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