HoopsHype Tristan Thompson rumors

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

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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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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

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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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Midway through the third quarter of his first game with the Canadian national basketball team Tristan Thompson got the ball on the right side of the floor, faked left, drove right and took off for a dunk. He was met at the rim by Jamaica’s Samardo Samuels who got whistled for the foul. In itself it was a strong sequence as Thompson demonstrated he is a threat to go strong with his so-called weak hand. And then something remarkable happened: Thompson went to line, set up for his free throw and shot them right-handed as well – and a new phase in his basketball life began. “I think it’s the first time ever in NBA history,” Thompson said of the change, and he may be right. SportsNet

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