Tristan Thompson hasn’t finalized any deal with his team Cleveland Cavaliers yet. Thompson has time until 9:30 EST on Thursday to agree to Cavs’ $ 7 million qualifying option or reject it to remain a restricted free agent. He can also agree on an extension deal.
According to the latest news, Thompson has declined the qualifying offer as the deadline is over. Now the Cavs management wants their star to be present at the team’s training camp on Friday.
“We fully expect that tomorrow he will be here in some form or fashion,” Cavs’ secretary, David Griffin said during NBA TV’s broadcast of Thursday’s training camp. “We’re hopeful that he wants to move forward with his teammates in the same way that we want to have Tristan here. If we can come to some agreement, then we will.”
The contract-knots between the Cavs and Thompson are untied for several weeks. If Thompson agrees to accept the qualifying offer, that would make him an unrestricted free agent in 2016.
“I had to do it,” Anderson Varejao said Thursday after practice. “I had to do it back then because I felt like I was disrespected with the offer they offered me.”
Varejao faced a similar contract dispute in 2007 when the talks had continued till December.