The Cavs have extended a qualifying contract offer to Tristan Thompson, making him a restricted free agent.
Tristan Thompson is in search of a contract worth at least $13M annually, sources told ESPN's Brian Windhorst.
Cavs' GM David Griffin said that he fully intends to retain Tristan Thompson as a restricted free agent this offseason.
Tristan Thompson will be a restricted free agent when the offseason hits, and he will be looking to secure a maximum level deal, according to Brian Windhorst of ESPN.
Tristan Thompson was a force in Sunday's Game 5 loss to the Warriors on Sunday, scoring 19 points on 6-of-11 shooting (7-of-10 FTs) with 10 rebounds, two steals and two blocks in 40 minutes.
Tristan Thompson's agent has let it be known that his client wants close to a max deal this summer.
Tristan Thompson made 6-of-10 from the field for 12 points with 13 rebounds and one block in 38 minutes against the Warriors on Thursday during a Game 4 loss.
Tristan Thompson missed all five of his shot attempts on Sunday, but he grabbed 14 rebounds while adding one steal and one block without any turnovers in 39 minutes.
Tristan Thompson grabbed a game-high 15 rebounds against the Warriors on Thursday, adding two points, one assist, one steal and one block in 47 minutes.
Tristan Thompson double-doubled with 16 points and 11 rebounds (five offensive) to help Cleveland sweep the Hawks with a Game 4 drubbing on Tuesday.
LeBron James said on Monday Tristan Thompson "should probably be a Cavalier for the rest of his life."
Tristan Thompson was too much to handle for the Hawks in the Cavs' Game 2 win on Friday, grabbing 16 rebounds to go with seven points and two boards in 41 minutes.
LeBron James said Tristan Thompson is one of the best pick-and-roll defenders in the NBA.
Tristan Thompson said that his bruised left shoulder is feeling better, and that he's "ready to bang" for Cleveland's Eastern Conference Finals matchup against the Hawks.