Lebron is really putting everyone in an awkward place on both sides of the Tristan Thompson contact situation.
LBJ continues to apply the pressure.. but it seems like he wants both sides to give in here.
"It's kind of like the elephant in the room all over, for everybody," James said after practice. "Hopefully some resolve can happen sooner than later. You know, obviously, we continue to say, I continue to say how his value to us is extreme, as we saw last year in the postseason, throughout the season."
He later added ""I'm not here to talk about numbers, things of that nature, because that's for them, for both sides to figure out. The last thing you need is a distraction when you try to make a championship run. And we have that right now. And it's unfortunate for both sides that we're going through it right now as a team. It's not an excuse, we will be ready to go but hopefully something happens in the near future."
Above Cavs beat writer spoke on the situation and how Lebron and the Cavs have handled it.
LBJ has handled this situation poorly.
The Cavs want to lock in Thompson, but LBJ has swept their legs from under them. The guy averaged 10 pts and 8 rebs last year, and is demanding a max contract deal. How is that possible?
His big bargaining chip is the fact that he has Lebron in his corner. Sadly neither side can agree on the number which has cause him to holdout.
Maybe it's time for Thompson to grab a fair market deal based on his performance thus far. For him to demand 90 million (and Lebron to back him on that number) is crazy.