NBA Rumors: Buzz Surrounding Tristan Thompson, Norris Cole and More

August 5th, 2015 by Joe Pantorno Leave a reply »

There might not have been much to talk about on the NBA transaction front, but have hope—there could be moves on the way. 

The defending Eastern Conference champions are looking to bolster their roster, while one of the up-and-coming teams in the West try to retain their point guard. 


Tristan Thompson Restricted free-agent forward Tristan Thompson developed into one of the Cleveland Cavaliers' most important role players during their run to an Eastern Conference title. 

One of their best shutdown defenders, Thompson is a big reason why the Cavaliers went as far as they did, and he is now looking to get paid for it. 

According to Terry Pluto of the Plain Dealer, the Cavaliers are in talks with Thompson where "he will either play for the one-year qualifying offer ($6.8 million) or sign a lucrative extension."

With the salary cap heavily increasing in the coming years, there's a good chance that Thompson will want to agree to the one-year deal and get paid even more the following offseason. According to Pluto, sources have shown him that the cap will go ...

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