An $80 million spread in a span of five years from the front office of the Cleveland Cavaliers is not sufficient enough for restricted free agent Tristan Thompson. The 24-year-old 6’9 power forward seemingly wants more than $94 million in a max contract which won’t make him an unrestricted free agent for the next off-season. Read on for more details.
In a report from Bleacher Report, Rich Paul, Thompson’s agent by this time has presented to the team’s management that his athlete has already warmed-up to just a one-year qualifying offer of $6.8 million. It was if his ideal contract will not be manifested before Oct. 1, 2015. A source still from the same report indicated that Thompson’s camp has deep faith that he can seize a coveted deal with his hometown the Toronto Raptors in the off-season.
Basketball insiders had weighed upon the Cavaliers’ tight spot insinuating that Thompson’s attraction hasn’t reached the max contract. Thompson is a true workhorse underneath the boards, an excellent defender averaged 10.8 rebounds, 1.2 blocks, and 9.6 points during the Cavaliers run in the postseason. However, his shooting range is clearly in some degree limited.
An identical transaction happened during the NBA 2014-2015 season with the Detroit Pistons’ center Greg Monroe. Monroe presented the Pistons’ office with a one-year qualifying offer which they agreed upon. Monroe then transferred to the Milwaukee Bucks last July with a $50 million three-year contract.
In related news, Thompson and his fellow under-the-rim protector Timofey Mozgov made it in Sports Illustrated’s ‘’Top 100 Players of 2016′ rankings. The two Cavalier players are credited due to their innermost efforts during the NBA 2014-2015 season. Thompson ranked at No, 70 while Mozgov was two places above him in the 78th spot. Other notable fresh names included were Miami Heat’s Hassan Whiteside and Houston Rockets’ Trevor Ariza.
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