• by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Cavaliers forward Tristan Thompson does not report to camp

    Cavaliers forward Tristan Thompson did not report to training camp and is considered a holdout, the Cleveland Plain-Dealer reports.Thompson did not accept a one-year qualifying offer from the Cavaliers that had an Oct. 1 deadline. He remains a restricted free agent and Portland appears to be the only team with cap room to extend him the money he seeks.Thompson and the Cavs will continue to negotiate. If Thompson continues to sit out, Anderson Varejao could have increased fantasy value.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    GM: Cavaliers PF Tristan Thompson expected in Friday

    Cavaliers general manager David Griffin said he expects power forward Tristan Thompson to be on the court for practice Friday, per Jason Lloyd of the Akron Beacon Journal. "We fully expect (Friday) he'll be here in some form or fashion and we're excited to get going," Griffin told NBA TV on Thursday. "We're hopeful that he wants to move forward with his teammates in the same way we want to have Tristan here. If we can come to some agreement, we will."The Cavaliers and Thompson have been struggling all summer to find common ground on a new contract, but with the power forward facing a 11:59 p.m. deadline Thursday to accept the team's approximately $7 million qualifying offer, both sides could finally be closing in on a resolution.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Cavaliers still working on contract for forward Tristan Thomspon

    Forward Tristan Thompson was reportedly set to sign a three-year, $53 million contract, but the Cavaliers are not interested in such an extension, Jason Lloyd of the Akron Beacon Journal reports. Considering the initial report by ESPN.com's Chris Broussard has now also been corrected to say that Thompson is willing to sign a shorter term contract, it's pretty safe to say a deal has not been struck between the two sides. The Cavaliers do not appear willing to pay up for the amount Thompson would like in an extension, but the sides may be drawing somewhat closer as Thompson has begun to cave with his contract demands. In the meantime, he will prepare for the season without a definite contract but with a qualifying offer of $6.9 million having been extended to him by the Cavs.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Cavaliers and Tristan Thompson still at contract impasse

    Center Tristan Thompson and the Cavaliers are still at a contract impasse, ESPN.com reports. The team is reportedly offering $80 million over five years, while Thompson wants the maximum of $94 million. Cavaliers' training camp starts later in September and Thompson could still sign the one-year qualifying offer of $6.9 million. The forward would be a free agent after the 2015-16 season and his agent indicated that he would not return after that. The 24-year-old Thompson has not missed a game over the last three seasons and averaged 8.5 points and 8.0 rebounds for Cleveland last year.

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Report: James won't join Cavaliers until Tristan Thompson signed

    Cavaliers superstar LeBron James does not plan to negotiate a new contract until the team locks up emerging power forward Tristan Thompson, per ESPN. Both are represented by agent Rich Paul. Talks between Cleveland and Thompson have stalled, but are expected to reach fruition. The two sides had been reportedly been close to agreeing on a five-year deal worth $80 million, but no updates have since been provided.

  • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Report: Cavs nearing deal with Tristan Thompson

    The Cavaliers and center Tristan Thompson are closing in on a contract that would pay him more than $80 million, sources told ESPN. Thompson is a restricted free agent and the Cavs can match any outside offers.

  • by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

    Report: Cavaliers make qualifying offer to Tristan Thompson

    The Cavaliers have made a qualifying offer to Tristan Thompson, according to a report by Basketball Insiders. The offer makes Thompson a restricted free agent and allows the Cavs to match any offers he receives. Thompson averaged 8.5 points and 8.0 rebounds last season.

  • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Cavs intend to keep Tristan Thompson

    With Cavaliers forward Tristan Thompson a restricted free agent this offseason, the Cavaliers plan to bring Thompson back next season, reports ESPN. "We fully intend to have him here," general manager David Griffin said. With Thompson coming off a strong Finals performance, he is expected to be looking for a maximum contract offer.

  • by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

    Lebron James: Cavaliers should keep Tristan Thompson

    Cavaliers forward LeBron James made a pitch for the team to hold onto center Tristan Thompson. The Cavs passed on the chance to extend Thompson prior to the season, but, after he averaged 8.5 points and 8.0 rebounds this year, James is ready to endorse him for the long term. "Tristan should probably be a Cavalier for his whole career," James said on Monday, per Cleveland.com. "There's no reason why he shouldn't. This guy is 24 years old. He's played in 340?plus straight games, and he's gotten better every single season. It's almost like, 'What more can you ask out of a guy?'"

  • by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

    Hawks' Paul Millsap 'wouldn't mind' guarding LeBron in Game 2

    With Hawks forward DeMarre Carroll battling a knee injury, teammate Paul Millsap volunteered to guard LeBron James in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals. Millsap said he "wouldn't mind" guarding LeBron, per Cleveland.com. After making the offer, Millsap admitted that me might be best used elsewhere. "We've got to be smart about it," he said. "If they've got (Timofey) Mozgov and Tristan Thompson in the game, more than likely not. Probably need to put a body on Tristan Thompson. Maybe if they go to a smaller lineup."