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The time has arrived in Northeast Ohio for change – from contending annually for titles to a more future-oriented way of roster construction. Due to the departure of one of the greatest players the league has ever seen
Oklahoma City gets: Kevin Love Cleveland gets: Steven Adams, Terrence Ferguson, and Hamidou Diallo. A team with Russell Westbrook and Paul George shouldn’t be bowing out of the playoffs in the first round, but that’s what happened to the Thunder in the last two postseasons. Love not only adds a
After a long, painfully dry drought of trade rumors in the NBA, one that was, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski broke the silence on Friday by reporting that the Cleveland Cavaliers are Kevin Love.
If one deal is on the way, it would make sense considering the stage of rebuilding Cleveland is currently in (very early on in the process), and how much time is left on Love’s contract (three more seasons after this one). Simply put: Love doesn’t make much sense on the Cavaliers’ roster the way it’s construed at the moment, and he would be better served suiting up for a contender.
Five Trade Destinations For Brewers Lefty Josh Hader
Josh Hader may be put on the trade block by the Milwaukee Brewers this offseason. According to The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal, that's just the kind of move the Brewers would make . If he is made available, the lefty fireballer would easily be the top reliever on the market and a number of teams would be interested.© Provided by The Big LeadIn 2019, Hader won the Trevor Hoffman National League Reliever of the Year Award. The 25-year-old posted a 2.3 fWAR, a 2.62 ERA, a 0.81 WHIP and racked up 37 saves in 44 opportunities. He also posted a dominant 138 strikeouts in 75.2 innings.
Potential Trade : Cavaliers trade Love for Malcolm Brogdon, John Henson, Mathew Dellavedova, Thon Maker, Bucks’ 2020 first-round draft pick. After a 6-0 start to the season, the Milwaukee Bucks are looking like potential front-runners to come out of the Eastern Conference along with the Boston
Despite the fact that Love ’s trade value has to be at an all-time low, the Cavaliers could make Here are the five likeliest trade possibilities for Love when he’s almost certainly placed on the chopping block after the Finals. Adding Love ’s outside game from the four would be huge for Dwyane Wade and Co.
Now, that doesn’t mean finding a suitor for Love will be easy. He’s 31, somewhat injury prone and owed a ton of money –, to be exact.
Still, Love is putting up good numbers this season (16.7 ppg, 10.7 rpg on 44.6/37.6/88.1 shooting splits) and if he is made available, contenders will come calling.
So we decided to break down four potential trade destinations for the former champion. Without further ado, let’s check them out.
The Utah Jazz are off to a slow start this season, which isn’t totally out of the ordinary for them under head coach Quin Snyder. Over the past couple of campaigns, Utah has begun at a mediocre level before going on long runs and establishing themselves as a Top 4-caliber team in the West.
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A look at some potential trades for Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love , who could be on the move this summer. The hottest destination for Love right now seems to be with the Lakers in Los Angeles. Love ’s connections to California are well known, but is that the best option for the Lakers
Here are the five best potential trades for Kevin Love that the Minnesota Timberwolves might have available to them - Page 2. Mar 7, 2014; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love (42) boxes out Detroit Pistons forward Greg Monroe (10) during the first half at Target
So far in 2019-20, the Jazz are 12-10 and boast a net rating of, which is about as mediocre as you could get. And considering the expectations they had coming into the season after the additions of Mike Conley and Bojan Bogdanovic, among others, Utah has been pretty disappointing.
One area they could use help in is at the 4-spot, where Snyder has turned to Royce O’Neal and Jeff Green to be the primary options, and the duo have responded by averaging a combined 13.7 points and 7.6 rebounds per game.
Love’s production would far exceed that. What’s more, from a basketball fit sense, the big man’s floor-spacing would form a wonderful synergy with the paint-bound Rudy Gobert, whose defensive prowess would mask Love’s deficiencies on the other end of the floor.
