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.