Free agency opened up more than a month ago and from all accounts, the Cavs and restricted free agent Tristan Thompson are still very far apart. Thompson is looking for a 5-year, $94 max contract (who isn’t?), while the Cavs are balking at that.
Thompson does have the option to play this year for the Cavs by signing the $6.9 million qualifying offer, but if that were to happen, he’d leave next summer, per his agent Rich Paul.
The 2015-16 season will be Tristan Thompson’s last season with the Cleveland Cavaliers if he ends up signing the $6.9 million qualifying offer, according to his agent Rich Paul.
“A Tristan Thompson qualifying offer will be his last year with Cavs,” Paul told Northeast Ohio Media Group.
If that ended up being the case, Thompson would be an unrestricted free agent in the summer of 2016.