Warriors among teams eyeing Kevin Love

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While the Cavaliers’ front office maintains that they believe Kevin Love has a place on the team next season, rumors continue to swirl about his future with the franchise. Some around the league believe that the big man will negotiate a buyout with Cleveland.

The Warriors are among the teams that would be an option for Love should he receive a buyout and aim to ink a minimum-salary deal with a contender, Rusty Simmons of the San Francisco Chronicle hears. The 32-year previously spoke about how he believes he can help a contender.

“When I am available and playing at a high level, I feel like I could be that guy that pushes the team really over the edge, puts them into contention,” Love said back in April.

Golden State has previously shown interest in Love and could put on a “full-court press” to bring him to town this offseason, Simmons adds. Love will share the frontcourt with Draymond Green for Team USA in Tokyo and it could be an opportunity for the longtime Warrior to do some recruiting.

Love should have a variety of suitors if he negotiates a buyout with the Cavaliers. The Nets are among the teams rumored to have an interest in the former UCLA product.

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