☰ Menu
Cleveland Cavaliers

LeBron James weighs in on Tristan Thompson contract standoff: 'Get it done'

By Jason Lloyd Published: October 4, 2015

LeBron James ended his silence on Tristan Thompson’s contract standoff early Sunday morning.

James, apparently attending a wedding with Thompson, posted a picture to his Instagram account with the message, “Get it done!!!! Straight up. #MissMyBrother”

Thompson earlier in the night posted the same picture to his Instagram account.

James told reporters last week he was done talking about Thompson’s contract dispute and did his best throughout the summer to stay out of it even though they share an agent in Rich Paul. The message early Sunday morning seemed directed at the Cavaliers.

To read more or comment...

LeBron James pushing for stiffer gun laws in wake of child killings

By Jason Lloyd Published: October 2, 2015


INDEPENDENCE: LeBron James pushed for stiffer gun laws Friday in the wake of another child killing in Cleveland.

James spoke out on social media after an infant was shot and killed in Cleveland on Thursday, the same day 10 died in Oregon during another school shooting.

To read more or comment...

Cavs GM David Griffin expects Tristan Thompson to be in camp Friday

By Jason Lloyd Published: October 1, 2015

INDEPENDENCE: Cavs general manager David Griffin said he expects Tristan Thompson to be on the practice floor Friday, although he declined to speculate under what type of contract.

Thompson is facing an 11:59 p.m. deadline Thursday night to accept the Cavs’ qualifying offer worth about $7 million or reject it and continue negotiations, at which point he would be considered a holdout. The team had the right to extend the Oct. 1 deadline for Thompson to sign the qualifying offer, but declined to do so.

“We fully expect (Friday) he’ll be here in some form or fashion and we’re excited to get going,” Griffin told NBA TV during a live broadcast of Thursday’s Cavs practice. “We’re hopeful that he wants to move forward with his teammates in the same way we want to have Tristan here. If we can come to some agreement we will.”

To read more or comment...

Iman Shumpert needs wrist surgery, expected to miss at least 3 months

By Jason Lloyd Published: September 29, 2015

INDEPENDENCE: Iman Shumpert needs surgery to repair a right wrist injury and is expected to miss 12 to 14 weeks, the Cavs announced on Tuesday.

Shumpert injured the wrist last week when he hit it on the rim while training, Cavs General Manager David Griffin said. Shumpert informed the Cavs of the issue during Monday’s media day and he went for an MRI, which revealed a ruptured Extensor Carpi Ulnaris sheath in the wrist. He fought shoulder and groin injuries last season and has been plagued with injuries throughout his career.

Shumpert is scheduled to have surgery on Wednesday. The Cavs opened training camp Tuesday, but now J.R. Smith is likely the starting shooting guard. Shumpert is projected to return in December. 

To read more or comment...


Prev Next