Despite previous reports indicating interest in a possible trade, the Cavaliers are not actively shopping All-Star forward Kevin Love heading into tomorrow’s NBA Draft, reports Dave McMenamin of ESPN. McMenamin further writes that the Cavs also have interest in keeping Love on the roster moving forward regardless of whether LeBron James decides to stay in Cleveland.
Love, 29, averaged 17.6 points per game on 45.8 percent shooting during the 2017/18 regular season, but saw his numbers fall to 14.9 points per game on 39.2 percent shooting during the playoffs. Upon losing in the NBA Finals for a second consecutive season, Love spoke about the uncertainty surrounding his and James’ future with the Cavaliers.
“Obviously, I’d love to play with LeBron the rest of my career, but that will be a choice that he makes… (but) anything is possible. People have been saying (I’m leaving Cleveland) for the past four years. I knew that question would come. But I like to be here. I’ve always said that. Always wanted to win here.”
Love has two years left on his contract with just over $49.7MM in salary remaining, but he possesses a player option for the 2019/20 season.