Finding the salaries to match in order to make a deal between the Jazz and Cavs work is tricky, especially with the struggling Joe Ingles ineligible to be traded until the offseason, but a trade can be found using a core package including Bogdanovic, Dante Exum and Ed Davis. Add a Top-10 protected first-rounder and that could be enough to entice Cleveland, who would be acquiring one elite asset and a promising young player on a relatively cheap deal in Exum, who could use a change of scenery.
Potential coaching candidates are reportedly not interested in Redskins job
Just four games stand between the Washington Redskins and the start of their search for a new head coach, but a new report from Sports Illustrated’s Albert Breer paints a harsh light on what the Redskins might encounter when they eventually get out on the road and start hosting interviews. According to Breer, some of the potential head coaching candidates are not certain that they can function in Washington DC under the current management, as the uncertainty and turmoil surrounding the top job have been anything but sound over the years.
That means trading Love is unfortunately Cleveland’s best shot at recalibration on the fly. Here are five potential trades that could make sense for both Butler for Love straight up could be considered, but this would certainly feel like a multi-player trade . Butler would give the Cavaliers some much-needed
This rebuild starts with a potential trade of all-star forward Kevin Love . So, what teams make the most sense to add the talents of K- Love ? LeBron may have decided to spend the next four years of his career in L.A., but this team still needs another star on the hardwood with him.
Another playoff team in need of a power forward, the Brooklyn Nets would also make sense as potential Love suitors.
Without an injured Kevin Durant, Brooklyn isn’t expected to compete for a title this season, but acquiring Love would raise their ceiling and put them on the same tier as everyone behind the Milwaukee Bucks in the East. Plus, with Kyrie Irving in the fold and Durant set to return next season, having the modern version of the 2015-16 title-winning Cavaliers, with Durant playing the role of LeBron James, could appeal to the Nets.
Love’s post game, one that will be able to flourish again on a team with more threats to score besides just him, will garner the Nets simple buckets when needed, while his floor-spacing would fit well next to a rim-diver like Jarrett Allen. Plus, a frontcourt of Allen and Love would absolutely dominate opponents on the glass, and the extra possessions gained from the duo’s offensive rebounding could come quite valuable when the playoffs roll around.
Again, due to Love’s massive salary, finding the right swap of salaries here is tricky, but a package including DeAndre Jordan, Joe Harris (he would be tough to lose but it’d be either him or Spencer Dinwiddie, and the Nets would likely rather keep the latter) and Taurean Prince would come close.
5 Possible Trade Destinations For Kris Bryant
After several disappointing seasons following their first World Series victory in over 100 years, the Chicago Cubs have decided to clean house a bit this offseason. They fired manager Joe Maddon, and now rumors are swirling they're looking to trade third baseman Kris Bryant. Bryant was seen as a future star and a cornerstone of the Chicago youth movement back in 2016 after hitting 39 homers and notching 102 RBI en route to a World Series ring. He followed it up with a solid 2017, but hasn't kept up that same production over the last two years. He's coming off a a decent but unspectacular .282 season with 31 home runs and 77 RBI.
Portland gets: Kevin Love Cleveland gets: Zach Collins, Nassir Little, Kent Bazemore, Future 1st round pick. It feels like the Trail Blazers have been running in place with the Dame Lillard-CJ McCollum duo for years now. The presence of Jusuf Nurkic pushed them to the peak of their powers last season
Here are five teams they could trade Kevin Love to. - Page 4 . The biggest reason Love needs to join Portland is that the world needs to see the Droppin’ Dimes Blazers in full effect. With Nurkic in the fold, Portland would be an exciting watch with two star players in Lillard and Love getting all weird
The Phoenix Suns are fighting to reach the playoffs this season for the first time with Devin Booker, and acquiring Love could help them achieve that goal, especially with their need at the 4-spot.
Phoenix’s current starter at power forward, Dario Saric, is doing an admirable job manning the position, averaging 10.8 points and 7.0 rebounds per game, but there’s little doubt he’d be better suited for a bench role where he can make plays and attack the basket against weaker second units.
