Cleveland Cavaliers All-Star big man Kevin Love’s name is once again being brought up in trade rumors, as ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported last week that the Cavs are “expressing a willingness to listen to offers” for Love.
Love, though, says hearing his name in trade rumors is nothing new since he’s been hearing this stuff ever since he got to Cleveland back in 2014.
“Nothing’s changed,” Love told Tim Bontemps of ESPN. “What I mean by that is, since I got here they’ve been … since I f—ing got here, there’s been talk of me being traded, so it’s nothing different. If they decide to go that way, I’ve just got to know it’s part of the business, or if we decide to go that way, it’s part of the business.
“Truthfully, I don’t know how it’s going to play out, because I see both sides.”
Love is making $28.9 million this season. He has three years left on his contract with the Cavs after this season ends.
A five-time All-Star and NBA champion, Love is averaging 16.1 points and 10.5 rebounds per game this season for the Cavs. He’s shooting 44.0 percent from the field, 37.1 percent from beyond the arc and 88.2 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.