Tristan Thompson will not accept a buyout from the Cleveland Cavaliers if he is not traded before Thursday’s deadline, sources close to the situation tell RealGM.
Multiple teams continue to discuss a trade with the Cavaliers for Thompson, who is on an $18.5 million expiring contract. Thompson will be an unrestricted free agent this offseason coming off a five-year, $82 million deal signed in 2015 as a restricted free agent.
Thompson is averaging 11.9 points and 10.4 rebounds in 31.0 minutes over 48 games this season.
Klutch Sports has never taken a buyout in the history of their agency.