Since the departure of LeBron James in 2018, much speculation has surfaced about the future of Kevin Love. As the Cavaliers continue their hard-core rebuild, Love's role and place with the team has been in increasing doubt. At 31-years-old, he just doesn't fit their timeline.
In a chat with Tim Reynolds of The Associated Press, the 5x All-Star addressed this uncertainty...
”I’m just going to let the chips fall,” Love said, as quoted by NBA.com. ”I know that this is a young team. I think I can help them. I’m going to do right by Cleveland, the organization. This is a league where teams want to rebuild, teams want to go young but certain teams are looking for a piece, a guy who’s played in the Finals, a guy who has playoff experience. I don’t know what’s going to happen, but I think it definitely lessens the burden and the anxiety.”
It seems like Love is prepared for whatever comes next. And, until the day he moves on from Cleveland, he's going to do what he can for them, he's going to lead them.
It's hard to say how long that partnership will last. A number of teams have shown interest in Love, including many who have the assets to trade for him right now. It will be interesting to see what else he can offer the Cavs as we await the next chapter of his storied career.