Kevin Love Not Interested in Buyout With Cavaliers

Kevin Love | AP images

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.

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