Jun 16, 2015; Cleveland, OH, USA; Golden State Warriors forwardDraymond Green
(23) misses a dunk against Cleveland Cavaliers center
(13) during the third quarter in game six of the NBA Finals at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: Tony Dejak-Pool Photo via USA TODAY Sports
Tristan Thompson is going to make between $15-$17 million next season with some team, and it will most likely be the Cavs.
The Cavs can match any offer given to the restricted free agent, and they’re probably going to have to pay up, big time.
Thompson has the vocal endorsement of LeBron, and he’s also represented by Lebron’s friend/agent Rich Paul. Keeping LeBron happy is what it’s all about, as we saw how dissatisfied James became when Miami Heat owner Mickey Arison decided to get cheap following Miami’s second title.
It’s more than a little scary to commit major money to a guy such as Thompson, who has a limited offensive game. But with LeBron, Kyrie and Love, the team doesn’t need more scoring. They need the guy who can grind out rebounds and create extra possessions.
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