Tristan Thompson may have helped Cleveland Cavaliers get themselves into the finals last season, but he still looks too pricey to the Cavs, who are not willing to give him more than 80 million dollar deal which will book him for five years. Read on for more details.
Tristan Thompson is a good player and Cleveland Cavaliers struck gold last season with him as their power forward. They were expecting him to deliver the goods when they picked him up from Texas Longhorns and he showed them a good game. But apparently, Thompson got greedy. He was offered an 80 million dollar deal for five years and he decided to sit out.
Allegedly, the power forward is holding out for a 53 million dollar deal for three years with the Cavaliers. This would obviously mean that Thompson is expecting to make 17.6 million dollars a year with the team if they would like to buy his services. But the Cleveland Cavaliers are only willing to offer him 80 million dollars for a five-year deal, which will only average at 16 million a year.
It looks like a small difference that could be settled with a few over the table negotiations, but the deal has been stalled so much that most people are expecting Thompson to not be on the team.
The season looms ahead with only a week to go, and the Cavs are slated to play their first game on the October 28th, 2015. It looks like Thompson might have lost his chance at playing with the Cavaliers ever again. The Cavs don’t exactly need him; they have several small forwards to take his position. It looks like Thompson came out a loser by refusing a deal with them.
Unless Tristan Thompson strikes a deal after the start of the regular season, he is officially out of the team. Bleacher Report reported the news first.
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