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.