While speculation of Kevin Love agreeing to a buyout with the Cavaliers has circulated since the season ended, it doesn’t appear that the five-time All-Star is heading toward that route.
“There have been no talks with Cleveland on a buyout, nor is there any interest from Kevin in doing a buyout,” Love’s agent Jeff Schwartz told Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.com.
Love is still owed $60 million over the next two seasons.
Cleveland added Evan Mobley in the draft and Lauri Markkanen via sign-and-trade, crowding the frontcourt. There were reports that the club would reduce Love’s role but even without Larry Nance Jr. in the picture, minutes will be at a premium this season.
Love would prefer a trade, per Woj, and the Cavaliers have “periodically explored” a deal. However, the team hasn’t found anything they are willing to accept.