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NBA News and Rumors: Cleveland Cavaliers Fear LeBron James Loss; Tristan Thompson Joins JR Smith, Iman Shumpert

( [email protected] ) Oct 26, 2015 03:38 AM EDT
The Cleveland Cavaliers have been obvious favorites over the Golden State Warriors in the recently concluded NBA season. Fans and followers of the Cleveland Cavaliers hold the belief that the said NBA team would have undoubtedly dominated Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson's squad if only all of LeBron James' teammates had been healthy throughout the season - that is, if Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love overcame their injuries. Throughout the NBA offseason, the Cleveland Cavaliers have exhibited such a promising performance. In fact, it was earlier perceived that the biggest obstacle for the Cleveland Cavaliers had only involved the re-signing of Tristan Thompon. It appears, however, that the NBA team will have to contend with bigger problems this coming NBA season as star player LeBron James is still incapable of fully engaging in practices.
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The Cleveland Cavaliers have been obvious favorites over the Golden State Warriors in the recently concluded NBA season. Fans and followers of the Cleveland Cavaliers hold the belief that the said NBA team would have undoubtedly dominated Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson's squad if only all of LeBron James' teammates had been healthy throughout the season - that is, if Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love overcame their injuries.

Throughout the NBA offseason, the Cleveland Cavaliers have exhibited such a promising performance. In fact, it was earlier perceived that the biggest obstacle for the Cleveland Cavaliers had only involved the re-signing of Tristan Thompon. It appears, however, that the NBA team will have to contend with bigger problems this coming NBA season as star player LeBron James is still incapable of fully engaging in practices.

"We're being very conscientious and cautious with him in terms of his feeling," shared Cleveland Cavaliers coach David Blatt, referring to the manner by which the NBA team will move forward with regard the health and physical condition of LeBron James, according to NBC Sports.

The head coach went on to disclose, "He's fine and he's going to be fine. We're just going slowly and carefully with him. He'll be out there very soon." It could be recalled that LeBron James received an anti-inflammatory shot due to a discomfort in his backside. According to the four-time NBA MVP, the shot was given in adherence to the planned health maintenance program the Cleveland Cavaliers mapped out for him.

Earlier this year, LeBron James received a similar anti-inflammatory shot due to suffering from a sore knee and back discomfort. The 30-year-old Cleveland Cavaliers star subsequently decided to return two weeks following the injection. His injuries in the previous NBA season prevented LeBron James to play 13 games - a career high for the former Miami Heat star in terms of the number of games missed.

However, the measures taken to allow LeBron James to recuperate rewarded the Cleveland Cavaliers with a healthy and more aggressive version of the basketball star in the later part of the NBA season.

Meanwhile, the Cleveland Cavaliers have finally managed to put an end to the negotiations involving Tristan Thompson. With the NBA regular season fast approaching, the basketball star joins teammates Iman Shumpert and JR Smith in training camp.

Prior to this, the Cleveland Cavaliers and Tristan Thompson had been stuck in the negotiating table due to the differing demands laid out by both parties. Months following the drama, the two camps finally agreed to a five-year contract worth $82 million plus guaranteed money for Tristan Thompson.

"He makes us a Swiss Army Knife," said Cleveland Cavaliers General Manager David Griffin, referring to Tristan Thompson's contribution to the NBA team. He added, "We literally can deal with anybody in the frontcourt the way we're built when we have Tristan in the fold. We have something for every type of big man that we'll come across. I think he just completes us in that way."


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