Tristan Thompson was a no-show at Cavs media day, meaning every other member of the Cavs would be wielding questions about his future in Cleveland.
General manager David Griffin and coach David Blatt were the first people to speak on the issue. Next up was another one of Rich Paul's clients: LeBron James. James was not shy about what he had to say about Thompson and his contract negotiations with the team. Although James said that he himself was not involved in the negotiations, he was confident that a deal would get done between the two sides.
LeBron says he is "optimistic" about the Tristan Thompson negotiations, but said he is not getting involved.— Dave McMenamin (@mcten) September 28, 2015
LeBron James said he "understands how important Tristan is to our team...'Very optimistic something will get done for both sides long-term."— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) September 28, 2015
LeBron also talked about how important Thompson was to the Cavs and how big of a piece Thompson is toward the Cavs chances of winning the championship.
With the qualifying offer deadline only a few days away, does LeBron's confidence in the Thompson contract negotiations mean anything of significance toward a deal getting done?