Report: Rival teams aim to convince Cavs’ Thompson to take buyout

Cavaliers center Tristan Thompson maneuvers as Hornets center Cody Zeller defends during a recent game. Photo by David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

CLEVELAND — Several opposing teams are hoping to convince Cavaliers center Tristan Thompson to take a contract buyout and join them for a playoff run, according to James Rapien of 92.3 The Fan.

Thompson is in the final year of his contract and due $18.5 million this season. He will become an unrestricted free agent in July.

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