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Tristan Thompson | Center/Forward

Team: Cleveland Cavaliers
Age / DOB:  (24) / 3/13/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 238
College: Texas
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According to the Cleveland Plain Dealer, the Cavaliers are still talking with Tristan Thompson regarding a contract extension.
Thompson is a restricted free agent, so he will either sign a $6.8 million qualifying offer for one season in order to hit the market as an unrestricted free agent next summer or he will sign a lucrative long-term deal with the Cavs soon. LeBron James has expressed his desire for Thompson to return, so expect the Cavs to do everything they can to bring him back. Aug 1 - 1:17 PM

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LeBron James was asked on Tuesday if he expects restricted FA Tristan Thompson to re-sign with the Cavs, to which he replied, "Yeah of course he will."

James, who was answering questions on Twitter, added that Thompson "Means way too much to [the Cavs'] success!" He's also on record as saying that Thompson should be a Cavalier for the rest of his career. Recent reports suggest the two sides have stalled in negotiations but it's hard to imagine a scenario in which Cleveland wouldn't sign him outright or match a competing offer.
Jul 28 - 8:18 PM

Tristan Thompson and the Cavs are currently not making any progress toward a new contract.

"I don’t know about relatively soon, but I hope so," Griffin said. "He’s restricted, we really like him. I think we’ll wind up getting something done." It's been a strange saga to follow after an agreement was reported for $80 million between the two sides, but clearly the two sides were never that close. With LeBron James signed and Thompson a restricted free agent, there's little reason for either side to blink.
Jul 13 - 9:19 AM

Cavaliers general manager David Griffin still expects to re-sign Tristan Thompson, but he currently doesn't have a timetable to get a deal done.

LeBron James has already said that he wants Thompson to stay in Cleveland, so the Cavaliers will clearly make that happen. Thompson was an animal on the glass during the playoffs, but it will be interesting to see how he is utilized next season with Kevin Love (shoulder) back in the fold. Expect a deal to be reached soon.
Jul 12 - 10:14 AM

The Cavaliers and restricted free agent Tristan Thompson have still not reached an agreement, but continue to talk, according to Chris Haynes of Cleveland.com.

"There's a lot of talking, but no one is saying anything," according to a source. The Cavs need to get a deal done with Thompson before they lock up LeBron James. It would be a surprise to see this deal not go down.
Jul 6 - 2:54 PM

The Cavs and Tristan Thompson are reportedly not far from coming to terms on a deal, and there is no animosity between the two parties.

Thompson's contract talks with the Cavs have stalled, but it doesn't look like much should be read into that, as beat reporter Chris Haynes describes it as "part of the process." Cleveland remains the favorite to re-sign Thompson, but with Kevin Love set to return, he won't have much fantasy value at all.
Jul 2 - 5:04 PM

Tristan Thompson and the Cavaliers have yet to come to an agreement on contract figures after reportedly coming close on Wednesday.

Reports on Wednesday had Thompson close enough to inking a deal worth $80 million that Draymond Green and his representatives based Green's deal on those numbers, but it sounds like things have stalled. While the Cavs are still the favorite to land one of LeBron James' favorite teammates, we'll have to wait to see if the two sides can come to agreement before we officially consider the restricted free agent a Cavalier for the foreseeable future.
Jul 2 - 1:22 PM

The Cavs and Tristan Thompson are nearing a deal worth $80 million.

It seems like just yesterday Thompson was changing his shooting hand and struggling to get playing time. Thanks to being arguably the best rebounder in the postseason this summer, Thompson has set himself up for a big pay check. Presumably, this will be a five-year deal.
Jul 1 - 2:32 PM

The Cavs have extended a qualifying contract offer to Tristan Thompson, making him a restricted free agent.

Thompson isn't going anywhere with GM LeBron negotiating his new deal as the two share the same agent. LeBron previously said Thompson should be a Cavalier for his entire career, so it would be nothing short of shocking if TT suits up in anything but a Cavs uniform next season.
Jun 29 - 2:00 PM

Tristan Thompson is in search of a contract worth at least $13M annually, sources told ESPN's Brian Windhorst.

A similar report emerged earlier this season, so we can't say that we're surprised. The Cavs "intend" to re-sign Thompson, and he's got all of the leverage in the world after a dominant postseason. Oh, and he also shares an agent with that LeBron guy. We guess that matters.
Jun 29 - 8:51 AM

Cavs' GM David Griffin said that he fully intends to retain Tristan Thompson as a restricted free agent this offseason.

Thompson's rebounding was a big part of Cleveland's success this postseason, and he's reportedly looking for a max-deal as a restricted free agent this offseason. The Cavs have the luxury of being able to match any offer sheet that Thompson signs during free agency, but it sounds like they have every intention of retaining his services. However, he averaged just 8.5 points and 8.0 rebounds per game during the regular-season, so if he again comes off the bench next year, he won't have much value in standard leagues.
Jun 18 - 6:02 PM

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.

Thompson proved his worth during the Cavs postseason run once Kevin Love went down, and with the way the salary cap is structured, there's going to be a lot of big money deals going down this offseason. It's unlikely the Cavs will flat out offer Thompson a max-contract, but because he's a restricted free agent, they'll be able to match anything he signs and they very likely will do that. If Kevin Love remains in Cleveland, Thompson won't be much of an asset in standard leagues.
Source: ESPN
Jun 18 - 2:44 PM

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.

Thompson did looked fatigued at times during the game but for the most part he kept a high motor and as you can see by the stats he was plenty productive. He has been moved to center as the Cavs downsize to matchup with the Warriors' small unit, and that type of arrangement is basically mandatory so the Cavs don't get picked apart in the pick and roll.
Jun 14 - 11:25 PM

Tristan Thompson's agent has let it be known that his client wants close to a max deal this summer.

Many people thought Thompson was crazy for reportedly turning down a four-year $52 million extension before the season, but it now looks like he made the right move. Thompson has shined in the absence of Kevin Love, and his rebounding has been crucial to the Cavaliers' success. He is averaging 6.5 points, 13.8 boards and 0.8 blocks in the NBA Finals. It will be interesting to see if Cleveland is willing to give Thompson close to max money this summer, but Love's decision on whether or not he will opt out of his current deal will obviously have a significant impact.
Jun 14 - 9:24 AM

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.

He was a monster on the glass early in the game because Harrison Barnes couldn't put a body him. Thompson also fared well in the low post on offense and had more field goal attempts tonight than in any game since May 14. He's playing a ton of minutes, but it hasn't affected his production.
Jun 11 - 11:55 PM

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