Cleveland has been said to be willing to send two players for Williams
Why the Cavs Need a Center?
What can the Cavs do?
A Wheeler’s Opinion: Will it Work?
Will it work?
The Cavs have just lost 5 of their previous 6 games. And the Cavs should be worried
On paper even without Thomas and Rose, the Cavs are still the best team- at least in the Eastern Conference.
10 games into the regular season, are they really the best team in the East?
To get back into the win column, they needed a franchise record-tying 57 points from LeBron James against the Washington Wizards. However, the Cavs next lost to the lowly Atlanta Hawks who won, 117-115.
Now you tell this pundit on wheels, is that how a super team with LeBron James, Dwayne, Kevin Love and Derrick Rose, supposed to be playing? Losing to bad teams? Falling to a 4-6 record to open the season? Lagging way behind the standings in the East?
Follow-up question: How soon will it happen? Answer: It depends on how the Cavs will perform from here on.
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This is not your usual update this is a collaboration on what is the latest this month.
As per NBA cavs:
Tristan Thompson has not attended training camp and thus according to Cavs fans he has been out of the team as well, Some of the images of the Thompson around the Quicken loans arena have been removed apparently.
The Annual Wine and Gold Scrimmage Thompson didn’t show up as well . Here is a quote from NBA.
Tristan Thompson, who played well at power forward in Love’s absence during the playoffs, has not reported to training camp as he remains in a holdout for a long-term contract.
On Sunday, James called Thompson’s situation “a distraction” and urged both sides to reach an agreement.
Here is a video that was made last Oct 1, 2015 interview with Cavs GM David Griffin
Tristan Thompson is looking for a max contract of $94 million over 5 years but the Cleveland Cavaliers could only offer 80 million for 5 years.
If no deal is reached by the end of the week, Thompson may sign the Cavs’ one-year qualifying offer of $6.9 million to become an unrestricted free agent next year. His agent, Rich Paul, told ESPN last month that if Thompson signs the one-year qualifier, he will not re-sign with the Cavs long-term in 2016.
The Cavs’ position has been that they are offering a fair-market contract. The $16 million per year offer to Thompson, 24, would be in line with deals recently given to Draymond Green ($16.4 million annually) and Jonas Valanciunas ($16 million). It would be less than the $17.5 million per year that Enes Kanter, picked one spot ahead of Thompson in the 2011 draft, got from the Oklahoma City Thunder after he signed an offer sheet with the Portland Trail Blazers.
Sources said that the Cleveland Cavaliers have offered Tristan Thompson a five-year deal in the $75-80 million range.
But Thompson’s agent, Rich Paul, has indicated his client may sign a one-year qualifying offer. Then he becomes an unrestricted free agent in the summer of 2016 when the salary cap will increase by at least 30 percent.
A league source tells me that his agent, Rich Paul, has already made it clear to the Cleveland Cavaliers that Thompson will not sign a long-term deal unless it is a max deal. And otherwise, he is prepared to sign a one-year qualifying offer with the additional knowledge, according to the source, that Paul believes that he can get a max deal with the Raptors next summer. Tristan Thompson and the Cleveland Cavaliers have gone at it for almost two months now, and Rich Paul has let it be known that Thompson wants a max contract. On Monday evening, Ric Bucher reported that Thompson will not accept anything less.
The Canadian power forward is known for his hardwork but him and his agent are making that concept seem overrated. The team could very well use that money for a much better player than Thompson.
LeBron James did profess his love to Tristan Thompson by saying that the latter should be a Cavalier for life and David Blatt is also enamoured by the bigman’s ability, but Thompson comes with very obvious flaws. He’s a borderline average shotblocker and an awful offensive option.
A max contract for Thompson is worth over $94 million. Despite the fact that the salary cap is set to balloon next summer, that amount is extremely huge for Thompson’s true value and considering the impact that it does to the Cavaliers’ flexibility going forward, the deal appears to be unhealthy. Keep in mind that Dan Gilbert is already pouring out money to three separate maximum deals for LeBron James, Kyrie Irving, and Kevin Love.