LeBron James has revealed that he was delighted to help Kevin Love commit his future to the Cleveland Cavaliers. “Short-term and long-term he makes our team more risky”. The Cavs have continued to add to their roster as they wait on not just Smith but Tristan Thompson too, who could sign his qualifying offer and stay with the team for another season.
Earlier in August that six weeks after free agency hit, Thompson and the Cavs were in a contentious standoff over Thompson’s next contract.
LeBron James said that the Cavaliers top priority is to sign Tristan Thompson. Terry Pluto of the Cleveland Plain Dealer believes Smith will ultimately re-sign with the Cavs, noting, “The Cavs have made him an offer”.
And if Thompson doesn’t like what the Cavaliers keep offering him back?
Free agent Jared Cunningham has agreed to a deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers. He’s a restricted free agent, which means the Cavaliers can match anything that comes his way, and Thompson isn’t going to be offered the kind of money he’s asking from the Cavaliers.
The two sides were originally nearing a five-year, million deal, but Thompson understandably balked after seeing what others got paid and in light of all of the aforementioned circumstances – and likely should have. That wasn’t all he had to say in the recent CBS Sports report. The veteran Center earned $2.9 million last year for CSKA Moscow in Russian Federation. He would go on and play for the Atlanta Hawks and the Sacramento Kings in the next season, before being moved to the Los Angeles Clippers last season where he played the most games in a team in his career.
Hoping to land a more stable job in the league, Cunningham should find his way up the ladder in the Cavs as they are again a title contender in the coming season.
The small forward has yet to announce if he will play in the 2016 Olympics, even though USA Basketball managing director has already confirmed that he has a spot secured on the team.