Reoort: Cavaliers have made Love available in trade talks

The Cavs have made Kevin Love available in trade talks.

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.

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.

3 Comments on "Reoort: Cavaliers have made Love available in trade talks"

  1. I’d really like to keep KLove, but as you wrote, he’s not played a lot of games the last 5 years except for the championship year. If he goes, who do we look to for veteran leadership? TT??

  2. Id like him to stay, but I think its far more imperative for the Cavs to dump his contract now, while he retains value as a stretch four who can knock down threes and rebound in double figures.

  3. I feel stupid for clicking this link. Obviously Windy is just making wild guesses to sound relevant.

    Even if the Cavs wanted to trade Love (and they’ve constantly said they don’t), why would they do it before he geys some mor health games in and regains some value.

    I swear “speculate about Kevin Love trade” is code for “my bosses want me to write a clickbait article and I have nothing real to talk about”

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