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Sport Kevin Love has interest in playing for Blazers

08:40  05 may  2021
08:40  05 may  2021 Source:   yardbarker.com

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Kevin Love and the Cavs both went on grasping at the pieces that were better off burning up in a return to the It's not so much that Paul George has lost in the playoffs, but it's also the way that he's lost. Kevin Love went on record to state he's interested in playing for the Portland Trail Blazers .

Kevin Love says playing with hometown Trail Blazers and Damian Lillard would be 'special'. Chris Haynes. May 3, 2021, 8:19 AM·3 min read. Prior to his admission, the 32-year-old's interest in playing at home was always a mystery. Kevin Love said on the "Posted Up with Chris Haynes" podcast that it would "special" to play for his hometown team, the Portland Trail Blazers . (AP Photo/Ron Schwane). Love has two years remaining on a four-year, 0 million extension he signed in 2018.

Kevin Love has a championship ring and over $200 million in career earnings. But one thing he is still missing is an opportunity to play at home.

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In a recent appearance on Yahoo! Sports “Posted Up” with Chris Haynes, the Cleveland Cavaliers big man was asked if he was interested in going to the Portland Trail Blazers. Love grew up and attended high school in Lake Oswego, Ore.

“By the way, who wouldn’t want to play with Dame Lillard, first of all?” replied Love. “Dame is, he’s special. He’s amazing.

“I claim Portland,” the five-time All-Star went on. “People asked me where I’m from. I spent all my formative years, I grew up in Portland. People ask me where I was born, obviously I say LA. But Portland is always going to be a special place in my heart. Whether it be at the end of my career, whether it be in six months. Whatever it may be. If I was wearing a Portland jersey, that’s special, right? That’s playing at home.”

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Kevin Love went on record to state he's interested in playing for the Portland Trail Blazers . "Who wouldn't want to play with Dame Lillard? First off all. He's special, he's amazing," said Love in an interview with Chris Hayes that was published on May 3rd but conducted in mid-April. Whether it be at the end of my career, whether it be in six months. Whatever if may be. If I was wearing a Portland jersey, that's special. That's playing at home." Love cannot become an unrestricted free agent until 2023 unless he agrees to a buyout with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Kevin Love and Portland are like a food pairing that hasn't been discovered yet. People in the Rose City have often asked this question: “ How come Kevin Love hasn't played for the Blazers .” It makes sense, sure. His hometown is Lake Oswego. Who wouldn’t want to play for your hometown at some Love has never truly said whether or not he wants to play in Portland in the past. Until now. Love joined the 'Posted Up' podcast with Chris Haynes where he shared how he feels about the possibility of coming back to Oregon. And he seems like he is down for that to actually happen one day, especially

Love, 32, is in his seventh season with the Cavaliers and still has two more remaining on his contract after that. But he does not appear to be too happy where he is right now.

Love did reportedly want to get traded to the Blazers not long ago. It seems inevitable that Love will find his way to Portland before his career ends.

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That the Blazers have a Cleveland native in CJ McCollum who makes the money work has only further fueled hometown reunion dreams on the trade machine for years, but nothing of substance has ever really come of it. Still, that hasn’t stopped the rumors and it also hasn’t stopped Love from thinking of There’s a lot of guys that feel this way — both about playing with Dame and playing in their hometown — but rarely do they talk about it publicly. However, it seems Love isn’t interested in being demure in Cleveland anymore and in a time where Cavs fans already aren’t pleased with the behavior of the

Kevin Love says playing for the Blazers and with Damian Lillard would be “special”. Love has been rumored to be one the way out after an on-court incident against the Toronto Raptors. The 5-time All-Star has apologized for his actions but it appears that the frustration is mounting from both sides. He came to Cleveland and made four straight Finals appearance with one win in 2016. But since LeBron James left for Los Angeles, Love has had to play in a rebuilding franchise with younger, inexperienced, and immature players . The frustration is obvious, even if nobody wants to admit it.

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