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Tyson Chandler already wants out of Phoenix

Veteran center Tyson Chandler signed a four-year, $52 million contract with the Phoenix Suns last summer. He was supposed to fill a major void inside for a team that had playoff aspirations. Since, things have not gone according to plan for either the player or the team. Phoenix entered Sunday’s action with a 19-50 record. Following a decent 8-9 start to the season, the Suns...
Via Sportsnaut
March 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Tristan Thompson stayed ready during contract negotiations

In his first address with the media since agreeing to a five-year, $82 million contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers, Tristan Thompson said he has spent the preseason “staying ready” both physically and mentally. “I’ve worked hard, put myself in this position and I’m happy (the contract) got taken care of,” said Thompson on Friday. “I’m just glad to be back with...
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October 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Cavs ink Tristan Thompson to five-year, $82 million contract

By Scott Sargent The long, national wait is over: The Cleveland Cavaliers have agreed to terms with free agent power forward Tristan Thompson. According to Chris Haynes of, the Cavs inked the 24-year old to a five-year, $85 million deal that makes him sixth-highest paid power forward in the league. #Cavs, Tristan Thompson agree to 5-year, $82 million deal, league...
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October 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Cavs reportedly took $80M offer to Tristan Thompson off the table

Sick of hearing about Tristan Thompson yet? This story won’t help. Larry Coon, whose website is essential reading for anyone hoping to make sense of the NBA’s collective bargaining agreement, today took part in a Q&A at Basketball Insiders. He answered one question about the stalemate between the Cavs and Tristan Thompson, and may have broken some news in the process. ...
Via Waiting For Next Year
October 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Does Tristan Thompson deserve a max contract?

Is Tristan Thompson worthy of a max contract? This has been one of the biggest questions in the NBA this summer, as Thompson is currently holding out from re-signing with the Cleveland Cavaliers, and asking for a whole lot of money. It honestly seems preposterous that this is even a discussion for a player who averaged 8.5 points per game last season. So why are we talking about...
Via The Sports Quotient
October 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Deadline passes; no deal between Cavs and Tristan Thompson

The impasse continues. The October 1, 11:59 p.m. deadline for Tristan Thompson to sign a one-year qualifying offer with the Cleveland Cavaliers has passed. He is still a restricted free agent. The Cavs can still offer him a contract, other teams can still offer him a contract, and the Cavs can still match any offer that he receives. The only real change is that the one-year, $6...
Via Waiting For Next Year
October 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Three teams would give max deal to Tristan Thompson

Tristan Thompson’s agent continues to play hardball with the Cleveland Cavaliers, with reports indicating that he claims there are three teams willing to give his client a max deal next summer. Rich Paul has taken an aggressive stance with the Cavaliers ever since Thompson reportedly rejected a five-year, $80 million deal. It is believed that due to the impasse, Thompson will...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
September 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Tristan Thompson won’t take below max from Cavs

By Darryn Albert Tristan Thompson continues to hold out for a new contract extension from the Cavaliers. After turning down a five-year, $80 million deal from the team earlier this offseason, it’s become clear that Thompson and agent Rich Paul are not budging. They want Cleveland to offer Thompson a max deal and are not intent on taking anything less. Now, it looks like a contingency...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Thompson contract likely being held up because of luxury tax

By Larry Brown 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...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Tristan Thompson reportedly wants max or near-max deal

By Darryn Albert 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 offseason. Thompson famously turned down a 4...
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 18, 2015  |  Discuss

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