Tristan Thompson has exactly one week (October 1) to sign his qualifying offer before that option is left in the Cavs’ hands. Thompson has repeatedly said he wants the maximum 5-year, $94 million deal, but the Cavs are offering 5-years at $80 million.
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LeBron James held a pre-training camp series of workouts in Miami for him and his Cavs’ teammates. Kevin Love, Kyrie Irving, Anderson Varejao, J.R. Smith, Iman Shumpert, Richard Jefferson, Mo Williams, Joe Harris, and Sasha Kaun were all present. Tristan Thompson, however, elected not to show up as he and the Cavs were still in a dispute over the contract.
The two sides haven’t been in recent contact and Thompson hasn’t really been keeping up with his teammates much either. That may have changed on Wednesday afternoon, however, when Thompson and LeBron James reportedly trained at the same gym. Not only that, but both players posted photos on their Instagram accounts just two hours apart.
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Coincidence? Probably not. The two probably worked out together and talk about the contract situation with the Cavs. And even if they didn’t work out together, Thompson doesn’t have much time to waste in terms of deciding on a deal, so both sides will likely come to a resolution very soon.
Stay tuned for the latest on the Tristan Thompson contract situation.