The Cavaliers and Kevin Love have a mutual interest in keeping their relationship going beyond this season, Chris Fedor of Cleveland.com reports.
Love, who will be a free agent at the end of the season, has been the subject of trade rumors ever since LeBron James left back in the 2018 offseason. Yet, things have been quiet since the arrival of Donovan Mitchell and Love’s acceptance of a veteran bench role.
Cleveland is expected to be active ahead of the trade deadline and some may speculate that someone like Gordon Hayward would be a logical target. Fedor notes that the Cavs haven’t considered the possibility of trading Love ahead of the deadline, so potential deals for pricey wings—like Hayward, who is making 32.7 million this season—may not be realistic.
Love is in his ninth season with the club and while his minutes (20.9) are at a career-low, he’s providing some nice depth off the bench for Cleveland. The 34-year-old is averaging 9.2 points and 7.3 rebounds per game while sporting a 15.0 PER.