LeBron James Comments on Tristan Thompson’s Status with Cavaliers

August 13th, 2015 by Alec Nathan Leave a reply »

The Cleveland Cavaliers have had one of the NBA's most successful summers by virtue of re-signing Kevin Love, Iman Shumpert and Matthew Dellavedova, but Tristan Thompson's unresolved contract situation continues to ominously hover over the Wine and Gold as a new season approaches. 

And after the restricted free-agent power forward filled in admirably for Love during the postseason, Cavaliers star LeBron James knows the team needs to do all it can to retain its purveyor of hustle and muscle. 

"Our No. 1 objective right now is to sign Tristan," James said Thursday, according to ESPN.com's Brian Windhorst. "He's a huge part of our team. Short term and long term he makes our team more dangerous."

James added: "Things need to be worked out from his side and the Cavs but we need him back. I think our front office has done a great job this summer. The next step is to get Tristan done."

Since Thompson is a restricted free agent, the Cavaliers retain the right to match any offers he receives. However, if he doesn't field any deals and the Cavaliers don't present terms that the 24-year-old is amenable to, ...

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