It seems that the Cleveland Cavaliers and Kevin Love are headed for a split soon, but as of now, the Cavs haven’t gained any traction on a Love trade, according to Brian Windhorst of ESPN.
Love would prefer a trade to a contender, though he has not publicly asked for one:
“(Love) absolutely, totally wants to get out of there,” Windhorst said on his podcast(h/t RealGM). “It has driven him various levels of crazy to be there this season, but there’s not that much traction for a trade as far I can tell… That is a bit of a mess to say the least.”
Love had an emotional verbal outburst directed toward Cavs general manager Koby Altman following shootaround this past Saturday, expressing his displeasure and disgust with the organization, according to The Athletic.
A five-time All-Star and NBA champion, Love is making $28.9 million this season. He has three years left on his contract with the Cavs after this season ends.
Love is averaging 16.4 points, 10.3 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game for the Cavs. He’s shooting 44.7 percent from the field, 37.6 percent from beyond the arc and 84.9 percent from the free-throw line.
A bevy of contenders would love to acquire Love. He has career averages of 18.2 points and 11.2 rebounds with the Minnesota Timberwolves and Cavs.