Reports suggest that Celveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love could be offloaded this season.
The Cavaliers had to revamp their approach since LeBron James had left the side in 2018. They had felt the need to go a rebuilding phase with more focus on younger players and draft picks. And never as much as they would be feeling it now.
Cleveland are second from bottom in the Eastern Conference with just five wins in 22 games. Adrian Wojnarowski has now reported that the Cavaliers are ready to consider offers for Kevin Love.
“One player that a lot of teams have on their radar (is) Kevin Love in Cleveland,” Wojnarowski said on SportsCenter.
“He’s signed for another three years and there are a lot of teams, especially in the West, who would like more size to get in that championship chase, and I’m told that Cleveland is ready now to listen to offers on Kevin Love… If somebody blows them away with an offer, this is a team clearly still in a rebuild.
“He’s going to be a player very much in demand, and I think there’s going to be a lot of conversations between Cleveland and teams all over the league about Love.”
Love has been involved in many rumours since the departure of LeBron James. The main reason for it being he could be a good addition to teams that would be looking to compete in the post season.
The Cavaliers are ready to listen to offers for Kevin Love, sources tell @wojespn.
Here’s Woj on the trade market for Love: pic.twitter.com/M5BprMtAkG
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) December 7, 2019
Love is one of the most accomplished power forwards in NBA. Teams like Brooklyn Nets, Portland Trail Blazers, Boston Celtics are rumoured to be interested in signing the 31-year old.
Love has been playing in Cleveland for over five years now. Over his time there, he has an NBA Championship to his name.
In his sixth season with the Cavelliers, Love is averaging 16.7 points and 10.7 rebounds per game so far.
It now looks imminent that Love would be leaving the Cavaliers before the trade deadline in February.