Cavaliers Not Actively Shopping Kevin Love

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.

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11 thoughts on “Cavaliers Not Actively Shopping Kevin Love

  1. OCTraveler

    Would actually prefer Love to James for the Lakers. Ball … Love … Leonard … Ingram … Kuzbass

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  2. Clark K

    Love and the 8th for McCollum makes some sense to me, you look back at when the Blazers were really good it was Lillard and LA why not try to replicate that with Love? For the Cavs they get younger and one of the best 3 point shooters

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  3. knickscavsfan

    That doesn’t make sense for the Cavs. Marginal increase in points. They both shoot high % from the 3. However CJ is one dimensional. Love is a great rebounder tho. And I think we can get an elite talent at #8 spot in the draft.

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  4. Dionis

    They could just retool around Love, no need to blow the team up.

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  5. sameichel

    Retool around both of them, draft a SG that the blazers would like, then trade him, Jordan Clarkson, and osman for McCollum

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  6. sameichel

    Trade machine says they could trade osman, Jordan Clarkson, and pick to blazers for CJ, then smith to the wizards, and gortat to the blazers

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    • sameichel

      Then the wizards could either buy him out, or trade beal

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  7. K-Love & the #8 is too much for CJ, you need a better return on that. Why people is always undervaluing K-Love?

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