With the Cavs drafting Anthony Bennett first overall, there has been a lot of talk about the possibility of trading TT which makes a lot of sense. They both play the same position and Bennett is much more talented than TT but, in my opinion, TT is just way to important to this team to trade.
At the end of the season last year when the Cavs were playing like crap and a lot of scrutiny was being directed at their head coach, all the Cavaliers players when asked about the future of Byron Scott backed away from the question. Even one saying how the players had quit on Byron Scott. Tristan however stuck his neck out for his coach by saying: "It's up to us to come out and compete and play hard because we're the ones out there. When he was out there playing, he won championships. So it's up to us to come out there and play." It's nice to see a player not putting the blame on someone else and taking full responsibility for the play of his team. It's hard not to respect a guy that isn't afraid to voice his opinion and standing up for coach.
The Cavaliers have one of the youngest teams in the league with only one player on their current roster over the age of 26. When you have the young of a team, there is going to be some immaturity. Kyrie Irving was a great example of that last year. Let me start out by saying I love Kyrie Irving. I'm not saying he has an attitude problem or that he's a negative influence on the team but, when a 21 year old gets as much attention and fame as he does, his ego is going to come out at times. For example, after a game last year, Kyrie came out and said that he was disinterested in the game. The next game, he went on to have arguably the best performance of his career single handedly beating the Thunder. I would bet all of the money in the world that Tristan had a talk with him because that's what leaders do. They make sure all the guys on their team are focused and always giving 110%. Tristan is the leader the Cavaliers need and I think that is one of the big reasons Chris Grant picked TT 4th overall. He saw the player TT could be and the intangibles he had. Every team needs a player like Tristan. One that is always there to cheer the team up when things get bad. One who generally loves the sport and has fun playing it. One that always leaves his heart and soul on the court and makes sure to give it his all every night. A player like Tristan Thompson is very hard to find and it would hurt the Cavaliers badly to trade TT no matter what type of player they got in return. TT is quickly becoming a fan favorite and i don't think any Cavs fan wants to see him go.