Tristan Thompson Rumors

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Tristan Thompson
Tristan Thompson
Position: F
Born: 03/13/91
Height: 6-9 / 2.06
Weight:225 lbs. / 102.1 kg.
Salary: $18,539,130
With Drummond making his commitment public, the Cavs can proceed with other offseason plans. Sources say Drummond’s decision doesn’t guarantee Tristan Thompson’s departure. Thompson, an unrestricted free agent this summer, will weigh all of his options. But the fallout from COVID-19 — and the anticipated drop in in the salary cap — has caused plenty of uncertainty, especially for free agents.

Cavaliers keeping Tristan Thompson?

“He’s just so valuable for this team and this organization. I really hope that he’s back.” Love isn’t the only one. Multiple sources tell cleveland.com the Cavs want Thompson to stay. The front office discussed an extension with his camp earlier this season. While those talks quickly broke down and the Cavs eventually traded for two-time All-Star center Andre Drummond, the Cavs plan to at least try to re-sign Thompson this offseason — even if it’s a one-year, mutually-beneficial deal that allows him to hit free agency in the summer of 2021, where more teams will have cap space and the impact of COVID-19 may soften.
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After all, given what he’s already accomplished during his career and how he played in 57 games this season, would coming off the bench and possibly playing fewer minutes than usual really be that appealing? The draft, which is scheduled for Oct. 15, three days before free agency, could add another wrinkle to this, especially if the Cavs take Memphis big man James Wiseman or USC’s Onyeka Okongwu. “It’s 50-50,” a source said when asked about the chances of Thompson returning to Cleveland.
Tristan Thompson is fed up with what he calls out-and-out lies about him fathering a child… so he’s followed through with a lawsuit against his accuser. Tristan just filed the suit against Kimberly Alexander … the woman who’s very publicly claimed the NBA star is the father of her 5-year-old son — something he’s repeatedly denied. In the lawsuit, Tristan says the paternity test he took back in January “definitively concluded that [he] is not the father.”
At that time, March 8, the 7:29 mark of the second quarter, few gave the moment any real thought. Why would they? Thompson suffered an eye abrasion, which would heal in a couple of days. He’d be back in the lineup in the near future. With 18 games left, there was plenty of time for the Cavs to play spoiler and, more importantly, let Thompson soak up what could be his last moments in Cleveland — even if subconsciously. Now, with the league debating whether to restart the season or end it early, it’s fair to wonder: Was that the last time Thompson walks off the floor as a Cavalier?
For all those reasons, combined with midseason extension talks that went nowhere, the most likely scenario is Thompson leaving. “No one is thinking about free agency, they’re thinking about how we’re going to get some games going,” Thompson said. “In terms of free agency stuff, I let Rich Paul handle that. He’s the best in the game. Keep the main focus the main focus and that’s staying ready to play some basketball, whenever that may be. In terms of free agency and whether guys are going to take one-year deals, the cap situation, guys are going to do what’s best for them and their family. My approach right now is just enjoy family time and stay basketball ready.”
Storyline: Tristan Thompson Free Agency
Khloe Kardashian and Tristan Thompson are threatening to take a woman to court for continuing to claim Tristan’s the father of her child — and they say DNA proves he’s not. The lawyer for the co-parenting exes — pit bull attorney Marty Singer — fired off a cease-and-desist letter to Kimberly Alexander, saying … “We demand that you immediately stop defaming them with malicious defamatory lies and specious fabrications” about the paternity of her child.
Thompson is nearing the end of his five-year, $82 million deal, and can become a free agent after this season — if there is any more to this season to be played. In terms of his future on the court, he hasn’t thought that far ahead while spending time with his family and kids. “No, it hasn’t crossed my mind at all,” Thompson said. “They told us the season is postponed until further notice. My whole focus was just, how can I make sure my mom, brother and my family and everyone’s going to be safe during this time? That’s the scariest part.”
Storyline: Tristan Thompson Free Agency
“I’m running out of things to watch on Netflix and HGTV. You know it’s bad when you want to watch Chopped Jr., the same episode, three times,” Thompson said on a Zoom videoconference with reporters on Thursday. “I would love for basketball to come back but at the end of the day, it’s not my decision. It’s about what’s best for the league and for our business and people’s safety. That’s the most important thing.”
