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Predicting what will happen with Tristan Thompson before the trade deadline

In the running for worst record in the league, it makes sense for the Cavaliers to part ways with Thompson.

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Tristan Thompson has spent his entire nine-year career with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Come next week, he could be wearing a different uniform for the first time. He’s in the last year of his contract and it doesn’t make a ton of sense for the Cavs to hold him when they are clearly building for the future.

Will Tristan Thompson get traded before the deadline?

Predicting trades is always a difficult task. With that said, there aren’t any players I am more confident in getting moved at the deadline than Thompson. He’s a veteran with playoff experience and there isn’t a long term commitment required to take on his contract. On top of this, the Cavalier don’t have a need for him either. This is a young team heading towards picking high in the draft. Cleveland will almost certainly ship off Thompson to the highest bidder, which likely won’t be a steep price. A late draft pick or a young player with upside should be enough to get a deal completed. The Los Angeles Clippers, Houston Rockets, Dallas Mavericks and Toronto Raptors are all teams that have been tied to Thompson.

Prediction: He gone.