TRISTAN Thompson has reportedly slightly lowered his salary demand, but still has yet to reach a deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Earlier reported to be eyeing a US$94 million contract for five years, Thompson was said to be ready to sign a $53 million deal on Friday according to Chris Broussard of ESPN.
NBA SOURCES CONFIRM AGENT RICH PAUL WILL HAVE TRISTAN THOMPSON SIGN A 3 YEAR - $53 MILLION CONTRACT WITH CAVS.— Chris Broussard (@Chris_Broussard) September 24, 2015
However, Jason Lloyd of the Akron Beacon Journal said no deal has been reached.
I've been told reports of extension for Tristan Thompson inaccurate. No deal struck, nor do #Cavs seem interested in reported 3/$53 million— Jason Lloyd (@JasonLloydABJ) September 24, 2015
The earlier demand for five years would have paid Thompson, a key player in the recent layoffs for the Cavs, around $18.8 million but the new deal would give him $17 per season for three seasons.
Broussard later said the Cavaliers have not agreed to the deal.
Sources: Tristan Thompson is WILLING to sign a 3-year, $53 million deal with the Cavs. Cavs have not yet agreed to the deal.— Chris Broussard (@Chris_Broussard) September 24, 2015