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NBA teams hoping Tristan Thompson agrees to buyout with Cavs

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There are multiple NBA teams holding out hope that Cleveland Cavaliers big man Tristan Thompson would reconsider his stance on a buyout with the Cavs before the March 1 deadline, according to James Rapein of 92.3 The Fan.

Thompson is set to become an unrestricted free agent this summer. The Cavs didn’t trade the big man at the February trade deadline and instead acquired Andre Drummond from the Detroit Pistons.

There are multiple NBA teams holding out hope that Tristan Thompson could reconsider his stance on a buyout before the March 1 deadline, league sources tell 92.3 The Fan.

Contenders in need of frontcourt help are expected to reach out to Thompson during the All-Star break in hopes of convincing him to change his mind about taking a buyout from the Cavs.

The 28-year-old has drawn interest from the Celtics, Clippers and Rockets, but his $18.5 million salary made it hard for contending teams to trade for him prior to the deadline.

Tristan Thompson has appeared in 49 games for the Cavs this season. He’s averaging 11.8 points, 10.3 rebounds and 2.1 assists while shooting 50.6 percent from the field, 36.4 percent from beyond the arc and 64.3 percent from the free-throw line.

The Cavs will miss the playoffs once again this season. Thompson, who won a championship with Cleveland back in 2016, has career NBA averages of 9.4 points, 8.7 rebounds and 1.0 assists.

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