worth a Max Contract?

The NBA free agency period has officially begun, and there have been reports that young free-agent forward Tristan Thompson and the Cleveland Cavaliers are far apart on contract negotiations. The 24-year-old spent most of the season coming off the bench for the Cavs, but was thrust into the starting lineup after Kevin Love had his arm ripped out of its socket by Kelly Olynyk...
Via Cavaliers Nation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Cavaliers and Tristan Thompson still apart on contract extension

The Cleveland Cavaliers have been very busy since the start of free agency. The Cavs have already signed Kevin Love and Iman Shumpert to contract extensions and next on the list is forward Tristan Thompson. On Wednesday, it was reported that the Cavs and Thompson agreed on a contract extension for $80 million over five years. Well now it looks like they are nowhere near finalizing...
Via No Guts, No Glory
2 days ago  |  Discuss

10 Free Agents the Cleveland Cavaliers Could Target with the Mid-Level Exception

Cleveland Cavaliers General Manager David Griffin began the free agency season by offering predictably lucrative free agent contracts to Kevin Love, Tristan Thompson and Iman Shumpert. With the strong likelihood that LeBron James will soon be signing back with the team, the Cavaliers’ best options to go out and sign a new free agent recruit is likely limited to the taxpayer’s...
Via Cavaliers Nation
3 days ago  |  Discuss

With Kevin Love retained, the Cavs can take care of LeBron

The notion of “taking care of a player” most commonly refers to a generous financial package. It also refers to the attempt to surround him with the right players. In the case of LeBron James, the Cleveland Cavaliers have taken care of him in a third way: They’ve put themselves in position to make LeBron’s physical workload a lot lighter than it’s been in the past. The...
Via Crossover Chronicles
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Reports: Kevin Love, Tristan Thompson returning to Cavs

When Kevin Love sustained a season-ending shoulder injury, NBA fans and analysts alike wondered if his tenure with the Cleveland Cavaliers had finished, too. That’s not the case, however. Via an article on The Players Tribune, Love shared he will return to the Cleveland Cavaliers for the 2015-16 season: “I’m going back to Cleveland. After Game 1 of the NBA Finals, that’s...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Cavs News: Cavs Extend Qualifying Offers to Thompson, Shumpert and Dellavedova

Three more expected moves by the Cleveland Cavaliers were confirmed on Tuesday with news reported by the Cleveland Plain Dealer of qualifying offers being extended to the trio of Tristan Thompson, Iman Shumpert and Matthew Dellavedova. All three are now restricted free agents, with Cleveland having the option to match any outside offer the players receive. The qualifying offers...
Via Cavaliers Nation
5 days ago  |  Discuss

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

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 average fan to understand...
Via Waiting For Next Year
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Can The Cavaliers Afford $70m To Re-Sign Tristan Thompson?

The Cleveland Cavaliers had a fabulous run to the NBA Finals and put on a great show despite missing two of their All-Star starters, so it shouldn’t have come as a surprise that general manager David Griffin has been insisting he is bringing everyone back for next season. This same group would easily be favored…
Via Pro Bball Report
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Tristan Thompson reportedly wants max or near-max deal

The Cleveland Cavaliers just lost to the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals, and now they may have another problem on their hands. According to Cavs insider Bob Finnan of the Port Clinton News-Herald, Tristan Thompson’s agent has “let it be known” that his client will seek a max-deal or close to it this...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

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