Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Leadoff with Lee 8.11.15

By @cleeverizon

- The good news for the Cleveland Cavaliers is Tristan Thompson will not play basketball for his native country Canada in the Olympics.

That bad news is he may not play for the Cavs beyond the 2015-2016 season, as it appears contract negotiations have stalled between the Cavs and Thompson.

Reports have surfaced Thompson is seeking a 5-year $94M contract. The Cavs have offered $80-$85M over 5 years. Thompson and agent Rich Paul is forcing the hand of the Cavaliers for them to offer him his $94M max. Unless he gets an offer he likes from the Cavs this summer, Thompson will likely have the incentive to use one of his available weapons and accept a one-year qualifying offer of $6.8M to get himself to unrestricted free agency next year.

"All I know is TT on Qualifying Offer will be his last year with the Cavs" said Rich Paul, Thompson’s agent.

So what do the Cavs do? Tristan can become a unrestricted free agent in 2016-2017 and go to a team like Orlando or Toronto.

Option B is to work out a long term deal with the Cavs and stay with a winner for years to come. I wonder how much say LeBron has in this situation.

- Former Carolina Panther and current Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith will retire at the end of the 2015 season.

He currently ranks 18th in NFL history in receptions (915), 14th in receiving yards (13,262) and 33rd in touchdown catches (73). Other career highlights include Smith being a 5x Pro Bowler, 2x First-team All-Pro and the 2005 AP NFL Comeback Player of the Year.

- This is the Los Angeles stadium mockup from the “Carson Project” that will be presented today to NFL owners

- Here are the NFL standings for most arrests in the last 5 years:

-For those who missed it, this is the first official depth chart for the Cleveland Browns.

- Braxton Miller changed his number from 5 to 1, stating "It's a new era”. This comes after his position change from quarterback to H-back for his senior season.

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