Tristan Thompson RUMORS & NEWS

  • Cavs GM David Griffin hopeful of eventually signing Thompson, wants to better use Love next season

    Akron Beacon Journal "Cavs general manager David Griffin is hopeful a deal with Tristan Thompson will eventually be struck, although it’s clear the sides remain apart, he believes there are more opportunities to use Kevin Love’s skillset within the offense and he’d like to find a wing to back up LeBron James and ease..." July 13

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    Ethan J. Skolnick @EthanJSkolnick

    David Griffin says he doesn't have timetable on closing deal with Tristan Thompson, though he thinks they will get something done

  • T.J. Ford congratulates Tristan Thompson for re-signing with Cavaliers. Does he know something?

    Pro Basketball Talk "Last I saw, Tristan Thompson and the Cavaliers were apart in contract negotiations. But former NBA point guard T.J. Ford – who, like Thompson, played at Texas – apparently has different information: Did Ford just break this news? Or is he misinformed? My eyes are peeled for more Thompson..." July 06

  • Report: LeBron won't talk to Cavs until they re-sign Thompson

    Sporting News "Just when it seemed the Cavaliers could rest easy, the team got hit with another curveball. LeBron James has decided not to talk to the Cavs about a new deal until the team re-signs Tristan Thompson, according to ESPN’s Brian Windhorst. James and Thompson both have Rich Paul as an..." July 04

  • Tristan Thompson wasn't striking a deal until Draymond Green was off the board

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Cleveland Cavaliers wasted little time knocking out a couple of free-agent priorities on July 1, the first day of free-agency. The franchise is executing its plan of attack. General Manager David Griffin and his front office staff are working tirelessly. However, restricted free agent..." July 03

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    Chris Haynes @ChrisBHaynes

    Not a vast gap between Tristan Thompson and #Cavs, I'm told. No animosity, it's just part of the process. Striking deal ongoing.

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    Brian Windhorst @WindhorstESPN

    After progress was made yesterday, Cavs & Tristan Thompson are currently still apart on contract talks, sources told ESPN.

  • Report: Cavaliers, Tristan Thompson close to $80 million-plus deal

    CBS Sports "It was obvious that Tristan Thompson was going to get a huge contract this summer. On the first day of free agency, the Cleveland Cavaliers are ready to pay up, according to ESPN's Marc Stein and Brian Windhorst: Thompson exploded on the national stage during the playoffs, dominating the..." July 02

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    ESPN sources tell @WindhorstESPN & I that Cavs and Tristan Thompson are nearing agreement on deal that will pay the RFA in excess of $80 mil

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    ESPN sources tell @WindhorstESPN & I that Cavs and Tristan Thompson are nearing agreement on deal that will pay the RFA in excess of $80 mil

  • LeBron James says Tristan Thompson should 'be a Cavalier his entire career,' but it's going to cost them

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Leading up to the Oct. 31 rookie scale extension deadline at the beginning of the season, Cavaliers All-Star forward LeBron James was mute. His teammate, Tristan Thompson, was eligible for an extension that never transpired and the two share the same agent – Rich Paul of Klutch Sports Group..." May 26

  • Subtle changes in his game have led to the emergence of Tristan Thompson

    Fear The Sword "The Cleveland Cavaliers seem to have a monopoly on undersized centers with ugly offensive games, impressive offensive rebounding numbers, and versatile defense. If watching Tristan Thompson this season has given you a sense of deja vu, that this is a movie we have seen before, you aren't alone...." May 25

  • Tristan Thompson is headed for a massive payday

    CBS Sports "Tristan Thompson doesn't have to be this good. Thompson, drafted by the Cavaliers in 2011, has developed into a major impact player for the Cavaliers. Coming off the bench this season, Thompson had as much of an impact as any 6th Man of the Year candidate, and did so in meaningful ways,..." May 15

  • Tristan Thompson to start for Cavaliers in Game 2 against Bulls

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "In an attempt to split the series at home, Cavaliers coach David Blatt will start Tristan Thompson in Game 2 against the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday, league sources informed Northeast Ohio Media Group. Sources spoke on the condition of anonymity. Thompson will make his first postseason start at..." May 06

  • Report: Tristan Thompson turned down 4-year, $52 million extension

    CBS Sports "Tristan Thompson, who is represented by LeBron James' agent, Rich Paul, chose not to accept a four-year, $52 million extension proposed by the Cleveland Cavaliers before the Oct. 31 deadline, according to Yahoo Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski: James is the biggest reason Klutch Sports exists, and..." January 14

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    Bob Finnan @BobCavsinsider

    #Cavs owner Dan Gilbert said he'd like to sign Tristan Thompson long term. "I don't think that's any secret," he said.

