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Tristan Thompson: Initial Thoughts

Discussion in 'Cavs Talk' started by covert_op, Jun 23, 2011.

  1. covert_op

    covert_op _________________________

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    Why draft Tristan when you can have the exact same skill set in a bigger body, meaning Biyombo?
     
  2. Amherstcavsfan

    Amherstcavsfan Duh

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    Re: Tristan Vs. Biyombo???

    Tristan can make a 5 foot shot. So there you go.
     
  3. 1B4IGO

    1B4IGO Long Distance Sniper

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    Re: Tristan Vs. Biyombo???

    An offensive game that won't offend.
     
  4. Triumph36

    Triumph36 All-Star

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    Re: Tristan Vs. Biyombo???

    yeah, barely.
     
  5. covert_op

    covert_op _________________________

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    Re: Tristan Vs. Biyombo???

    Boo!

    Horrible answers!
     
  6. OptimusPrime

    OptimusPrime Back in 2002

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    Re: Tristan Vs. Biyombo???

    Can he?
     
  7. Silent Nature

    Silent Nature Rookie

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    There's rumors that Thompson is picked to be traded to the Bobcats for two first rounders.
     
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  8. Triumph36

    Triumph36 All-Star

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    Re: Tristan Vs. Biyombo???

    you're right

    the correct answer is in fact "they shouldn't have picked either one."
     
  9. DraftPick

    DraftPick Believeland

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    Tristian Thompson is trending worldwide on Twitter. Cavs fans are great.
     
  10. Zone

    Zone whatever

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    Fuck this shit
     
  11. KIrving15

    KIrving15 Banned

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    I would have liked this pick...if it were in the mid-low first round..but not the #4...
     
  12. QuadrupleDouble

    QuadrupleDouble All-Star

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    I have to admit that I'm a little disappointed in the pick only because I didn't expect it and never heard of him as that highly rated. I guess Hollinger had him as the number 3 talent in the draft though.

    The thing I'm most disappointed in is that he's a PF. I think we should have taken JV if for no other reason than he is a center and a much harder position to fill and it seems we are always loaded at PF. Right now for a number 4 pick, I'd say Andy, JJ, and Antawn would all be better than this guy. I know they won't be on the roster forever, but we need a center for sure

    I guess I'll trust Grant because I really don't know shit about scouting college players
     
  13. Triumph36

    Triumph36 All-Star

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    lol, he wasn't trending because of Cavs fans. he was trending because everyone was saying WTF
     
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  14. Birdy89

    Birdy89 Sixth Man

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    Never understood all this love/confidence for Chris Grant and his supposed talent evaluation abilities.

    What in his track record with Atlanta or the Cavs has ever given anyone here the indication he is some whiz?

    Identifying and developing young talent is not something that has gone particularly well for any front office he has been in the past decade.

    He is no shark, but a little guppy in the NBA pond that got lucky that God smiled on the franchise and gave us the #1 pick when the odds were only 2%. That is no basis in my opinion for the "Grant is a genius" type rubbish that we see consistently around here.

    I didn't want V, but drafting Thompson at 4 rather than bailing on the spot to at least pick up something else along the way would have been a better option than just outright reaching.
     
  15. Vlad

    Vlad Sixth Man

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    He's undersized, can't shoot, and can't post up so...overall great pick.
     
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  16. Kent State U

    Kent State U Gold Star Member

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    Tristan Thompson is a TERRIBLE pick at #4!!! Cavs blew it!!! It shows they have a weak front office! We are doomed since this is how the team is going to be run! Here we go down the toilet!
     
  17. Typhoon

    Typhoon Brotherhood of the Sun

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    Regardless he's a Cav so lets give him a few years. Gotta be better than JJ right?
     
  18. Amherstcavsfan

    Amherstcavsfan Duh

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    Whatever you say.

    Thompson was the Big 12 Freshman of the year, played with a ton of energy and hard work. To think he cannot improve is asinine. I wanted Jonas but you can't have everything. Thompson does have good athletic ability, great defensive ability and rebounding ability with energy. At worst, he'll be a great big man off the bench.
     
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  19. Czvosec

    Czvosec All-Star

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    But that's just it: The Cavs COULD have had everything. Jonas was on the board, the but the Cavs tried to get greedy. And they got screwed.
     
  20. Mdog1

    Mdog1 NBA Starter

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    I honestly had the same look on my face as I did during the decision. At that time I was like yeah right LeBron this is some big joke right. Same damn reaction to this. And then when David Stern didn't say "j/k lol :)" I was like WTF is this shit! And now I am thinking Oh Canada lol. Highest Canadian draftee ever, if nothing else that's some history.
     

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