Tristan Thompson is reportedly on the block ahead of this week’s NBA trade deadline.
The 28-year-old center is averaging a career-best 11.9 points and 10.4 rebounds; he is also in the last year of a five-year, $82 million deal.
The Cavs made Thompson a late for Monday’s night’s matchup with the visiting New York Knicks, raising suspicions in Cleveland.
Per Yahoo Sports:
Cleveland Cavaliers forward Tristan Thompson is available on the market with the Feb. 6 trade deadline approaching, league sources told Yahoo Sports.
Thompson, 28, would be an ideal addition for a number of teams looking to bolster their roster with a defensive and rebounding presence for a serious playoff run, sources said.
Sources said the Cavaliers are in “asset accumulation mode” after a 131-112 loss to Golden State at home on Saturday.