Report: Cavs Haven’t Talked About Contract Extension With Tristan Thompson

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Cleveland Cavaliers center Tristan Thompson is having a career year that will likely earn him a big payday.

According to a recent report from’s Chris Fedor, however, the Cavaliers have yet to reach out to Thompson about the possibility of a contract extension.

“Keeping Thompson seems like the smart move. It makes sense to have a pillar like that anchoring this rebuild,” Fedor wrote. “It can’t be a roster filled with kids. Someone has to guide them. But multiple sources tell there haven’t been any conversations about a contract extension to this point. Of course, that could change in the coming weeks.”

Thompson signed a five-year, $82 million contract with the Cavaliers in 2016 after he helped the franchise win its first championship.

He is due $18.5 million for this season, but his current deal expires this summer.

The Cavs could re-sign Thompson by the end of the season, but there’s no guarantee that they will be able to lock him up once he becomes a free agent.

The 6-foot-9 center is putting up career-highs in three major statistical categories, averaging 12.8 points, 10.5 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game this season.

Reportedly coveted by a number of teams, Thompson will likely come up in many trade rumors in the weeks heading into the Feb. 6 trade deadline.

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Omar is a former staff writer with the King James Gospel. He is a Cavaliers fan who has followed the team from the Mark Price-led 1980s team to the LeBron era. Omar applauded the King's return to the Land and celebrated the team's first championship in 2016. He has pledged to defend the Land every chance he gets.