NBA Trade News: Tristan Thompson, Cavs Contract Talks Still Have $14 Million Gap

NBA Trade News: Tristan Thompson, Cavs Contract Talks Still Have $14 Million Gap
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The contract talks between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Tristan Thompson hang over a $14 million gap, according to league sources. Thompson is reluctant to accept the Cavs offer, which is worth $80 million for five years. Thompson is eagerly looking for a maximum contract around $94 million dollar over the same time-interval.


Both ends fiercely sticking to their point, all talks and negotiations between Tristan Thompson and the Cleveland Cavaliers have come to a virtual standstill this June, leaving both sides with minimum optimism over a possible compromise.

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Thompson’s agent Rich Paul has said that his client isn’t interested to sign a long-term deal with the Cavaliers if he becomes an unrestricted free agent in 2016. Thompson believes he is capable of getting $20 million offer per year once he hits the market as an unrestricted free agent in 2016.

That’s why Tristan Thompson is eager to sign a $ 6.9 million qualifying offer with the Cavs which would make him an unrestricted free agent next summer.

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Another point which encourages Thompson to stand strictly by his numbers is that Cavs big man Kevin Love, Timofey Mozgov and Anderson Varejao all are joining the training camp after a surgery.

The Cavs position on the other side is that they have offered a fair market deal to the 24-year-old Thompson. The offer worth $16 million per year is at per with Draymond Green‘s contract with the Golden State Warriors.

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