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Report: Tristan Thompson may be setting sights on Toronto in 2016

Reports and speculation are beginning to surface that if Tristan Thompson ends up playing with the Cleveland Cavaliers on a one-year, $6.9 million qualifying offer, he and his agent could be setting their sights on heading to the Toronto Raptors in 2016. Several factors come into play regarding how Thompson could end up in Canada, beginning with the fact that the 24-year-old was...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Is Rich Paul steering Tristan Thompson towards Toronto?

Most everything has gone smoothly for the Cleveland Cavaliers this summer. LeBron James re-signed. Kevin Love re-signed. Iman Shumpert re-signed, and James Jones did, too. Mo Williams returned to town and Matthew Dellavedova stuck around. The Cavs found a taker for Brendan Haywood’s contract.1 They signed Richard Jefferson to back up LeBron, and lured Sasha Kaun from Russia to...
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Mo Williams is bringing the goosey back to Cleveland

We’ll see Mo Williams back in a Cavaliers jersey soon. Per his Instagram page, an old friend has come back to Cleveland with him: the goosey. The goosey came back to the land with me A photo posted by Mo Williams (@mogotti25) on Aug 24, 2015 at 12:15pm PDT   The three-point celebration became synonymous with Mo during his first go-round with the Cavs from...
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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
9 days ago  |  Discuss

LeBron: Signing Tristan Thompson Cavs' 'No. 1 objective'

While the Cleveland Cavaliers front office has done an admirable job of upgrading the roster around LeBron James, the team’s de facto player-coach-general manager indicated Thursday that signing restricted free agent Tristan Thompson to a contract is the Cleveland Cavaliers’ “No. 1 objective right now.” “He’s a huge part of our team,” James said of Thompson, per...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Tristan Thompson Will Leave Cavaliers Next Year Without Max Deal

The negotiating stance of Tristan Thompson and his agent Rich Paul became a lot more heated with the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday, with Paul saying that unless Thompson received a max deal from the team, the forward would leave after the 2015-16 season. Canadian sportswriter Michael Grange released a pair of tweets on Monday that first stated Paul’s threat, while the second clarified...
Via Cavaliers Nation
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Tristan Thompson reportedly could take qualifying offer, leave Cavs in 2016

In the greatest stalemate on this side of Hayes vs. Tilden, restricted free agent Tristan Thompson continues to hold out for a new deal from the Cleveland Cavaliers. The 24-year-old forward, who was said to be seeking a max or near-max deal, is reportedly in a deadlock with the team, having made no real progress in contract talks since mid-July. Now, Thompson may seriously be considering...
Via Larry Brown Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Tristan Thompson to sign one year qualifying offer, become UFA in 2016

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 from LRMR) has told Toronto-based Sportsnet that Thompson is preparing to sign the one year qualifying offer...
Via Waiting For Next Year
18 days ago  |  Discuss

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

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 out, this story is one of the more interesting cases...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

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