Cleveland Cavaliers Rumors
Dexter Pittman: «LeBron doesn’t need to work so hard because God gave him all for basketball. LeBron is like Superman. Some years ago there were LeBron and Kobe, now he’s above everybody. He’s a great basketball teacher and if I speak a lot with my teammates is because he taught me how to read the game. Only Chris Paul is as intelligent as him; he sees what will happen before it happens.»
Ric Bucher: The expectacion is that Crawford could be going to a playoff team in the Eastern Conference somewhere later in the season [..] Chicago, Cleveland or a team that could use a little more perimeter shooting. But I’m definitely buying that the Clippers are interested in moving him now that they have Lance Stephenson in the fold.
There are rumblings that agent Rich Paul could deliver another client to his hometown team in the near future. Several league executives believe Canadian Tristan Thompson may head north to Toronto in the summer of 2016 if he signs his one-year, $6.8 million qualifying offer with the Cleveland Cavaliers. “I always thought he was going to end up (in Toronto) this year,” one Eastern Conference general manager told SheridanHoops. “There’s going to be so much money next year so I think he will get it.”
It’s also worth noting that Cory Joseph and Thompson are friends who have played together during their AAU, high school and college days. The rumblings I’ve detected are caused in part by the fact that both players are represented by Paul. With that in mind, there is the possibility that Thompson could reunite with Joseph in Toronto next summer as the next homecoming story under Paul’s watch.
“(The) Raptors will always have to overpay to keep or gather free agents,” one Western Conference executive told SheridanHoops. “I think he’s a $15 million player even with the new cap,” another Eastern Conference general manager told SheridanHoops. “He might be a good fit with Jonas Valanciunas,” a rival Eastern Conference general manager told SheridanHoops.