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Sport Report: Cavaliers ‘open’ to trading Kevin Love

21:50  02 july  2018
21:50  02 july  2018 Source:   yardbarker.com

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Despite their insistence otherwise, the Cleveland Cavaliers are reportedly willing to trade Kevin Love if the right deal comes their way.

According to Jason Lloyd of the Athletic, league sources indicate that the Cavaliers are “open” to moving Love despite the organization’s public insistence that he will stay to be part of an effort to remain in contention.

It would make sense for the Cavaliers to try to move Love. With LeBron James gone, they’re no longer a title contender. Moreover, the Cavaliers’ first-round selection next season is top-10 protected and will go to the Atlanta Hawks otherwise. The Cavaliers have some incentive to be bad in order to keep that pick.

Team sources have repeatedly denied that Love would be shopped if James left. That may be just posturing, especially if they can get a good deal for him.

Watch: Kevin Love Explains How He Learned LeBron James Was Leaving Cavaliers .
Watch: Kevin Love Explains How He Learned LeBron James Was Leaving Cavaliers Your browser does not support this video require(["binding"], function (binding) { binding("wcVideoPlayer", "#video_player_8970fc3c-c53a-4ac8-8cd6-59c9afbd3565").all(); }); At Sports Illustrated's Fashionable 50 red carpet Thursday, Kevin Love stopped for a second to chat with Rohan Nadkarni and Charlotte Wilder, and naturally, the conversation swayed from fashion into basketball since Love still plays for the Cleveland Cavaliers, and LeBron James doesn't.

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