Mar 30, 2014; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers forward Tristan Thompson (13) grabs a rebound in the fourth quarter against the Indiana Pacers at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: Cleveland Cavaliers extending Tristan Thompson is ‘dangerous’


Once the season ends, the Cleveland Cavaliers will have plenty of decisions to make.

One of them involves the future of power forward Tristan Thompson, who will be a restricted free agent, and whether or not they should sign him to an extension.

According to Brian Windhorst of ESPN.com, extending Thompson is “dangerous.”

 I think what could happen there is very dangerous. I almost think they should absolutely not extend him. They should let it play out. I think he is what he is. On a good team, he’s not your starter. I think, he’s you first big off the bench. Maybe you finish games with him. I kind of feel the same way about Spencer Hawes, to be honest with you. It’s really dangerous. What do you do there?

I know Tristan has dreams of getting what Derrick Favors got [four years, $49 million]. I think that’s insane money for him. I think Tristan’s much better off getting paid $6 or $7 million a year, but he’s never going to agree to that.

Thompson is averaging 11.7 points and 9.2 rebounds per game this season.

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