Cleveland Cavaliers general manager Koby Altman says the Cavs have no interest in trading All-Star big man Kevin Love.
Love is making $28.9 million this season. The Cavs are unlikely to make the playoffs and the franchise is going to receive trade calls on Love.
However, Altman says the Cavs really value Love and aren’t going to move the do-it-all veteran, via Chris Fedor of Cleveland.com:
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“He knew this was going to be a process. He knew we were going to bring in some younger guys. He knew we were going to build. He was all in for that,” Altman said. “. . . For a guy that is a five-time All-Star, loves it here, wants to help us grow, I don’t know how you replace a player that caliber. He’s been great and meaningful to our guys. We are a much better team with him on the floor. The city has embraced him, he’s embraced the city and so it would be really, really tough to move on from him.”
Point blank: Is there interest in dealing Love?
“No. Not at all,” Altman said quickly.
The Cavs are 2-4 on the season. Love is averaging 19.2 points, 15.3 rebounds and 4.3 assists while shooting 49.3 percent from the field, 41.5 percent from beyond the arc and 86.7 percent from the free-throw line.