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Though they have denied shopping Kevin Love, the Cleveland Cavaliers have made the five-time All-Star available in trade talks, according to Brian Windhorst of ESPN.
During an appearance on ESPN 850 WKNR in Cleveland, Windhorst put 50-50 odds on the Cavaliers making a deal to move Love.
“It’s hard to find the right deal for him,” Windhorst said.
.@WindhorstESPN on whether Love will be back with the Cavs next year: "He's been out there in some trade talks, but it's hard to find the right deal for him…I'd say it's 50/50."
— Aaron Goldhammer (@HammerNation19) June 18, 2019
Love, 30, signed a four-year, $120 million contract extension with Love last summer.
The 6-foot-10, 251-pound Love underwent surgery on his left toe four games into last season, limiting him to only 22 games (21 starts). In those games, Love was effective, averaging 17.0 points, 10.9 rebounds and 2.2 assists in 27.2 minutes, though he shot only 38.5 percent from the field, along with 36.1 percent from deep and a career-high 90.4 percent from the free-throw line.
Love, the fifth overall pick in the 2008 NBA Draft out of UCLA by the Memphis Grizzlies, carries career averages of 18.3 points, 11.3 boards and 2.3 assists, along with a shooting line of 44.2/37.0/82.7.
He will turn 31 on Sept. 7. Love has not played more than 60 games in a regular season since the Cavaliers’ NBA championship season of 2016, when he played in 77 regular-season games.