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May 27, 2015 Updates
May 26, 2015 Updates

Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love can travel with the team for the remainder of the postseason after having his left shoulder re-evaluated, general manager David Griffin confirmed to ESPN.com. Love traveled to New York to have the shoulder looked at by Dr. David Altchek last week while the Cavs were in Atlanta for Games 1 and 2 of the Eastern Conference finals against the Hawks, Griffin said. ESPN.com

Altchek, who performed the season-ending surgery on Love's dislocated left shoulder at the end of April, said the All-Star forward also can stop wearing the sling he's used to stabilize it for the past month. ESPN.com

Serena Winters: This morning on @TheHerd, @ESPN_Colin said he talked to his 2 best NBA sources about rumors surrounding Kevin Love leaving CLE. Response: "There is a real feeling even amongst LeBron & others they don't know what he's (Kevin Love) going to do." (@ESPN_Colin on @TheHerd) Twitter @SerenaWinters

Thompson will be a restricted free agent at the end of the season. The Cavaliers will have the right to match any offer he receives out on the open market, and I'm told Paul will aggressively do his due diligence in finding the right situation business-wise and basketball-wise. Cleveland Plain Dealer

Multiple times James declined to elaborate on what it would mean for the organization to secure the services of Thompson long-term. The four-time MVP refused to go there. That is, until now. "Tristan should probably be a Cavalier for his whole career," James said on Monday after practice. "There's no reason why he shouldn't. This guy is 24 years old. He's played in 340-plus straight games, and he's gotten better every single season. It's almost like, 'What more can you ask out of a guy?'" Cleveland Plain Dealer

The respect and admiration for his old-school style of play has increased dramatically in recent weeks, internally and externally. "I appreciate the compliment, if that's a compliment, from LeBron," Thompson said. "But I'm just here to work. Just coming to work, do what the team asks from me, whether it's on the court, off the court, in the community, and just be a professional." Cleveland Plain Dealer

He's no Sam Dalembert. Longtime Toronto-based journalist Michael Grange, who currently works for Rogers Sportsnet, described how Thompson immediately fit in with the Canadian national team without wanting star treatment. "There's always been a little bit of a concern [pro players] are used to playing roles but want to branch out from their NBA team," Grange said. "Like Sam Dalembert, he wanted to come back and play for the national team and all of a sudden he wanted to be Shaq [Shaquille O'Neal]. He wanted to get 30 touches and they're like, 'No, Sam, just f-----g get some rebounds and block shots.' "And Tristan, I don't know if there was anxiety about that, but I was a little curious of if he was going to come to the national team and all of a sudden want to play stretch 4. But the amazing part about him was he just f-----g played his ass off. ESPN.com

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