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Reports: Tristan Thompson not expected at media day, Cavs increase offer

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In a bit of unsurprising news, Tristan Thompson will not be at media day today.

Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

When the Cleveland Cavaliers' media day kick off Cavs training camp later today, one familiar face will be absent.

According to ESPN's Brian Windhorst, Tristan Thompson and the Cavs did not agree to a new deal over the weekend and Thompson is not expected to attend media day. According to Windhorst, both Thompson and the Cavs aren't treating this as a holdout, as Thompson has until Oct. 1, which is Thursday, to sign his qualifying offer worth $6.9 million. The two sides could come to an agreement before then as well. According to Windhorst's report, the Cavs turned down Thompson's offer of a three-year max worth $53 million over the weekend.

Thompson is a free agent still, so he won't be fined for missing media day and it would have been weird for Thompson to attend without a deal in place. Still, it's a lock that Thompson will come up at media day. Stay tuned.

Update - 12:32 p.m.

According to Chris Haynes of the Northeast Media Group, the Cavs have upped their offer to Thompson but are not interested in signing Thompson the max or the three-year max. How much the Cavs have upped their offer is not known.