Love at power forward for the Suns would quickly strengthen their starting five; his screen-setting and pick-and-pop prowess would mesh wonderfully with Booker, his floor-spacing would fit well next to the pick-and-rolling Deandre Ayton (due back from suspensions on) and his scoring would give Phoenix a legitimate No. 2 option to get buckets.
Ricky Rubio, Booker, Kelly Oubre, Love and Ayton would form a strong starting lineup, with a healthy blend of both young talent and experienced production.
Additionally, thanks to Tyler Johnson’s bloated (but expiring), finding an acceptable trade between the two parties is a lot easier than it is for other suitors. Phoenix would just have to add just under $5 million in outgoing salary, and some draft capital, to make a reasonable offer for Love.
Report: Rockets very interested in Minnesota's Robert Covington
The Houston Rockets have “serious interest” in trading for Minnesota Timberwolves forward Robert Covington, according to a report published Tuesday by The Ringer‘s Kevin O’Connor. Known best for his defense, the 6-foot-7 Covington is averaging 12.5 points (45.5% shooting, 36.9% on three-pointers) and 5.3 rebounds in 27.8 minutes per game this season. He’s signed through the 2021-22 season at an annual average of just over $12 million. O’ConnorKnown best for his defense, the 6-foot-7 Covington is averaging 12.5 points (45.5% shooting, 36.9% on three-pointers) and 5.3 rebounds in 27.8 minutes per game this season. He’s signed through the 2021-22 season at an annual average of just over $12 million.
Kevin Love is no stranger to trade rumors. Now, with LeBron James gone and the Cavs' window closed, it Here are the five most intriguing trade destinations for the All-Star forward. Despite the presumed slide down the East and potential tumble out of the playoffs, the Cavs’ brass has insisted
These are the five trade destinations that would make sense for Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love . The same can be said for Love . Although Love signed a big extension in the offseason and is a big part of what the Cavaliers do, it hasn’t stopped the rumors of the team potentially moving him in
The Boston Celtics are a team that has beenat different points over recent years, so it makes sense that Woj mentioned them in his original report on ESPN on Friday.
With lineups featuring so many athletic wings, so much ball movement and an All-Star point guard, the one area Boston is a bit lacking is in the frontcourt, where Daniel Theis, Enes Kanter and Robert Williams are taking the majority of the minutes at the 5.
Love would present an immediate upgrade over any of those guys, and thanks to the versatility defensively of monster point-stoppers like Jaylen Brown and Marcus Smart, Love’s lack of chops as a defender at center could be masked. The Celtics could also choose to keep Theis, an adept rim-protector, starting at center, play Love at the 4 and surround the two bigs with Kemba Walker, Jayson Tatum and Brown to form a nasty-yet-well-balanced starting five.
Of course, any deal between the two Eastern Conference rivals would have to include Gordon Hayward, who actually earns more than the player Boston would theoretically be trading for in Love (the swingman is making $32.7 million this season to Love’s $28.9 million).
Considering Boston is 7-4 (while boasting the league’s) since Hayward went down, and with how well Brown and Tatum are playing, there’s a chance general manager Danny Ainge feels comfortable moving the former Utah Jazz forward to fill another deficient spot on the roster.
After an awkward and disappointing 2018-19 season, the Celtics look quite impressive thus far this campaign. And Love would only make them better.
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Below, we break down four potential trade destinations for the veteran knockdown shooter. The Oklahoma City Thunder have reeled off four consecutive wins despite a slow start, proving that After all, since Kevin Durant's departure, the Thunder have yet to make it out of the first round of the playoffs.
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Emmitt Smith had the perfect response to his son choosing Stanford over Florida .
"At the end of the day, my son has his own journey. And it is his journey, not my journey."His son, E.J., is currently a very good running back, too, and on National Signing Day on Wednesday he picked where he'd be playing his college football.