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Tristan Thompson Not Happy About Cavs Initial Offer



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The Cleveland Cavaliers are looking to work out a new contract with forward Tristan Thompson, but apparently their first offer isn’t one that Thompson is too thrilled about.

According to ESPN’s Brian Windhorst, Thompson and the Cavs are at a bit of a stalemate in negotiations, with a framework in place that may need some work to get it to Thompson’s liking.

“I am confident that Tristan Thompson has the framework that he can return to the Cavs, but as of right now, that framework isn’t at the level of compensation that he wants it,” Windhorst said, during an appearance on WKNR’s Really Big Show (h/t Nick Dudukovoch of Fansided).

Thompson earned $18.5 million last season and may be the starting point in terms of salary when the two sides work out a new contract, which is expected.

Anthony DiMoro is the creator of Sports Rants and the CEO of Elite Rank Media. He is a former Contributor for Forbes and the Huffington Post where he covered sports, social media, and SEO. Anthony formerly hosted the 'Forbes SportsMoney Podcast'.