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Cavaliers Willing To Trade Tristan Thompson “In The Right Deal”
Two years ago, LeBron James wanted Tristan Thompson to stay on the team for the foreseeable future and the Cavs gifted him with a 5-year, $82 million contract, with all money being guaranteed.
That love affair has apparently ended as Thompson is not putting in the production that he once did. It started in the 2017 NBA Finals, when he was being out-rebounded by Stephen Curry at times.
The Cavs have reportedly made Thomson available in advance of the February 8 trade deadline.
According to Yahoo Sports’ Shams Charania, “Multiple NBA teams have cited Tristan Thompson as an asset Cleveland is willing to move in the right deal, such as one for the Los Angeles Clippers’ DeAndre Jordan.”
Thompson is averaging 5.3 points, 5.7 rebounds and 0.4 blocks in a career-low 19.0 minutes per game. His calf injury earlier in the year made him lose a month’s worth of games.
If the Cavs do decide to deal Thompson to the Clippers for DeAndre Jordan, it would likely cost them that coveted Brooklyn 2018 first-round draft pick that they acquired in the Kyrie Irving deal.