HoopsHype Tristan Thompson rumors

July 11, 2014 Updates

I’m not promising a championship. I know how hard that is to deliver. We’re not ready right now. No way. Of course, I want to win next year, but I’m realistic. It will be a long process, much longer than it was in 2010. My patience will get tested. I know that. I’m going into a situation with a young team and a new coach. I will be the old head. But I get a thrill out of bringing a group together and helping them reach a place they didn’t know they could go. I see myself as a mentor now and I’m excited to lead some of these talented young guys. I think I can help Kyrie Irving become one of the best point guards in our league. I think I can help elevate Tristan Thompson and Dion Waiters. And I can’t wait to reunite with Anderson Varejao, one of my favorite teammates. Sports Illustrated

July 3, 2014 Updates

The Cavaliers sold Paul in the meeting on a core of Kyrie Irving, Andrew Wiggins, Paul's client, Tristan Thompson, three first-round picks in 2015 and significant salary-cap space. For James, Cleveland would be a homecoming, the reversal of his infamous decision four years go. Yahoo! Sports

June 30, 2014 Updates

The Cavs also can offer Tristan Thompson an extension, but they probably will wait another year. He is under contract for $5.1 million in 2014-15. In he summer of 2015, he'll be a restricted free agent. Thompson averaged 11.7 points and 9.2 rebounds, shooting .477 from the field. The Cavs want Thompson to concentrate more on his defense and rebounding. His offense remains raw, and at times, he forces shots. Cleveland Plain Dealer

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Joe Kotoch: Per league source Cavs look to trade Tristan Thompson. Key in probable trade is Cavs know Thompson requires a deal on par w/ Favors & Monroe Twitter @Probballdraft

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Mary Schmitt Boyer: Last summer, the Cavs offered the No. 1 pick, Tristan Thompson and Dion Waiters for Love and the Wolves weren't interested. Unfortunately for the Cavs, their best assets are guards, and the Wolves don't need guards. So I'm not sure they can pry away Love. Cleveland Plain Dealer

April 4, 2014 Updates

Brian Windhorst: I know Tristan has dreams of getting what Derrick Favors got [four years, $49 million]. I think that’s insane money for him. I think Tristan’s much better off getting paid $6 or $7 million a year, but he’s never going to agree to that. And if you agree to $10 million a year for him, you could really get burned. It’s going to be difficult when it comes to that, especially because he’s represented by the same people who represent LeBron. Now, if you know you’re getting LeBron, you’re like “I’ll give you $12 million a year. Hey, take $14 million a year. Whatever.” ESPN.com

February 19, 2014 Updates

What's the price? A young player who can help contribute to the team right now -- especially someone who can give them some much-needed depth on their front line. They'd love to get their hands on Kevin Love. But the Wolves would want much more than Barnes. The Pistons' Greg Monroe, the Sixers' Thaddeus Young, the Cavs' Tristan Thompson, the Nuggets Kenneth Faried, the Bucks' John Henson and the Raptors' Amir Johnson all intrigue the Warriors. Whether any of those teams are willing to give up that much to acquire Barnes remains to be seen. ESPN.com

February 1, 2014 Updates

As for the YouTube clip labeled "J.R. Smith Breaks Tristan Thompson's Ankles," Thompson wanted to clarify that he tripped on teammate Tyler Zeller's foot. Still, the clip of him falling has been shared often in the past tow days. "I was a social media star for a while there," Thompson joked. "But now that Kenneth Faried got dunked on (by Terrence Ross), I'm OK." Cleveland Plain Dealer

November 28, 2013 Updates

James, who has developed relationships with Irving and Thompson, was polite after the comfortable victory. When asked about Irving struggling, LeBron replied, "I think they're all all struggling, and it trickled down to him as well. He's an unbelievable talent, we all know that, but they're all struggling and trying to find exactly who their identity is offensively and defensively. If they get things in order, they have some really good pieces here and I know Mike is pushing them to get better. We'll see what happens." Bleacher Report

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September 19, 2013 Updates

The Cavaliers are expected to start Tristan Thompson at power forward and not use Bennett at small forward this season, a source said. It is possible that if center Andrew Bynum isn’t able to return from his lingering knee injury by season’s start that Bennett could become the starting power forward if Thompson moves to center. Yahoo! Sports

Luckily for Thompson, and perhaps the Cavs, he had a great opportunity to work on the switch in game conditions as the Canadians competed in the FIBA Americas Championship in Caracas, Venezuela. "It was picture perfect,'' Thompson said of the chance to compete at such a high level. "You can drill it. You can have dummy defense. But nothing's like the game. So I used that time to try to qualify and represent my country but also to gain game experience with the right hand. It was a great experience, getting 15 or 20 games under my belt with the right hand. It was a positive.'' Cleveland Plain Dealer

September 4, 2013 Updates
September 2, 2013 Updates

One of the more peculiar developments of the NBA offseason has been the switch of Cavaliers forward Tristan Thompson to become a right-handed shooter. Previously, the fellow Brampton, Ontario, native as No. 1 overall pick Anthony Bennett also shot with his left hand. Not anymore, as we’ve learned last month. Sunday afternoon, Rogers Sportsnet’s Michael Grange lit up the NBA world with this tweet: “Update: Tristan Thompson is now 29/37 (78%) FTs right-handed over nine games. Was 58% career as a lefty.” Waiting For Next Year

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