NBA Rumors: Ranking and predicting where buyout candidates will sign

Miami Heat Goran Dragic (Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports)
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Boston Celtics Tristan Thompson (Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports) /

5. Tristan Thompson, Indiana Pacers

It’s unlikely that Tristian Thompson is going to remain on the Indiana Pacers and it’s likely that he’ll pursue to sign with a contender for the push toward the postseason. Despite the narratives that surround Thompson, he’s still a solid player that could beef up a team’s frontcourt.

During his time in Sacramento this season, Thompson six points and five rebounds per game in just 15 minutes per contest. If given a slightly bigger opportunity,  there’s no question that he can still be a productive big.

I could see Thompson signing for the remainder of the season with a team like the Golden State  Warriors. They have questions regarding their frontcourt depth, especially with the concerns that revolve around James Wiseman’s possible return.

Prediction: Golden State Warriors