With NBA Trade season now in full swing, Kevin Love’s future with the Cavs is growing more doubtful by the day.
After six seasons with the Cavaliers, it appears as though the team is finally ready to let him go. As a 31-year-old, rebounding and shooting specialist who also happens to be an NBA Champion, there has been no shortage of shooters for Love.
As early trade talks continue, two teams have emerged as the most aggressive in their pursuit of Kevin: the Portland Trail Blazers and Phoenix Suns.
Speaking on the Woj & Lowe Trade Deadline Special, ESPN’s Zach Lowe said that the Cavs are looking to trade the big man for a first-round pick and some additionals. The Blazers — which happens to be in Love’s hometown of Oregon — are seen as suitors. The Suns, who have greatly improved this year, might look into a possible deal as well.
Lowe still thinks Cleveland will get a first round draft pick for Love. Mentions Portland as a suitor and says Phoenix might sniff around.
— Sagar Trika (@BlazersBySagar) December 16, 2019
The biggest concern in trading for Love is his contract. He currently has three years with approximately $91 million left on his deal. His history of injury and current age don’t he;p sweeten that reality, either.
Still, Love is viewed as a great asset by many around the association. This season, he is averaging 16 points and 10 rebounds on 43% shooting.