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Tristan Thompson sees LeBron-less Cavs as still the team to beat in East
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The Cleveland Cavaliers may not have LeBron James this season, but Tristan Thompson says they remain the team to beat in the Eastern Conference.

“We’re still four-time Eastern Conference champions, so until you take us down from that, teams ain’t got much to say. Boston, Philly, they ain’t got much to say,” Thompson told reporters on Thursday. “Boston had homecourt Game 7 and lost. Philly, you guys almost got swept. Toronto — we already know that story. So until someone takes us down, there’s not much they can really say.”

With James, the Cavaliers swept the Toronto Raptors in the second round of the playoffs and beat the Boston Celtics in seven games in the Eastern Conference finals before being swept by the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals.

James left Cleveland over the summer to sign a four-year deal with the Los Angeles Lakers, so many observers expect the Cavaliers to struggle this season. Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook set the Cavs’ over/under win total at 30.5. The over/under win totals for Boston, Toronto and Philadelphia at the sportsbook are all above 50 games.

Expectations are particularly high in Boston due to the addition of a healthy Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward. Hayward missed much of last season after fracturing his ankle in the opening minutes of Boston’s first regular-season game. Irving missed a significant portion of the regular season and the entire playoffs due to a knee ailment that required surgery. Both are healthy heading into the season.

On Thursday afternoon, Celtics veteran Marcus Morris responded to Thompson’s thoughts via Twitter.

“Cut it out. Get that vacation ready early this year fam! Ain’t s–t going through the Cavs this year! #facts,” Morris wrote on his verified account.

Philadelphia guard and 2018 Rookie of the Year Ben Simmons also commented from his Instagram account.

“@realtristan13 hah yeh ok buddy see you soon,” Simmons wrote.

ESPN’s Ian Begley contributed to this report

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Timberwolves’ asking price holding up Jimmy Butler trade
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The Minnesota Timberwolves’ asking price to trade All-Star forward Jimmy Butler remains quality veterans, top prospects, future assets and salary-cap relief, which is presently too steep of a package for interested teams, league sources told ESPN.

Throughout trade talks, Minnesota Timberwolves president and coach Tom Thibodeau has continued to try to recruit Butler to ease off his trade demand and return to practice with the team, league sources said. Butler has yet to attend a Timberwolves workout and wants to sit out until the franchise executes a trade for him.

Teams pursuing Butler remain skeptical of Thibodeau’s desire to execute a trade, believing that he’s making counterproposals that Thibodeau knows teams will never accept.

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Timberwolves coach Tom Thibodeau met with All-Star forward Jimmy Butler on Monday and tried to convince him to eventually rejoin the team in the preseason, league sources told ESPN.

In less cynical terms, front offices believe that Minnesota minimally wants to fully recoup the assets that Thibodeau gave up in the 2017 trade with Chicago for Butler. Nevertheless, there is sympathy for Thibodeau’s predicament. He was hired with a mandate to win, reached the playoffs for the franchise’s first time in 13 years last season, and wants to continue on that path with his current core of players. Many do understand why he’s asking for a significant return on Butler instead of moving him out quickly in a deal.

So far, there has been no team close to willing to meet Thibodeau’s massive return for a Butler deal. Butler can become a free agent in July, and teams recognize that he already has asked for a trade from Minnesota and a coach he has enjoyed a long, prosperous and close relationship with — and Butler could be a risk to leave them in summer free agency. Butler, 29, wants a trade and a full five-year, $190 million contract extension with a new team, sources said.

The Miami Heat have been the latest to aggressively pursue a deal for Butler, but Minnesota’s counter was a non-starter for Heat president Pat Riley, league sources said. Along with Butler, Miami had been willing to accept Gorgui Dieng and the remaining $48 million left on his contract under the right circumstances, sources said.

The Los Angeles Clippers, Houston Rockets and Cleveland Cavaliers are among teams interested with Butler, league sources said. The Brooklyn Nets have interest, but they haven’t been engaged recently with Minnesota, sources said. Washington and Dallas are among teams who’ve gauged the asking price on Butler too, league sources said.

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Klay Thompson on Warriors future: ‘You just want to stay on the train as long as you can’
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OAKLAND, Calif. — All-Star swingman Klay Thompson again made it clear that he would like to stay with the Golden State Warriors for a long time and is cherishing the current run he and his teammates are on as they enter the collective prime of their careers.

“It’s awesome,” Thompson said after Thursday’s practice. “Makes you want to win now, though, that’s for sure. Makes you want to make the most of it. I think we have in the last two years.

“It’s crazy because we are back-to-back champs, but at the same time I feel like we’re all relatively young and we can still get to another level and keep winning. Not just this year, but years beyond. Not a lot of guys can do that with their team. So I love coming to work every day because I realize this is a special group and a special time to be a Warrior.”

