Cavs’ Thompson Used FIBA Play to Improve
One of the Cavs’ hardest workers, (Tristan) Thompson also worked on his post moves and his strength and conditioning throughout the summer.
“But the big fish of the whole summer was the shooting-hand switch,” he said.
Luckily for Thompson, and perhaps the Cavs, he had a great opportunity to work on the switch in game conditions as the Canadians (National Team) competed in the FIBA Americas Championship in Caracas, Venezuela.
“It was picture perfect,” Thompson said of the chance to compete at such a high level. “You can drill it. You can have dummy defense. But nothing’s like the game. So I used that time to try to qualify and represent my country but also to gain game experience with the right hand. It was a great experience, getting 15 or 20 games under my belt with the right hand. It was a positive.”