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- Report: Darius Garland was ‘hurt’ when Cavs and Tristan Thompson parted ways
- Report: Nets to make run at acquiring Cavs backup center JaVale McGee
- Report: Cavs had chance to acquire DeAndre Jordan in 2018 with LeBron James on team
- Report: Some Cavs veterans ‘resented’ Collin Sexton in 2018, wanted to trade for one last shot at title
- Video: Jarrett Allen catches a body as he posterizes Nets defender
- Video: James Harden delivers filthy through-the-legs pass to Kyrie Irving
- Kevin Porter Jr. shares emotional post as he bids goodbye to Cleveland Cavaliers
- Report: Darius Garland and Dylan Windler expected to play Friday night vs. Nets
- Report: Cavs saw James Harden potential in Kevin Porter Jr.
Brian Windhorst: ‘Tristan Thompson Holdout Will Go Well into the Regular Season’
- Updated: October 10, 2015
The Tristan Thompson saga doesn’t seem to be ending anytime soon.
More than a week after the qualifying offer period passed without a deal between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Thompson, there isn’t any indication that there is an end in sight.
Brian Windhorst of ESPN backed up this claim while appearing on Zach Lowe’s podcast earlier in the week. Windhorst went so far as to say that the power forward could hold out for months:
“I think it will take a third party event to bridge the gap here. I actually believe it will probably go months. This will go well into the regular season.”
Since Thompson became a free agent in July, there has been a gulf between the two sides pertaining to contract discussions.
With the Cavaliers short on depth due to Kevin Love, Kyrie Irving and Iman Shumpert all currently recovering from injuries, it should be interesting to see how the team starts out the season. In the event that the team struggles early on without the 24-year-old power forward, the organization may feel pressured to re-sign Thompson a few weeks into the regular season.
All things considered, this situation has taken a turn for the worse and it remains to be seen when exactly Thompson will be back in a Cavs uniform.