- What's the latest Tristan Thompson news? NOTHING!
Here's the story. This time last summer, Tristan Thompson turned down the Cavaliers offer of four years, $52M. Thompson chose to gamble on himself and it paid off by the Cavs reportedly offering him five years and $80M at the end of last season. Now, knowing that the NBA salary cap will increase and additional TV money given to teams, Thompson's new demands turned into five years and $94M.
ESPN's Chris Broussard reported that Thompson's new proposal is three years $54M which will coincide with LeBron's contract ending once he extends. Akron Beacon Journal's Jason Lloyd quickly reported via Twitter:
I've been told reports of extension for Tristan Thompson inaccurate. No deal struck, nor do #Cavs seem interested in reported 3/$53 million— Jason Lloyd (@JasonLloydABJ) September 24, 2015
- Miami Heat forward Chris Bosh says he has been taken off blood thinners and is cleared for contact. He does not have the gene that makes it more likely for blood clots to recur. Bosh said he added a little weight to be stronger and sustain contact but hopes to lose the weight and keep the strength.
- The Pittsburgh Pirates clinch a playoff birth and are in the postseason for the third straight year. The Pirates are the second team to qualify for postseason this season play after the St.Louis Cardinals.
- The Boston Red Sox promote Mike Hazen to senior vice president and general manager yesterday. Hazen 39 in his previous role as senior vice president/assistant GM, Hazen assisted Ben Cherington (who resigned upon Dave Dombrowski’s hiring) in player acquisitions, player evaluation, contract negotiations, and scouting.