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3:00pm: Less than a month remains before the start of training camp, and negotiations between Tristan Thompson and the Cavaliers are still at a stalemate, with limited contact, at best, between the two sides, as Chris Haynes of the Northeast Ohio Media Group and the Cleveland Plain Dealer told us this week. The best of the remaining 2015 free agents is stuck in limbo, but that’s not the only storyline that persists. It’s been a summer of broken deals, from DeAndre Jordan‘s infamous flip–flop, to Richard Jefferson‘s less controversial exit from the Mavs, to Luc Mbah a Moute‘s voided Kings deal, to the fractured agreement between Chuck Hayes and the Rockets, one that led him to join Jordan, his fellow almost-Texan, on the Clippers. Maybe we should have seen it coming this spring when the Thunder hired Billy Donovan, who reneged on a deal to become the Magic’s coach in 2007.
In any case, we can talk about all of that and more in today’s chat. Click here to join!