As suspected, the Cavaliers will try to move power forward Kevin Love in a trade this summer, sources told Hoops Wire.
Love, 32, has two years and $60 million left on his contract and is coming off another injury-riddled season, appearing in just 25 games and averaging career-lows in points (12.2) and rebounds (7.4).
Per sources, potential Love suitors include the Pelicans, 76ers, Heat, Clippers and Trail Blazers. It is believed Love is hoping to move on from the Cavs, but no trade requests have been made and sources say there’s no reason to believe a request is forthcoming.
ESPN recently floated some imaginary trade ideas that would send Love and guard Collin Sexton to the 76ers, and Love, Sexton and forward Larry Nance Jr. to the Pelicans. You can check those out here.
Love has been selected as a member of the U.S. men’s basketball team that will compete in the 2021 Tokyo Olympics later this month.
“He’s excited to play with that group of guys, and yeah, he needs a bounce-back year for us. That’s for sure,” Cavs general manager Koby Altman said on NBA Sirius XM radio. “But I think (being a member of Team USA) will certainly set him up for that.”
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