Cavs’ Willing To Trade Tristan Thompson

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The Cleveland Cavaliers are reportedly willing to trade struggling forward Tristan Thompson, according to Yahoo Sports’ Shams Charania.

According to the report, “Multiple NBA teams have cited Tristan Thompson as an asset Cleveland is willing to move in the right deal, such as one for the Los Angeles Clippers’ DeAndre Jordan.”

Thompson inked a five-year, $82 million extension prior to the 2015-16 season and while the initial, on-court returns of the deal were solid, Thompson has faded as time has rolled on.

This season highlights just how much Thompson’s impact has subsided, as the forward is only averaging 5.3 points, 5.7 rebounds and 0.4 blocks in a career-low 19.0 minutes per game.

According to Terry Pluto of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, “The Clippers would strongly consider it if the Cavs added the Brooklyn 2018 first-round draft pick that they acquired in the Kyrie Irving deal.”

However, Pluto reported the Cavaliers “don’t plan to trade that pick,”

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