Tristan Thompson has always been a team player, but when it comes to free agency, he has to look out for himself and do whats best for him. Earlier, Lebron James invited his teammates to get a head start on this upcoming season and train in Miami, Florida. The team is a favorite to win the NBA Finals this upcoming year and this trip to Florida certainly helps their bond.
Thompson is in the middle of a restricted free agency period and he has elected not to join the team in Miami.
Restricted free agent Tristan Thompson will not attend the assembly, Northeast Ohio Media Group was informed. With the 24-year-old in the midst of a lengthy contract stalemate with the club, he has elected not to appear.
Where does Tristan land? Only time will tell, but this is a first step to his departure. As of now, the Cavaliers will not be offering him a max deal. Three other teams are reportedly giving interest in Thompson.
NEOMG reported that Kyrie Irving, J.R. Smith, Kevin Love, Iman Shumpert, Joe Harris, Mo Williams, Anderson Varejao and Sasha Kau will be at training camp in Florida. Of course you can expect Love, Irving and Varejao to be limited at the practice to only light drills.