Rumor: Cavs willing to trade Kevin Love and Kyle Korver for the right price
The Cleveland Cavaliers are at a crossroads. After LeBron James spurned the Cavs for the Los Angeles Lakers, the front office must seriously evaluate where the franchise is at. Brian Windhorst believes that Cleveland is open to trading Kevin Love and Kyle Korver if a team presents the right offer.
Windhorst went on The Land On Demand podcast and said:
“I think the Cavs would trade Kevin Love and Kyle Korver but aren’t out there peppering teams for trade offers. I don’t think the Cavs want to trade them, it’s just that they aren’t untouchable.”
This could be pure speculation on Windhorst’s part, but it makes complete sense for the Cavs. In order to reset the franchise and move in a positive direction, they may need to deal Love and Korver for assets.
Even with Love and Korver, Cleveland is not a contender to compete in the Eastern Conference. They may be able to make a push towards the playoffs, but they won’t be able to compete with the likes of the Boston Celtics and the Philadelphia 76ers.
It’s unclear how much Cleveland would get back for either player, but it’s likely that they are willing to listen to offers for the right deal. Love and Korver are definitely attractive pieces that could add a lot to a contending team. Love is still an exceptional scorer that can fill up the box score, and Korver can still shoot the lights out.
Nothing about the future is certain in Cleveland, and that includes Kevin Love and Kyle Korver.