Fedor adds that when the front office gave Love a four-year extension last summer, it viewed him as part of the foundation for the future, along with Collin Sexton
, Cedi Osman
, Larry Nance Jr.
and this year’s first-rounder, which landed at No. 5. Love played just 22 games last season, and Fedor doesn’t believe it’s likely that a team would make a significant offers to the Cavaliers given Love’s age, contract and injury risk.
There’s more from the Central Division:
- Jordan Clarkson could be a valuable trade piece heading into the final year of his contract, and the Cavaliers may start talks as early as this summer, Fedor adds in the same piece. Clarkson averaged a career-high 16.8 points per game off the bench this season and has an affordable $13.4MM salary for next year. Fedor states that Cleveland may have to take on long-term salary, but he expects the organization to receive a first-round pick or a pair of second-rounders in exchange for Clarkson.
- With the Pacers facing six important free agent decisions this summer, J. Michael of The Indianapolis Star examines the pros and cons of keeping each player. What the team does with Thaddeus Young, Cory Joseph, Darren Collison, Kyle O’Quinn, Bojan Bogdanovic and Wesley Matthews will shape the offseason, and it could create about $45MM in cap room by letting them all go.
- The city of Milwaukee is considering a $400K settlement with Sterling Brown regarding an incident in which police officers allegedly used a stun gun to arrest him over a parking violation, writes Ivan Moreno of The Associated Press. Brown, who sued the city over the incident, received an apology from Police Chief Alfonso Morales. Milwaukee’s Common Council has a June 10 vote scheduled on the proposed settlement.