When asked if he would be weighing in that factor more heavily as he approaches free agency this summer, the 28-year-old didn’t hesitate.

“Yeah, definitely,” Thompson said. “I think it would be stupid not to be. It’s hard to walk away from something — you were here when it started and yeah, you just want to stay on the train as long as you can.”

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The topic of just how long the Warriors’ run can continue has been a constant throughout the first few days of training camp. Having won three of the past four NBA championships, head coach Steve Kerr says he wants his players to understand just how special their run is, even as the uncertainty surrounding the futures of Thompson and All-Star Kevin Durant hovers over the organization.

“It’s rare,” Kerr said. “We know we have a bigger window than most teams do in this position. That’s the benefit of winning in 2015 with a very young team and gaining that experience. Obviously adding Kevin. This has been an incredible run that’s going to be very difficult to match. But we want to just keep it going for as long as we can. We don’t spend a lot of time thinking about where we stand historically; we’re just enjoying the process.”

Since Monday’s media day, the constant mantra from both players and coaches is to enjoy the moment and embrace the journey toward another potential crown this season.
“We’ve had some success and when you have some success in the NBA it’s just always a great time,” Durant said. “This stuff comes and goes so fast. Me and Steph [Curry] were talking, you look up and you’re in double-digit seasons in the NBA after feeling like we just got drafted, so things happen so fast I think we’re all just enjoying the moment, not really thinking about anything else. It’s good that we’re all young and experience this. It’s only going to make us better in the future.”

As far as his own future is concerned, Thompson says he is confident he will be able to stay with the team he loves. He knows he’ll probably get asked about his future many times as the Warriors travel through the league, but it appears as if he’ll have a similar response. He doesn’t care about the chatter because he knows where he wants to be.

“It’s just how I feel to be honest,” Thompson said. “This place, it’s home. I love living in the Bay Area.”

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Hornets’ James Borrego: Hope to inspire as first Hispanic NBA coach
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Charlotte Hornets coach James Borrego, citing the NBA as a model for uniting a cross-section of people and cultures, says he wants to use his position as the league’s first Hispanic head coach “to be an inspiration for young men and women, to show you can be anything you want to be.”

Borrego, hired by the Hornets in May to replace the fired Steve Clifford, said in an essay he wrote for Sports Illustrated that he was long motivated by the disappointments of early-career dead ends but that the pride he feels in his ancestry, background and upbringing has driven much of his success.

“It doesn’t matter where you’re from, how you were brought up, the color of your skin,” Borrego, who is from Albuquerque, New Mexico, wrote in the 652-word essay. “That’s the lens I look at this through.”

Borrego joined the Hornets on a four-year contract with Charlotte holding a team option on the fourth year, league sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski after the coach’s hiring.

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The Hornets were sold on Borrego’s strong credentials as one of Gregg Popovich’s longtime assistants with the San Antonio Spurs, including his abilities in player development, devising game plans on the offensive and defensive ends, and building relationships with players.

“I’d been disappointed a couple times before. Not getting the Orlando job, getting close on the Houston job, getting close on the Memphis job,” Borrego wrote in the essay. “All that disappointment really fueled me. Until the moment happens, until you hear the words, ‘You’re our guy,’ it’s just not real.”

Borrego said in his introductory news conference that it was up to him to develop the players on the Hornets roster, including Malik Monk and Dwayne Bacon, who saw limited playing time last season as rookies. Borrego also pointed toward getting more out of Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, who was the No. 2 pick in 2012, and Frank Kaminsky, also a first-round draft pick.

Borrego will also have the leadership of former veteran Spurs guard and future Hall of Famer Tony Parker, who signed with the Hornets as a free agent in July.

“I really don’t think about myself as the league’s first Hispanic coach,” Borrego wrote. “As I climbed the coaching ranks, my focus was always just on getting better. I never thought about my heritage, my last name or where I’m from. I’ve never really sat back to think about how this all happened. I’m proud, but I don’t want to be satisfied with where I am now. I want to be a valuable part of the community in Charlotte. I want to lead this group. And most of all, I want to win games.”

 

And Borrego knows what it’s like to win. The 40-year-old spent 15 seasons as an assistant coach in the NBA, including 10 with the Spurs working under Popovich, a stop where he won two NBA championships and went to four Western Conference finals. Borrego has been a part of staffs that have led teams to the playoffs 11 times with stints in San Antonio, New Orleans and Orlando.

“Our game has become such a global game,” Borrego said in the essay. “There’s nothing like sports to unite people. Nations look to the NBA as an example. We’re a league with a voice, leading the charge on inclusion and diversity. I’m an example of the NBA opening up to more people. I’m proud to be a part of that.”