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Tristan Thompson to reup with Cavs

Discussion in 'NBA Dish' started by justtxyank, Jul 1, 2015.

  1. justtxyank

    justtxyank Contributing Member

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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">ESPN sources tell <a href="https://twitter.com/WindhorstESPN">@WindhorstESPN</a> &amp; I that Cavs and Tristan Thompson are nearing agreement on deal that will pay the RFA in excess of $80 mil</p>&mdash; Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) <a href="https://twitter.com/ESPNSteinLine/status/616312167470514176">July 1, 2015</a></blockquote>
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  2. boiler

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    This is insane. What is Lebron doing?
     
  3. J.R.

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    Love & Mozgov & Thompson & Varejao

    Expensive frontcourt
     
  4. yobod

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    Tristan Thompson is represented by LeBron's agency.

    Lebron gets a cut of that $80M somewhere down the line...
     
  5. Air Langhi

    Air Langhi Contributing Member

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    I know Lebron calls all the shots, but 80 mil for a hustle player? I rather get Deandre.
     
  6. Liberon

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    Varejao will be traded.
     
  7. J.R.

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    Mr. Cavalier himself? LeBron's friend? Nah.
     
  8. BigggReddd

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    He's really not much better than Terrence Jones, what a stupid overpay.
     
  9. RedRedemption

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    He rebounds a lot better than Terrence Jones.
     
  10. Giant9erRocket

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    Jones wishes he could finish around the rim like Thompson.
     
  11. professorjay

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    Overpaid, yes. But did you see them in the playoffs? TT's stock went way up. Jones isn't even a blip on the radar.
     
  12. peleincubus

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    there is not that big of a difference between them.
     
  13. Koperboy

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    So basically you are saying it would be the same for Rockets if they had T.Thompson instead of Jones?
     
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    Yup but overwhelming. Now they should practice running...
     
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    except for a few rebounds, better defense, nice putbacks, a winning do-or-die attitude... yup, not much difference.
     
  16. DMO (DJ remix)

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    TT is one of the best and nearly best offensive rebounders, much improved defense and good around the basket, strong and doesn't get pushed around (yes, looking at you TJ). I would rather pay him 16mil then Asik 12mil. His still very young and already very good. IF Cavs wanted they could trade him in a instant and get loads of goods back.
     
  17. GanjaRocket

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    Deserves more than asik..

    True big, traditional pf... kills t jones any day
     
  18. Koperboy

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    But would you rather have him or Dmo? TT doesn't have any post moves or shooting...
     
  19. A_3PO

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    They are about equal finishing near the rim. T-Jones has nifty hands but gets denied too easily while TT reminds me of Kendrick Perkins with more power and athleticism. He is very slow gathering himself and is a very poor offensive player overall. Only reason he gets this contract is elite offensive rebounding that came up big time in the playoffs and LeBron negotiating for him.

    IMO, a questionable move by the Cavs for a guy I believe has hit his ceiling. We'll see.
     
  20. DMO (DJ remix)

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    Never said i'd take him over Dmo, just saying that his contract isn't as bad as some people think.
     

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