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#pounditThursday, November 26, 2020

Report: Cavaliers make Tristan Thompson available in trade talks

Tristan Thompson

The Cleveland Cavaliers have been willing to trade most of the veterans on their roster, and that now explicitly includes Tristan Thompson.

According to Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports, the Cavaliers have made Thompson available in trade talks, with the team entering “asset accumulation mode” ahead of Thursday’s trade deadline.

Thompson may not be the best center potentially on the market, but he’d have significant value to a contender. The 28-year-old is having the best season of his career, averaging 11.9 points and 10.4 rebounds per game. He’s also making $18.5 million but is in the final year of his contract, meaning teams acquiring him would not have to make any financial commitments beyond this season to get him.

Plenty of contenders were already said to be interested in Thompson before this news. Expect talks to intensify this week ahead of Thursday’s deadline.

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