Kevin Love is currently on the Cavaliers, coming off of a mostly uneventful season. His performance wasn't the best over the course of the season, including his short stint with Team USA basketball. Love's performance combined with the Cavaliers drafting Evan Mobley, re-signing Jarrett Allen, and trading for Lauri Markkanen has led some to believe that a buyout of Kevin Love's contract could potentially happen. However, it seems as though that will not be the case.
Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN has recently relayed the words of Kevin Love's agent, Jeff Schwartz, who stated that there have been "no talks" with the Cavaliers about a buyout. He also reported that Love "supports" being traded from the Cavaliers, though it seems as if the Cavaliers have been unable to find a suitable deal thus far.
Five-time All-Star forward Kevin Love has no interest in negotiating a buyout on the two years and $60 million left on his contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers, his agent, Jeff Schwartz of Excel Sports, told ESPN on Saturday.
"There have been no talks with Cleveland on a buyout, nor is there any interest from Kevin in doing a buyout," Schwartz told ESPN.
The Cavaliers have periodically explored trading Love -- a scenario he supports -- but have been unable to find a deal they're willing to execute, sources said.
The arrivals of three significantly younger frontcourt players in the past year -- center Jarrett Allen, No. 3 pick Evan Mobley and forward Lauri Markkanen from the Bulls -- could impact Love's minutes with the Cavaliers
While Kevin Love would certainly be of help to a lot of teams around the league as an experienced veteran, it seems as though there will be no buyout as of this moment. We'll see what happens in the future, but it looks like Kevin Love might be staying on the Cleveland Cavaliers.