Finally! Yes, finally there’s a deal between the Cavs and Tristan Thompson. For a while, many thought that Tristan could be sitting out this coming season, or at least be taking that qualifying offer; but then, how could that be? The Cavs would just be like letting go of an important piece in their Finals campaign last season if so..
And so, we got a deal. Looking back, it appears that the Cavs were just trying to soften the price of Tristan but to no avail — the shoe has been on the other side since, and with that, the Cavs has gone to a ‘desperate’ mode as the regular season is just about to start.
But many asks.. Is the price just too steep? And what would Cleveland actually get out of one of the highest paid power forwards in the league now? And just a backup at that! Well looking closely, this is just something like a ‘psychological’ thing, you know. Like knowing one of your key guys was retained would be good for the rest of the team, yup, in terms of motivating them. See?
Still price is not an issue if only for Tristan.. Yet fact is, the Cleveland organization just approved deals close to $200M on two power forwards, wow! While one helped and showed his worth in last season’s Finals, the other one is just banking on his name. So, should we expect some trades before the deadline, or are we seeing the last of this lineup? Just imagine the taxes! Hmm… For the Cavs sake, hopefully, it would turn out well.
As it is, injuries just seems to continue to hound Cleveland making Tristan more indispensable — though this time, the Cavs should be more prepared as things really happened even before the regular season would start..
Now start it is! And just about time to get those rebounds!