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NBA Rumors: Kevin Love on the Cleveland Cavaliers’ Trading Block, Deals with Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers Likely

( [email protected] ) Aug 08, 2016 09:56 AM EDT
The Cleveland Cavaliers might seriously consider shopping around Kevin Love especially since he doesn't seem to be fitting in well with LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and the rest of his teammates. Because of this, he could end up in a different team next season such as the Boston Celtics or the Philadelphia 76ers.
Oakland, CA, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love (0) speaks to media following the 93-89 victory against the Golden State Warriors in game seven of the NBA Finals at Oracle Arena. Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

The Cleveland Cavaliers might seriously consider shopping around Kevin Love especially since he doesn't seem to be fitting in well with LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and the rest of his teammates. Because of this, he could end up in a different team next season such as the Boston Celtics or the Philadelphia 76ers.

Throughout his career with the Cavs, Love has always seemed to be the odd addition. Not because he's not a good player, but because he is not used to the pace set by the James. To prove this point, just look at his career when he was still with the Minnesota Timberwolves.

During his time with his former team, he averaged upwards of 20 points per game in certain season. However, when he joined the Cavs during the same time when James returned to the team, his stats dropped around 16 points per game.

It's clear that Love is not fitting in well with the Cavs, and because of this, he's probably considered as the weakest link. With that in mind, the Cavs could go for a stronger team next season by getting rid of Love. Since he is not a free agent, this will probably be carried out through a trade.

One possible landing spot for Love are the 76ers. As previously reported, the Philadelphia organization is currently facing a surplus of big men. Trading away one or two of them in exchange for Love could balance out the team, Morning Ledger reported.

The Cavs, on the other hand, will get a big man who will most likely be able to easily adapt to the Cavs' playing style.

Aside from the 76ers, the Cavs could also explore trade options with the Celtics. In fact, according to Christian Times, this is what the Cleveland franchise is reportedly doing.

As noted by the news site, the Celtics are allegedly close to finishing a deal involving Love. For the trade, the Boston organization could offer up Jae Crowder and Avery Bradley. Sure, their scoring average are a bit lower than that of Love, but at this point, the Cavs' priority is getting a player, or a couple of players, who can work well with the team either through shots, assists, rebounds or blocks.

But, for now though, the Cavs have not yet released a statement regarding Love's status with the team.

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