Oct. 21 3:40 PM PT4:40 PM MT5:40 PM CT6:40 PM ET22:40 GMT6:40 3:40 PM MST5:40 PM EST2:40 UAE (+1)00:4018:40 ET5:40 PM CT20:40 - The Cavaliers have officially signed power forward Tristan Thompson to a five-year, $82 million contract. Thompson is expected to practice with his teammates for the first time since last season on Friday. Analysis: After Thompson declined to sign a one-year, $6.9 million qualifying offer from the team, it appeared he might be willing to sit out part of the regular season. LeBron James had called Thompson's holdout a ''distraction'' during training camp. Thompson averaged 10.8 rebounds in the playoffs last season.
Oct. 4 11:26 AM PT12:26 PM MT1:26 PM CT2:26 PM ET18:26 GMT2:26 11:26 AM MST1:26 PM EST22:26 UAE20:2614:26 ET1:26 PM CT17:26 - LeBron James calls Thompson's contract stalemate with the Cavaliers ''a distraction.'' Analysis: Thompson has not reported to training camp as he remains in a holdout for a long-term deal. James remains hopeful the sides can work out a deal for Thompson, who filled in for an injured Kevin Love and helped the Cavs make it to the NBA Finals last season. Thompson remains a restricted free agent and can receive offers from other teams.
Oct. 2 6:38 AM PT7:38 AM MT8:38 AM CT9:38 AM ET13:38 GMT21:38 6:38 AM MST8:38 AM EST17:38 UAE15:389:38 ET8:38 AM CT12:38 - Thompson declined to sign a one-year, $6.8 million qualifying offer for this season and remains a restricted free agent. Analysis: Thompson had until 11:59 p.m. Thursday to accept the offer. The elite rebounder and the defending Eastern Conference champions remain apart on a long-term contract. The Cavs practice Friday, and if he's not there he will be considered a holdout.