RUMOR: Cavs would need to be overwhelmed by an offer in order to trade Kevin Love
There have been conflicting rumors regarding the Cleveland Cavaliers’ interest in trading former All-Star Kevin Love. Some insiders say that they will be willing to trade him to jumpstart their rebuild, while others are reporting that the Cavs would like to retain Love because of his veteran leadership.
Cleveland.com’s Chris Fedor wanted to shed light onto this matter. He answered some questions from fans on Twitter, including someone who asked if the Cavaliers will be willing to trade Love to the Los Angeles Lakers for the fourth pick. Fedor didn’t give a direct answer to the question, but he said, people constantly ask him the same thing over and over, so he gave a generalized response.
You’re not the only one sending the Kevin Love trade questions. But I don’t know how many other ways I can write this response before it resonates. Love is not one of the players the Cavs are looking to deal. They want him here. They believe his professionalism and leadership are important. He’s the kind of player any team should want around a young group because of the daily example he sets.
Would the Cavs move him in the right deal? Sure, they would consider it. No one should be labeled untouchable this early into the rebuild.
Love signed a four-year deal with the Cavs last summer, and the initial plan was to pair him with lottery pick Colin Sexton. The team wanted to compete for a playoff spot last season, but the former got injured and the latter played with a lot of inconsistency throughout the year.
But the Cavs are still optimistic that they can be better. They have the sixth overall pick in the draft, which means another prospect can be added to their young core. Love will serve as the mentor of the young guys on the team, while hopefully still being able to play at an All-Star level.
It seems that the Cavaliers have faith in Love. After all, he was integral in the team’s title run back in 2016. This is them repaying his decision to stay with the team even though LeBron James and Kyrie Irving have already left.