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The thing I like about Tristan is that he tries not to play outside himself. He knows he's not one of these bigs that stretches the floor offensively. And, defensively he plays very hard despite getting outmatched by bigger centers.

Drummond is bigger than most centers but get pushed around like he's a small forward....And,he really need to stop acting like a point guard.

If, Drummond had Tristan's heart nobody should be able to score in the paint easily.
I think Drummond would be a real DOPY candidate if he had Tristan's brain. That stuff where he was saying he had a good BBIQ I dunno. He wasn't fully integrated, and I am sure he can look better, but he needs to change his approach. He isn't a franchise player like he was raised to be.
 

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I think Drummond and Tristan are actually really good for each other, I almost don't want one with out the other now (that may sound crazy to some). I think Tristan can actually push Drummond and help him become the player he needs to be and I think Drummond forces Tristan into his best role, which is energy big off the bench and he can also play in crunch time lineups. The only thing is, I don't want the Cavs to grossly overpay to retain either of these guys. I think it would be nice to have them both at market value, then that position group is basically set and it allows you to find a young big to develop with solid vets already in place.
 

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I think Drummond and Tristan are actually really good for each other, I almost don't want one with out the other now (that may sound crazy to some). I think Tristan can actually push Drummond and help him become the player he needs to be and I think Drummond forces Tristan into his best role, which is energy big off the bench and he can also play in crunch time lineups. The only thing is, I don't want the Cavs to grossly overpay to retain either of these guys. I think it would be nice to have them both at market value, then that position group is basically set and it allows you to find a young big to develop with solid vets already in place.
Yeah I agree. I think Tristan can push Drummond to be better by taking his playing time especially at the end of games. Tristan improved on things that are still keeping Drummond off the floor in crunchtime. You can also credibly bench Drummond for a guy with a ring. Bell doesn't do that.

I agree too that Tristan going all out for 15-20 min is his best role. Looked like he is very capable of that still. Lineups with Larry and Tristan were incredibly switchy and very good defensively. I think whether he signs or not could make a pretty big impact on wins next year.
 

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I could see TT signing a 1 year deal to stay with the Cavs. This will be a tough year for FA's. I agree he and Drummond would make a good big man combo.
But there's just so many variables right now. Not only the draft. But who will be available in trades.
 

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I think Drummond and Tristan are actually really good for each other, I almost don't want one with out the other now (that may sound crazy to some). I think Tristan can actually push Drummond and help him become the player he needs to be and I think Drummond forces Tristan into his best role, which is energy big off the bench and he can also play in crunch time lineups. The only thing is, I don't want the Cavs to grossly overpay to retain either of these guys. I think it would be nice to have them both at market value, then that position group is basically set and it allows you to find a young big to develop with solid vets already in place.

Agreed, because the Cavs gotta start thinking about Sexton soon and then Porter and Garland, afterwards.
 

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It’s all fun and games until Gilbert trades for Westbrook just so he can finally make the playoffs (8th seed) without lebron.
 

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Agreed, because the Cavs gotta start thinking about Sexton soon and then Porter and Garland, afterwards.
I would be in favor of bringing back Thompson for 1 or 2 years at a reasonable salary as Drummond's backup. Hopefully, TT could take Drummond under his wing and impart some wisdom.

However, I would think twice about resigning Garland at this point, Fortunately, that decision doesn't have to be made for several years. But as it stands, I think the Cavs will have many better options at PG when the time comes. If Altman takes a big PG in this year's draft (please no Avdije or Toppin), then he should look to trade Garland before his contract comes due.

I'm all in on resigning Sexton and Porter.
 

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I would be in favor of bringing back Thompson for 1 or 2 years at a reasonable salary as Drummond's backup. Hopefully, TT could take Drummond under his wing and impart some wisdom.

However, I would think twice about resigning Garland at this point, Fortunately, that decision doesn't have to be made for several years. But as it stands, I think the Cavs will have many better options at PG when the time comes. If Altman takes a big PG in this year's draft (please no Avdije or Toppin), then he should look to trade Garland before his contract comes due.

I'm all in on resigning Sexton and Porter.
Yeah we need more data on Garland.
 

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I really liked Windler before last year’s draft. It was such a shame to be injured for the whole year. Many liked Cam Johnson and he played well in the bubble. Watching Windler at Belmont, he was scoring, great at off ball movement, and fits very well with team. I heard that he was developing in more creating his shot off the dribble or being able to triple threat to be more versatile this offseason. It still does not hesitate to draft a wing but don’t sleep on Windler next upcoming seasons.
 

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