  • Tristan Thompson negotiations reportedly stall after Cavs' forward asks for $12 million per season

    SB Nation "Contract extension negotiations between the Cleveland Cavaliers and big man Tristan Thompson have stalled, according to ESPN's Brian Windhorst. The Cavs and Thompson have until Oct. 31 to come to an agreement on an extension. The 23-year-old is reportedly seeking a deal worth about $12 million..." October 28

  • Cavs' talks with Thompson stall

    ESPN "After a summer and fall of good feelings, the Cleveland Cavaliers are facing their first bit of tension involving LeBron James because of contract extension talks with teammate Tristan Thompson. The Cavs and Thompson have stalled in negotiations, sources told, with a Friday deadline..." October 27

  • Cavs facing complicated decision in choosing between Anderson Varejao and Tristan Thompson for starting center

    Akron Beacon Journal "When David Blatt was discussing the merits of choosing between Anderson Varejao and Tristan Thompson as his starting center, he dismissed much of the debate by declaring “it probably doesn’t make a big difference.” On the court, he might be right. Both players are similar rebounding machines,..." October 06

  • Tristan Thompson Seeking Extension Worth $11M Per Season

    Real GM Basketball "Tristan Thompson will seek a contract that begins at $11 million per season. The Cleveland Cavaliers have not yet engaged Thompson on an extension. " September 23

  • Thompson, Waiters Part Of Cavs Preliminary Trade Talk

    Hoops Rumors "The Cavs have had “exploratory” trade discussions involving Tristan Thompson and Dion Waiters with another team in the lottery that’s looking to move up, tweets Sam Amico of Fox Sports Ohio. Amico wrote earlier this week that either the Bucks or the Sixers had inquired with Cleveland about..." June 05

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    Jason Lloyd @JasonLloydABJ

    Mike Brown believes both Tristan Thompson (ankle) and Anderson Varejao (knee) will be available tonight vs Rockets

  • Led by Thompson, Varejao, rebounding will be strong

    The News-Herald "The Cavaliers have some lofty expectations this season when it comes to attacking the glass. With Tristan Thompson and Anderson Varejao in the starting lineup, they have two players who possess a relentless style of rebounding. “We should be one of the top rebounding teams in the league,”..." October 28

  • Cavaliers exercise contract options on Irving, Thompson, Waiters, Zeller

    Inside Hoops "The Cleveland Cavaliers announced today that the team has exercised the fourth-year options on guard Kyrie Irving and forward Tristan Thompson as well as the third-year options on guard Dion Waiters and center Tyler Zeller. Irving was the first overall pick in the 2011 draft by the Cavaliers..." October 24

  • Irving, Thompson lead Cavaliers to 104-93 victory over 76ers

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Cavaliers coach Mike Brown said the competition between small forwards Alonzo Gee and Earl Clark was even heading into Monday's night's exhibition game against the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday night at Value City Arena. Then Clark sat out and Gee scored 14 points with two rebounds two assists..." October 22

  • Tristan Thompson's cloudy future in Cleveland

    SB Nation "For most rebuilding teams a No. 4 overall pick is a scarce commodity a player whose strengths and weaknesses you take into consideration when building the rest of your roster in order to put him in the best position to succeed. But when you have four top-four picks in three seasons like the..." October 08

  • Thompson hoping to break through

    ESPN "What does an NBA team that wants to get to the playoffs need? Two No. 1 overall picks in three years? The Rookie of the Year? Two All-Stars? A new head coach? Experienced players that have played for their national teams? The Cleveland Cavaliers' roster has every ingredient needed to fulfill..." September 05

  • Cavs' Tristan Thompson makes right-handed debut for Canada

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "For his entire life Tristan Thompson has shot the basketball left-handed. He golfs left-handed too. He eats with his left hand as well. Other things he’s done with his right hand. He throws a football with his right hand. Throws a baseball with his right. Now he’s trying basketball with his..." August 12

  • Tristan Thompson is going from a lefty, to a righty

    Sportsnet "When it comes to representing his country Tristan Thompson is determined to do things the right way. Literally. The burgeoning Canadian NBA star a left-handed shooter for his entire basketball career has decided to use his right hand to shoot jump shots and free throws. The unusual –..." August 10

  • Report: Wolves reject Cavs' offer of two players, No. 1 pick for Love

    CBS Sports "Minnesota Timberwolves power forward Kevin Love can opt out of his contract with the team in 2015. He's also the best power forward in the NBA when he isn't breaking his hand doing knuckle pushups. His rare blend of dominating performances on the glass with deadly perimeter scoring makes him a..." June 26

  • Cavs forward Tristan Thompson a big backer of Canadian basketball

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Cavaliers forward Tristan Thompson recently spent a day in Toronto participating in "Healthy Me'' Week and running a clinic at a YMCA to promote physical activity. He will be hosting one of the Cavs overnight basketball camps at Baldwin Wallace from July 7-11. Those are the sorts of..." June 23

  • Tristan Thompson emerging as a leader for Cleveland Cavaliers

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "One unexpected positive development as the Cavaliers' season winds down is the emergence of power forward Tristan Thompson as one of the team's leaders. Cavs coach Byron Scott might disagree with the notion that it's unexpected, however. "I think he's always been one of our leaders,'' Scott..." April 09

  • Homecomings getting easier for Tristan

    Toronto Sun "While always a special occasion, playing at home no longer throws Tristan Thompson a bit off. The Cavaliers big man from Brampton faced the Raptors at the ACC for the fourth time in his NBA career on Sunday and made his presence felt in an 11 point, 10 rebound effort. That followed a 14 point,..." March 11

  • Is Tristan Thompson the NBA's Most Improved Player?

