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Cavs’ Willing To Trade Tristan Thompson

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The Cleveland Cavaliers are reportedly willing to trade struggling forward Tristan Thompson, according to Yahoo Sports’ Shams Charania.

According to the report, “Multiple NBA teams have cited Tristan Thompson as an asset Cleveland is willing to move in the right deal, such as one for the Los Angeles Clippers’ DeAndre Jordan.”

Thompson inked a five-year, $82 million extension prior to the 2015-16 season and while the initial, on-court returns of the deal were solid, Thompson has faded as time has rolled on.

This season highlights just how much Thompson’s impact has subsided, as the forward is only averaging 5.3 points, 5.7 rebounds and 0.4 blocks in a career-low 19.0 minutes per game.

According to Terry Pluto of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, “The Clippers would strongly consider it if the Cavs added the Brooklyn 2018 first-round draft pick that they acquired in the Kyrie Irving deal.”

However, Pluto reported the Cavaliers “don’t plan to trade that pick,”

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Mavericks, Hornets Interested in Cavs’ Kevin Love

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Despite his hefty contract, there is interest in Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love ahead of the NBA trade deadline.

According to Sam Amico from Amico Hoops, the Dallas Mavericks and the Charlotte Hornets are interested in trading for Love.

Love signed a four-year, $120 million deal with Cleveland last season, adding some financial difficulties to trading him.

However, Love, 30, is drawing interest, as teams covet his scoring and rebounding abilities.

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Cavs’ Rodney Hood Does Not Want to Be Gunner

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The Cleveland Cavaliers coaching staff has been pushing shooting guard Rodney Hood to be more aggressive, but Hood admits that he simply isn’t meant to be a gunner.

“I’m not a gunner,” Hood said, according to Cleveland.com.

“I think it’s not great for our team for me to be a gunner. We have a lot of guys who can score the ball. I draw attention. So when I draw attention, make the dump-off pass and make the right play, spray out to shooters and some nights we hit shots and it’s great and some nights we don’t hit shots and it’s like, ‘You need to shoot the ball more.’

Hood has put up 13.0 ppg this season for Cleveland and admits he is still finding his place in the offense.

“Just figuring it out,” Hood stated. “Trying to figure out the even balance of being real aggressive and making plays like I’ve been trying to do.”

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Cavs’ Tristan Thompson Out 2-4 Weeks

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The Cleveland Cavaliers will be without center Tristan Thompson for two-to-four weeks with a sprained left foot, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

Thompson exited Monday’s game against the Milwaukee Bucks during the third quarter after he landed awkwardly on the foot of Bucks’ guard Malcolm Brogdon.

Thompson, 27, is averaging 12 points and 11.6 rebounds per game this season for Cleveland.

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