Kevin Love of the Cleveland Cavaliers is often mentioned in NBA trade rumors, and this upcoming summer will be no exception. According to reports, multiple teams are connected to the former NBA champion, but one club may not make sense.
The Cavaliers want to trade Love through a trade this summer. Hoop wire Sam friend Report, citing unnamed sources. According to reports, the five-time All-Star potential suitors include the New Orleans Pelicans, Miami Heat, Los Angeles Clippers and Portland Trail Blazers. “International Business Times” was unable to independently verify this information.
According to reports, Love is open to leaving the Cavaliers, but has not yet made a trade request.
The report also mentions the Philadelphia 76ers as potential suitors, but the botched Al Horford experiment may make a trade impossible. In a team centered on young people like Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons, the 76ers management should now know that such a strategy may not work.
In the next two seasons, Love is still signed with the contract, this year will receive 31.2 million US dollars, 2022 will receive 28.9 million US dollars. Considering his declining performance, his transaction will be a huge investment for Philadelphia and may not bring returns.
In addition, there are health factors. Love only played 25 games last season, average Scored 12.2 points, 7.4 rebounds and 2.5 assists in 24.9 minutes of the game. Although he is considered the new face of the team, the Cavaliers management has not benefited from the 32-year-old center.
If the 76ers persevere, it would be a good move to give up one of their key players, such as Tobias Harris or Simmons. But it is worth noting here that Philadelphia will abandon young talents who perform far better than Love.
Among the team’s players, Simmons is the hottest player right now. The former No. 1 pick’s performance in the offseason has been criticized, especially at critical moments.
Some authorities said that they think it’s time to consider trading the Australian and let someone who is willing to make big shots and have reliable outside shots. But in this case, love may not necessarily be a better choice.
The Cavaliers have a lot of work to do, and Love is not the only player mentioned in the trading rumors.Colin Sexton also had Mention –This may indicate that the Cleveland Cavaliers are undergoing a major transformation.