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LeBron 'optimistic' that deal will get done between Cavs and Tristan Thompson

With no Tristan at training camp, LeBron commented on the contract negotiations between the Cavs and Tristan Thompson

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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 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?