The Cleveland Cavaliers have lost 10 straight games and coach Byron Scott's future has come into question because of a 62-160 record over three seasons.
Tristan Thompson took time Thursday to publicly defend his coach.
"All the rumors about Coach Scott and hot seat and all that crap, that's bogus," Thompson said. "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."