“Guys want to play,” he said. “Everybody wants to see basketball. … But I think the main concern is how can we do it in a way where everyone is at peace when they go to work. I think that’s the most important thing. As long as guys aren’t second guessing or hesitating, then we can start moving forward. None of that can be done until there’s a direction in our country health wise. Basketball, it’s opened a lot of doors for myself and my family and created great opportunities, but at the end of the day, you can’t put a price tag on health.”
The Cavs like Thompson. They were discussing a contract extension earlier this season. They recognize the unquantifiable value. Since trading for Drummond, forcing Thompson into a changed role, he never complained. Thompson even welcomed the newbie into his post-practice shooting group while spending time with him off the floor. The Cavs couldn’t ask for a better pro as they hope to fix their cracked culture. So, yes, they would want Thompson back on a team-friendly deal — even if Drummond opts in. But there are a few more layers here.
The Cavs like Thompson. They were discussing a contract extension earlier this season. They recognize the unquantifiable value. Since trading for Drummond, forcing Thompson into a changed role, he never complained. Thompson even welcomed the newbie into his post-practice shooting group while spending time with him off the floor. The Cavs couldn’t ask for a better pro as they hope to fix their cracked culture. So, yes, they would want Thompson back on a team-friendly deal — even if Drummond opts in. But there are a few more layers here.
Chris Fedor: The information that I was getting at the time ofthe trade deadline is the minute the Cavs traded for Andre Drummond, the likelihood of anything happening with Tristan Thompson was very, very small in terms of re-signing him. And I think if the Cavs would have been more comfortable with where the contract extension negotiations with Tristan were, and if they would have been more comfortable with the chances of bringing him back this upcoming offseason… I mean, they probably still make the trade for Andre Drummond. But I don’t know if they would have been hunting rim protectors the way that they were.
Do you still plan to participate with Team Canada in the Olympics? Dillon Brooks: Yeah, absolutely. We are going to make a run. Hopefully, we can beat that virus so we can get over there and play. But I want to make history. I know we have a lot of guys in the league right now like Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Jamal Murray and Tristan Thompson and Kelly Olynyk. We all want to make history.
Storyline: Olympics
As Dellavedova was candidly answering the question, teammate Tristan Thompson, one of the three champions roaming the imbalanced locker room, was two stalls away from Dellavedova getting dressed. Thompson heard the question and the general tone. Even though he had talked about 10 minutes earlier, he had more to say, especially with Dellavedova the central topic. “You don’t have to prove s—,” Thompson said. “Know what you do. You can always play in this league. As long as you want. Can always play on my team.”
Mark Termini, the attorney/agent currently working as contract negotiator for the Klutch Sports Group, is perhaps the staunchest opponent of the buyout maneuver often pursued by NBA teams and players. Termini has not negotiated a buyout of an NBA contract during the course of his 30-plus years in the industry. It has been clear that Tristan Thompson wouldn’t be his first.
“Buyouts are usually misunderstood by the player, and many times by the agent as well,” Termini told RealGM. “I’m open-minded, but I have not yet been presented with a situation where the benefits of the buyout outweigh the current and potential negatives to the player. Maybe I will see something in the future that makes sense. If a team wants to move on from a player, they always have the right to waive that player.”
Tristan Thompson, Cleveland Cavaliers, former Cavs teammate: He has the worst fucking diet ever. Ask him what he eats for breakfast. He has like five french toast, drowns it in syrup with strawberries and bananas. Then he has like a four-egg omelette and then he goes and just fucking dunks on somebody. It doesn’t make sense. He eats desserts with every meal. He’ll come with his one-week diet, vegan crap, but he literally eats like it doesn’t make sense. He’s really a specimen. He eats like shit. I remember one year I tried to eat like he ate and it just didn’t work out. I started gaining weight and said, “Fuck this.” I mean it works for him. He loves sweets. He loves sweets. He eats desserts and French toast. It’s crazy how his body just burns it.