It’s clear that the Cleveland Cavaliers are still in rebuilding mode as they currently sit with a 5-15 record that is the fourth worst record in the NBA.
The team will likely continue to stockpile assets heading towards the February trade deadline and perhaps their biggest trade chip could be All-Star Kevin Love and according to ESPN, Cleveland is willing to listen to trade offers for the stretch forward.
In seventeen games this season, Love is averaging 16.7 points and 10.7 rebounds per game while shooting 44.6% from the field and 37.6% from three-point range. His role has seemed to diminish on the team and he isn’t the focal point under first-year head coach John Beilein.
As mentioned in the video clip above, playoff contenders such as the Boston Celtics, Portland Trailblazers and Denver Nuggets, who have all been linked to Love in the past could be potential suitors for the big man to potentially get them over the top in their pursuit of an NBA Championship.
Love is making $28.9 million this season and has three years and $91.5 million remaining on his four-year, $120 million dollar contract he signed with Cleveland last summer.
There’s no doubt that Kevin Love has made an impact both on and off the court during his tenure with the Cavaliers with being part of the first professional sports championship in the city of Cleveland since 1964 and also becoming a public advocate for mental health and despite the Cavaliers currently in a rebuilding phase, he hasn’t asked out of Cleveland much like other stars would do in this situation, he has maintained a loyalty to the city and organization.
When his career is over, there’s no doubt that his #0 jersey will be retired by the organization for his contributions and he should be recognized as one of the greatest to ever don the Cleveland Cavaliers uniform.