According to media reports, teams including the Los Angeles Lakers, the Los Angeles Clippers and the Toronto Raptors were all interested in signing Thompson. The Cavaliers also wanted to keep Thompson, but their offer was far below Thompsons expectations. For Thompson, he has a lot to do with LeBron James, who helped LeBron win the championship. Thompsons best bet is to go to the Lakers and join LeBron again.
However, the Lakers have already poached Harry from the Clippers on a two-year $19 million contract. As a result, the Lakers obviously couldnt offer Thompson a satisfactory contract and was out of the game. For Thompson, the clippers were a good option.
If Thompson can join the clippers, he can just fill the vacancy in Harrell. Although Thompsons offensive side is not as aggressive as Harrell, his defensive ability is obviously better. And the Clippers new head coach, tyron Lew, has coached Thompson for the Cavaliers and knows how to use him better.