Tristan Thompson and Larry Nance Jr. refuted a story from The Athletic centered around the frustrations of Cleveland Cavaliers players with first-year coach John Beilein's tactics.

Thompson, who added that Beilein was "great for development," said that the team couldn't have a culture of players going behind the coach's back.

"If you're going to build a culture and a family, you can't have that chatty Patty [stuff] going on. That is whack to me. Everyone has got to look in the mirror. There's only so much coach can do, and there's only so much we can do," said Thompson.

Nance echoed Thompson's statement about keeping certain comments in-house.

"Ideally you want to keep that in-house if there was those issues. I guess that's today's NBA. ... I've never had an issue with a coach in my career, him being no different," said Nance.

Beilein added that he's only received support from his players.

"We've met ... and it's like, 'Coach, keep doing what you're doing because we really need this. We need accountability. We need to play harder, stronger, tougher. Don't stop what you're doing.'"