Since the NBA trade deadline is only two days away, the clock is ticking for the Cleveland Cavaliers to ship out a few veterans. The main priority for the front office at the moment is finding a suitor for Tristan Thompson.
Cleveland already revealed that it'll have to wait until this offseason to re-engage in trade talks regarding All-Star forward Kevin Love.
As for Thompson, the team is working hard to find a trade partner. The veteran center is on an expiring deal and is expected to leave the Cavaliers following this season.
With the deadline set for this Thursday, the Cavaliers are holding Thompson out of the lineup for precautionary reasons. It would make no sense to risk any injuries since he's on the trading block.
According to Joe Vardon of The Athletic, the Cavs believe they have no leverage in this scenario because they feel Thompson will leave in free agency anyway.
Basically, the team has to ship Thompson for parts even if the package in return isn't that great.
Thompson is averaging 11.9 points and 10.4 rebounds per game this season.
Any team in need of help on the boards should have interest in Thompson. He's also a proven winner and has shown he can be a nice role player on a contending team.