News: LeBron James calls Thompson's contract stalemate with the Cavaliers ''a distraction.''
Impact: Thompson has not reported to training camp as he remains in a holdout for a long-term deal. James remains hopeful the sides can work out a deal for Thompson, who filled in for an injured Kevin Love and helped the Cavs make it to the NBA Finals last season. Thompson remains a restricted free agent and can receive offers from other teams.
News: Thompson did not report to training camp and is considered a holdout, the Cleveland Plain-Dealer reports.
Impact: Thompson did not accept a one-year qualifying offer from the Cavaliers that had an Oct. 1 deadline. He remains a restricted free agent and Portland appears to be the only team with cap room to extend him the money he seeks. That scenario does not seem likely. Thompson and the Cavs will continue to negotiate. If Thompson continues to sit out, Anderson Varejao could have increased fantasy value.