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Tristan Thompson breaks silence after finally signing new Cavaliers contract

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One of the biggest stories of the NBA offseason finally came to an end last night with the news that Tristan Thompson and the Cleveland Cavaliers had agreed to a new contract.

The deal, worth $82 million over five years, sees a huge weight lifted off the shoulders of the Ohio franchise as they prepare to begin the 2015-16 NBA season.

Speaking out

And, whilst Thompson had kept fairly quiet during the summer as rumor and speculation took hold, the young star took to Instagram soon after the extension was announced to post a message that is sure to excite Cleveland fans.

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Talking up the "hard work" he has put in away from the franchise over the summer, as well as the "unfinished business" he and his teammates have to see to, is exactly what Cavs fans want to hear.

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Especially from a man who many believe is the final piece of the jigsaw as the 2015 Finals runners up look to go one step better this time around.

under pressure

Still, with many arguing he isn't worth the $82 million deal, Thompson will have to do a lot more than talk a good game if he is to convince his critics.

A fast start to the regular season would be the perfect way for the power forward to silence those doubters.

The fact, though, that he is even an option for David Blatt when the head coach selects his team to face the Chicago Bulls on October 28th will be enough to satisfy some fans who feared a long holdout was on the cards.

Cavs fans: Has your team paid Thompson too much money, or is he worth it? Have your say in the comments below...

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Cleveland Cavaliers
Central Division
Eastern Conference
NBA

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