Kevin Love’s days with the Cleveland Cavaliers may not be numbered after all, as according to Chris Fedor of Cleveland.com, the Cavs still have nothing percolating on the Love trade front.
Love is making $28.9 million this season. He has three years left on his contract after this season ends:
We are about 24 hours from the NBA trade deadline. Multiple sources continue to describe a #Cavs trade of Kevin Love as “highly unlikely” and Cleveland’s stance on his value hasn’t changed
— Chris Fedor (@ChrisFedor) February 5, 2020
Love has appeared in 44 games for the Cavs this season. He’s averaging 17.8 points, 9.8 rebounds and 3.0 assists while shooting 45.7 percent from the field, 38.1 percent from beyond the arc and 85.0 percent from the free-throw line.
NBA execs don’t expect teams interested in Love to give up a lot to acquire him since they don’t see the 31-year-old as a game-changer who can put a team over the top at this stage of his career.
The five-time All-Star has always been linked to the Portland Trail Blazers since he played his high school ball in Oregon, but it doesn’t appear the Blazers are going to make a move to get Love since Jusuf Nurkic is going to be back before the season ends and Hassan Whiteside will back him up.
Love has career averages of 18.2 points and 11.2 rebounds with the Minnesota Timberwolves and Cavs. If Cleveland doesn’t trade him at the deadline, they will likely try again in the summer.