Chris Broussard and Local Reporters Have Conflicting Stories on Tristan Thompson Deal [UPDATE]

Chris Broussard and Local Reporters Have Conflicting Stories on Tristan Thompson Deal [UPDATE]

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Chris Broussard and Local Reporters Have Conflicting Stories on Tristan Thompson Deal [UPDATE]

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ESPN’s Chris Broussard reported that Tristan Thompson will sign a three-year, $53 million deal with the Cavs.

Soon thereafter, Jason Lloyd of the Akron Beacon-Journal swooped in:

As did Joe Vardon from Cleveland.com:

With these opposing reports, it should be pretty fun to watch how this plays out.

FWIW, Brian Windhorst reported earlier this week the sides were still far apart:

The Cavs have held firm at an offer of five years and $80 million, with Thompson looking for a max contract of $94 million over the same span, sources said. The talks have been at a virtual standstill since early July, and there isn’t much optimism on either side.

UPDATE (6:50 PM ET): Ah-hah.

Related: Chris Broussard Apologizes For Faulty Mark Cuban Reporting

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