Tristan Thompson and the Cleveland Cavaliers have mutual interest according to Chris Fedor of Cleveland.com. Thompson has been a Cavs player for a long time. He was able to get signed to a five-year, $82 million deal when LeBron James was on the team.
It is understandable that the Cavaliers would want Tristan Thompson back. The team is transformed now though since LeBron left. They have drafted two point guards and both of them have not panned out. Thompson represents a time when things were great for the Cavaliers. He has won a lot of games for them.
Here what Cavs GM Koby Altman said about Tristan Thompson:
“I think it’s fair to say there’s mutual interest for sure,” general manager Koby Altman said about the possibility of re-signing Thompson. “He’s been with this franchise his entire career since we drafted him. He’s won a championship here. Obviously, he means a lot to the players on the team right now, but it has to make sense. There are some events coming up — the draft, free agency — where we have to see if it makes sense for him. He’s earned the right to be an unrestricted free agent and explore opportunities at this point in his career. So, we’ll see.”
The Cavaliers and Tristan Thompson have been through a lot. They have won championships together and they have lost championships together. A player with that much experience needs to be treated with the upmost importance. Thompson may be a Cavalier for as long as he plays and that will be fine with the Cavalier nation.
Tristan Thompson is a fan favorite and gets massive respect from the team. The Cavaliers honoring Thompson with another contract would mean the end of his career. Thompson’s career is one that was elongated by hard work and determination. He will be remembered as a Cavalier forever.