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Report: Cavaliers already increased Tristan Thompson’s offer

2015 NBA Finals - Game Five

OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 14: Tristan Thompson #13 of the Cleveland Cavaliers speaks at the post game press conference after Game Five of the 2015 NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors on June 14, 2015 at ORACLE Arena in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2015 NBAE (Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images)

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Tristan Thompson and the Cavaliers were reportedly close to a five-year, $80 million contract on the first day of free agency.

Thompson remains unsigned, and Cleveland is reportedly holding firm on that five-year, $80 million offer.

Will the Cavs compromise toward the $94,343,125 max contract Thompson desires?

They might say they already have.

Joe Vardon of Cleveland.com:

The team, meanwhile, has offered a five-year, $80 million contract and has already come up from its original offer to reach that number, according to a source.

This seems like the Cavaliers combatting the perception that they’re being too stubborn.

They’re being reasonable. Thompson is demanding too much. At least that’s what Cleveland seemingly wants to convey.

But this also shows the Cavaliers are willing to adjust their offer. That might partially explain why Thompson continues to wait.

Will they increase their offer again before the Oct. 1 deadline for Thompson to accept his qualifying offer? That very well could determine whether or not he takes the one-year tender.