The Cleveland Cavaliers are fresh off their victory over the Golden State Warriors - a win that marked the highest point of LeBron James' return and ended the 52-year drought in the city. While King James celebrates with Kyrie Irving, JR Smith, Iman Shumpert and the rest of the team over their defeat of Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green, a number of questions pop out. To be more specific, these issues are linked to the future of the Cleveland Cavaliers with Kevin Love taking the center stage.
Ever since his entry into the Cleveland Cavaliers, the former Minnesota Timberwolves star has been the object of scrutiny from LeBron James himself to the fans of the NBA. In fact, a number of supporters of the 2016 NBA Finals champs even called for the release of Kevin Love from the lineup. Apart from his injuries, Love has struggled to remain consistent in both ends of the hardwood court. With these in mind and the influx of free agents in the market, which team will the Cleveland Cavaliers deal with to get rid of Kevin Love?
A number of NBA teams appear to be interested in trading for Love. The list includes the Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Lakers, Sacramento Kings and the Chicago Bulls. However, it looks like the Cleveland Cavaliers star might fit into the Houston Rockets best.
In the past NBA seasons, the Houston Rockets have worked hard to establish a good chemistry among its players. However, the team that built their roster around James Harden cannot seem to find the right fit for The Beard. Dwight Howard and Ty Lawson, who are both expensive acquisitions, appear to have failed to complement the talent of Harden.
This is where the Kevin Love trade rumors come in. Throughout the 2015-16 NBA season, both James Harden and Kevin Love have been harshly criticized by the basketball community. Despite their contributions to their respective teams, the two stars keep getting slammed for their mishaps in the hardwood court.
"James is doing his job, man," said Jason Terry when asked of the criticisms against Harden. He added, "Look at all the stats he put up. It's a travesty that he wasn't on any of the All-NBA teams. Just utter disappointment. They need to redo how they make these selections."
Would two misunderstood players finally give the Houston Rockets the push they need to dominate the NBA? Will adding Kevin Love to play alongside James Harden in lieu of Dwight Howard provide both players the opportunity to prove their critics wrong?