It seems like the Cleveland Cavaliers have somehow found a way to make headlines of the NBA news, ever since the 2017 NBA Finals ended. The Cavaliers lost convincingly in the Finals to the Golden State Warriors, and it became obvious that changes needed to be made in Cleveland. But, even though changes were expected, nobody expected that Kyrie Irving would be traded eventually. The Cavaliers sent Irving to the Celtics in exchange for Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder, Ante Zizic and a 2018 first round pick from Brooklyn.

Many believe that, even though the Cavs lost Irving this offseason, they are a better team now than they were last season.

Kyrie Irving is no longer in Cleveland, but the Cavaliers also acquired Derrick Rose, Jeff Green, Jose Calderon, and most recently they acquired a three-time NBA champion - Dwyane Wade. Wade played for the Chicago Bulls last season but joined the Cavaliers as a free-agent this offseason after reaching a buyout agreement with the Bulls.

Tristan Thompson can't wait to play with Wade

The fans in Cleveland were excited to hear that Wade will join the Cavaliers, but even the Cavs players themselves couldn't hide their excitement about Wade's signing. Even though LeBron James is considered one of Wade's closest friends, Tristan Thompson seems to be excited about the opportunity to play alongside the three-time NBA champion.

It was announced earlier this week that Thompson will come off the bench for the Cavs next season, and that means that Thompson and Wade could spend a lot of time together on the floor next season with Cavs second unit.

Also, there are some reports that Dwyane Wade might play the point guard position for the Cavaliers next season, and Thompson couldn't hide his excitement about that.

"I haven't had a lob since Delly (Matthew Dellavedova)," said Thompson. He was obviously referring to lob passes that Dellavedova used to throw him when he was his teammate in Cleveland, and now it seems that Dwyane Wade and Thompson might form the same connection.

Thompson doesn't mind coming off the bench

After the Cavs head coach Tyronn Lue announced that Kevin Love will start at the center position for the Cavs next season, it became apparent that Tristan Thompson will move to the bench.

Some thought that this could be an issue for the Cavaliers chemistry, but Thompson himself stated clearly that he doesn't mind coming off the bench next season. In fact, this is what the 26-year-old center had to say about it: "The last time I came off the bench, if history repeats itself, we'll have a parade in June."

He was obviously referring to the 2015-16 season when he also came off the bench for the Cavaliers. The Cavs ended up winning the NBA title that season with a miracle comeback in the NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors, and Tristan Thompson hopes to have the similar scenario next year.