With the absence of LeBron James, the Cavs are looking are looking at one of their worst seasons to date next season. Last year’s Cavs were built around LeBron James, so the departure of their centerpiece has left a huge hole in their lineup.
With next season already looking like a write-off, Cleveland’s front office may be looking to start anew after the drafting of point guard Collin Sexton during this past NBA draft. On top of that, the Cavs could be looking to get rid of some of their veterans in exchange for young players and draft picks, according to reports.
Via Sam Amico of Amico Hoops, the Cavs are actively shopping point guard George Hill and sharpshooter Kyle Korver.
Hill and Korver, 32 and 37 respectively, are now entering the twilights of their careers, Korver further ahead than Hill, and will seem out of place on a Cleveland team that’s looking to get younger at almost every position as they look to rebuild in James’ absence.
J.R. Smith may also be a piece the Cavs are looking to move after his terrible performance in the NBA Finals this past season, being the nail in the coffin to LeBron’s departure.
Given the recent production from all three players last season, trade value will be extremely low for the trio, but some teams may be willing to offer some second-round and early first-round draft picks as well as expiring contracts if they’re lucky.
But that is not everything. Kevin Love could be traded this season, as well, because Cleveland Cavaliers need to start rebuilding.
According to Jason Lloyd of The Athletic, one of the destinations is Los Angeles, where he would reunite with James.
Love told WKYC TV in Cleveland that he is aware of the rumors for the past four years:
"Anything is possible," Love said of the trade speculation. "People have been saying that for the past four years. I knew that question would come, but I like to be here. I've always said that. Always wanted to win here."
One thing is sure, it will be a very interesting summer for the Cleveland Cavaliers and Kevin Love.