Tristan Thompson: What’s Next?

Previously, Tristan Thompson said he was going to accept the Cavaliers qualifying offer of $6.8 million and then leave Cleveland next summer. The first part of that threat is a non-starter. Thompson didn’t take the qualifying offer. It expired at midnight last night. Now he sits at home and waits for the phone to ring. He…

More Cavs Injuries: Iman Shumpert

By now the abnormal is becoming so very, very normal. Iman Shumpert will miss three months because of wrist surgery, recovery and rehab. His 12 weeks out of the Cavs lineup will be a significant loss for the team and for the defender himself who just signed a new deal with the Cavs- $40 million…

Who’s Calling the Shots in Cleveland?

Since he entered the league, LeBron James has snubbed his nose at the status quo at every turn. Whether it be forming his own management team with his childhood buddies, empowering his friends Rich Paul and Maverick Carter, or looking America in the eye and turning his back on the Cleveland Cavaliers, LeBron has made…

NBA FrontPage: Bosh Is Cleared, Derek Asks Phil, Cavs Are Quiet

After an entertaining (DeAndre Jordan), perplexing (Tristan Thompson) and rich-getting-richer (San Antonio Spurs) summer, training camps begin this week for every NBA team, putting to rest the chatter and noise and hyperbole. The good news is the return of Chris Bosh. Sidelined by a blot clot and on blood thinners as his treatment regimen, Bosh has been…

Tristan Thompson Approaching Midnight

It’s almost midnight for Tristan Thompson and the Cleveland Cavaliers. Will the Cavs add more meat to their five year $80 million offer? Thompson and his representatives are asking for $94 million, the full maximum salary and so far have been met with resistance. Soon, Thompson has to figure out what exactly he is willing…

Bradley Beal and Tristan Thompson: Still Waiting

Not to be overly dramatic, but it may be coming to an end for Bradley Beal in Washington and Tristan Thompson in Cleveland. The cities that drafted them are taking hardline approaches to contract talks that might drive the two lottery picks out of town despite this season being one in which both players may…

Kyrie Irving Out For Awhile

It was supposed to be a three or four month recovery. But Kyrie Irving’s injury (broken kneecap) sustained in game one of the NBA Finals will have him out longer than most expected and he may not see game time until the beginning of next year, according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer. It will be two…

J.R. Smith Gives Himself A Pay Cut

As expected, J.R. Smith re-signed with the Cleveland Cavaliers and as expected, J. R. Smith screwed himself out of some money. He was expected to make $6.3 million dollars in 2015-16 but he opted out of his deal and lost a million dollars in the process. So J.R. Smith achieved what no amount of bank…

The Tristan Thompson Line In The Sand

The Tristan Thompson-Cleveland Cavaliers stalemate has finally reached the point of no return. One side believes they are being denied what has been earned. The other side is calmly saying, slow your roll, you are not a max player. Of course with the stakes this high, the sides have stayed in their respective corners even…

Matthew Dellavedova Returns But Will He Get Minutes?

The Cavs re-signed Matthew Dellavedova to a one year deal assuring Cleveland fans that one of their favorite players will return to the roster. The re-signing of  Dellavedova keeps last year’s team intact but invokes questions regarding the role Dellavedova will have this season outside of the necessary if-Kyrie-gets-hurt insurance policy. How much time will…