Thompson hoping to break through

Originally Published: September 5, 2013
By Gonzalo Aguirregomezcorta | ESPNDeportes.com

CARACAS, Venezuela -- What does an NBA team that wants to get to the playoffs need? Two No. 1 overall picks in three years? The rookie of the year? Two All-Stars? A new head coach? Experienced players that have played for their national teams?

The Cleveland Cavaliers' roster has every ingredient needed to fulfill owner Dan Gilbert's goal of making the postseason, at least on paper. But that's easier said than done for a team that's missed the playoffs since LeBron James bolted for ...

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