The Cleveland Cavaliers are interested in retaining Tristan Thompson after this season and making him part of the team's growing core, league sources told Chris Fedor of

Thompson, who has impressed the organization with his hard work, is in the final year of his contract. He will be an unrestricted free agent after this season.

Fedor adds that there has yet to be any "real" conversations between Thompson's camp and the Cavs about a contract extension.