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Maybe you missed it amid all the hand-wringing of the Cavaliers' third loss in four games Friday, after Cleveland let another uninspired third quarter lead the team to another loss. But listed in the Cavaliers' box score was this: Tristan Thompson recorded 10 points and 10 rebounds. Another..." March 10

  • Tristan Thompson flourishing in starting role during Anderson Varejao's injury

    Fear The Sword "Tristan Thompson entered the season with high expectations. The starting spot at power forward was handed to him with the departure of Antawn Jamison, and the reports indicated that no Cavalier worked harder than Thompson at improving in the offseason. The 21 year old has taken his lumps, both on..." January 07

  • Cavs' Tristan Thompson starting his own double-double streak

    Akron Beacon Journal "The expectations for Tristan Thompson were set in training camp when coach Byron Scott made it clear he believed Thompson could average a double-double in this his second season. Thompson isn't there yet, but if the last four games are any indication, he's starting to figure it out. Thompson..." December 24

  • Tristan Thompson faces an impatient Cleveland Cavaliers fan base

    Toronto Star "The Cavaliers play downtown, but they practise in the edge city of Independence in an ill-named facility called Cleveland Clinic Courts. They built it for LeBron James, in order to shorten his drive in from Akron by 10 minutes. Today, all the organization's survivors have to schlep out there..." December 18

  • Tristan Thompson gets advice from an old pro on avoiding blocks

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "If it seems as if second-year forward Tristan Thompson often has his shots blocked by an opponent, it's probably because he does. According to the website, Thompson's shot is blocked 22 percent of the time when he throws the ball at the rim. Further, Thompson's attempts when "close"..." November 30

  • Surprise of the Cavaliers Young Season: Thompson, Gee Excel In Advanced Stats

    Fear The Sword "First, lets look at some of the disappointing surprises. The team, blessed with an uncanny amount of health coming into training camp, has been battered in the first 10 games of the season. Kyrie Irving will perhaps miss a month. Tyler Zeller got his face mashed as soon as he started to show some..." November 21

  • Tristan Thompson or Tyler Zeller in the Starting Lineup?

    Fear The Sword "What position should Varejao play? Is Tristan Thompson ready to start in the NBA? Is Tyler Zeller? Do any of these questions matter? They do matter, because there are implications involved with each answer that affect how the Cavaliers plan their roster moving forward, and whether or not they..." October 25

  • Cavs' Thompson learning left can be right move

    Akron Beacon Journal "Tristan Thompson entered the offseason with two clear goals in mind: work on his midrange jumper and learn to grow comfortable going left with his dribble. Yes, left. Thompson might be the only left-handed player in the league who is more comfortable going to his right than his left. "I'm..." July 17

  • Cleveland Cavaliers forward Tristan Thompson working on his outside shooting

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "After the Cavaliers' 68-64 loss to the Charlotte Bobcats in their summer league opener, power forward Tristan Thompson grabbed his backpack and was escorted to an autograph table on the main concourse of the Thomas & Mack Center at UNLV. There he took a seat and chatted up the fans in line,..." July 17

  • Tristan Thompson wants to be dependable at the line when game is on the line for Cleveland Cavaliers

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Cavaliers rookie Tristan Thompson wants to be on the court in the final minutes with games on the line. And right now that's not an issue in late April with the team eliminated from the playoff race. The 21-year-old center had another good game Monday night in a 109-101 loss to the Memphis..." April 24

  • Spurs' Tim Duncan offers an inspiration for Tristan Thompson

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Tristan Thompson was 6 when Tim Duncan made his NBA debut with the San Antonio Spurs. To generations of kids weaned on ESPN, Duncan must seem like a player who wandered into their highlights from another era, his black-and-white Spurs uniform only lending to the perception. Duncan relies on..." April 04

  • Tristan Thompson shows what a difference a night can make in win over Nets

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Kyrie Irving had another terrific fourth quarter Monday near his hometown. He had every reason to hog the spotlight after scoring his team's final six points in a 105-100 victory over the New Jersey Nets in the Prudential Center. But the rookie point guard from West Orange, N.J., was more happy..." March 20

  • Tristan Thompson struggles in debut as starter

    Akron Beacon Journal "As he was preparing to make his first career start, rookie Tristan Thompson was excited to play Atlanta on Sunday because he felt paybacks were in order after the Hawks' 27-point win over the Cavs in January. Thompson said the Cavs needed to punch the Hawks in the mouth, but after their 103-87..." March 19

  • Tristan Thompson eager for Big Z's wisdom on shooting

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "It was Clint Eastwood in the movie "Magnum Force," who introduced the phrase, "A man's got to know his limitations" into the pop culture lexicon. It's a philosophy Tristan Thompson is embracing during his rookie season on the offensive end. The power forward averages 7.1 points per game, mostly..." March 06