NBA trade rumors: Cavaliers would want combination of young players, picks for Kevin Love

By E.Jay Zarett 15 July 2019 11
NBA trade rumors: Cavaliers would want combination of young players, picks for Kevin Love

The Cavaliers are unlikely to move Kevin Love. But, they might consider dealing the star for the right price.

Cleveland does not want to trade the 30-year-old forward and would have to be “blown away” by an offer to consider moving him, according to a report from Cleveland.com, which cites unidentified league sources.

The report adds:

According to sources, the Cavs would want some combination of young players and draft picks. Not one or the other. Both.

The five-time All-Star struggled with injuries throughout 2018-19 and played in just 22 games. He averaged 17 points and 10.9 rebounds while shooting 36.1% from 3-point range in 27.2 minutes per appearance.

The Cavaliers were one of the worst teams in the NBA last season and finished with a 19-63 record.

“We have a good group of guys that want to be better and guys that haven’t given in to losing,” Love said in February, via the News-Herald. “That can be easy when so many games come at you so fast, but we’ve had a mentality that any given night we can win a basketball game. We’re going to continue to be like that.

Love signed a four-year, $120 million extension with Cleveland in July 2018.

The Cavaliers parted ways with interim coach Larry Drew in April and hired John Beilein away from Michigan to replace him. The team fired Tyronn Lue after an 0-6 start to 2018-19.

The Cavaliers added Vanderbilt guard Darius Garland, Belmont wing Dylan Windler and USC guard Kevin Porter Jr. in the first round of the 2019 draft last month.

 

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