The Cleveland Cavaliers reached a one year deal with fourth year forward Tristan Thompson for this upcoming season. His agent to say it would be Thompson’s last in a Cavaliers uniform.
However, General Manager LeBron James insists that might not be the case at all.
“Our No. 1 objective right now is to sign Tristan,” LeBron James toldESPN’s Brian Windhorst on Thursday at Cedar Point amusement park in Ohio, where James announced a charitable effort to pay for hundreds of college scholarships. “(Thompson is) a huge part of our team. Short term and long term he makes our team more dangerous.”
Usually when LeBron speaks about players leaving and staying, the Cavaliers organization complies on making their star player happy. Just ask Andrew Wiggins and LeBron’s ‘Going Home Letter’.
After a terrific NBA Playoffs and Finals showing from Thompson, the lucrative deal for Kevin Love affected his negotiations for a contract tremendously.
Without Thompson’s hustle, defensive, offensive rebounding, and will to win the Cavs would of lost in the second round to the Chicago Bulls. His intensity was felt and something King James admires and respects.
Safe to say, James will be taking over contract talks on behalf of Thompson if the Cavaliers can’t figure it out.