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

Ryan Glasspiegel

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

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.

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