Tristan Thompson Rumors

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Tristan Thompson
Tristan Thompson
Position: F
Born: 03/13/91
Height: 6-9 / 2.06
Weight:225 lbs. / 102.1 kg.
Salary: $16,400,000
Cavs general manager Koby Altman is trying hard to shed the contracts of Tristan Thompson (two years, $36 million remaining) and J.R. Smith ($14.7 million next season, team option worth $15.6 million in 2019-20 with $3.8 million guaranteed), two players who were re-signed in large part because of LeBron’s omnipresent influence. They’re all represented by Rich Paul of Klutch Sports, who built the agency with a huge assist from James.
Question: Hello, I was wondering what would Cleveland have to give to L.A in order for it to land DeAndre Jordan? David Aldridge: The Clips are holding out for that Brooklyn first. Now, L.A. now has a 2018 first coming from Detroit in the Blake Griffin deal, so its desire for another 2018 first may not be as great as it was before last week. But what else does Cleveland have that you’d really want (Tristan Thompson, who would almost certainly be part of a Jordan deal in any iteration, aside)? The pressure on owner Dan Gilbert in Cleveland to jettison that pick to make a season/franchise/please-LeBron-don’t-leave-saving move is going to be enormous in the next 72 hours.
Storyline: DeAndre Jordan to Cavs?
Now in their fourth season since James returned, is mental fatigue taking a toll on the Cavs? Sam Amick: It’s a whole lot more complicated than the fatigue factor, and it has everything to do with the layers of dysfunction that the Cavs are battling. Cavs general manager Koby Altman is trying hard to shed the contracts of Tristan Thompson (two years, $36 million remaining) and J.R. Smith ($14.7 million next season, team option worth $15.6 million in 2019-20 with $3.8 million guaranteed), two players who were re-signed in large part because of LeBron’s omnipresent influence. They’re all represented by Rich Paul of Klutch Sports, who built the agency with a huge assist from James. As it pertains to the Cavs’ interest in the Clippers’ DeAndre Jordan, a person with knowledge of that situation said Cleveland continues to offer only its own first-round pick and this kind of unwanted money in those stalled negotiations. The person spoke to USA TODAY Sports on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the situation.
Storyline: Cavaliers Front Office
The Cleveland Cavaliers went back to their old starting lineup for Friday night’s game against the Indiana Pacers. Well, four of the the five starters from last season anyway. With Kyrie Irving gone, there’s nothing the Cavs can do about that final starting spot. With each player in a familiar and more comfortable role, the Cavs turned in an admirable defensive performance, much better than recent head-scratchers. “I think Kevin (Love) and Tristan (Thompson) worked really good together on the defensive end pulling the trigger big-big,” head coach Ty Lue said following the 115-108 win. “I thought we were able to blitz and then get a body on the big and Kevin would rotate to the opposite big.