1. Tristan Thompson
The extension Tristan Thompson signed five years ago, for $82 million will come to an end, when this season is eventually declared as being over.
There’s rumors the NBA is trying to figure out a way to play in arenas without fans, but that remains to be seen.
Thompson was drafted as the fourth pick in the 2011 NBA Draft, three spots behind Kyrie Irving. While never an All-Star, Thompson became a significant contributor on those Cavs’ squads that made four straight Finals’ appearances.
There were rumors he’d be dealt before February’s trade deadline, and frankly, it was a surprise to see him stick around.
He’ll leave Cleveland as one of the franchise’s all-time greats and an offensive rebounding maven, and he’s the rare Cleveland athlete who can call himself a champion.