Ahhhh the NBA trade buzz is finally in full effect. It has only been a couple of weeks since what is essentially the trade window opened, and big names are already being tossed around like hot potatoes. Some of those names include Andre Drummond, Jrue Holiday, Karl Anthony-Towns, Kyle Kuzma, and the man we are going to talk about today, Kevin Love.

Let’s just start by saying Cleveland is not dumb enough to attach first round picks to get a team to take him. Though it was reported by many over the summer, I do not believe that to be true currently. There is reportedly “fresh optimism” within the Cavs organization that they will soon find a trade they like for Love.

The Cavs will probably not ask for as much in return for the aging power forward as they’d like, but his contract is nowhere near as unattractive as deals like those of CP3 or Westbrook . Love has four years (including this one) left on his deal and he is owed approximately $30 mil a year.

Cleveland is not likely to get any firsts offered for Love like they probably hope, but they could still get a package of seconds in combination with a young player and expiring contract or something along those lines if they are lucky. The best offers they will get probably will come from teams that are not top free agent destinations.

Here are my most realistic trade ideas to get Kevin out of Cleveland:

Phoenix

Sends: Dario Saric, Tyler Johnson (expiring), Cheick Diallo, second round pick

Receives: Kevin Love

Portland

Sends: Hassan Whiteside (expiring), Mario Hezonja, package of seconds

Receives: Kevin Love, Alfonzo McKinnie

Miami

Sends: Goran Dragic (expiring), James Johnson, second round pick

Receives: Kevin Love, Matthew Dellavedova (expiring)

Dallas

Sends: Tim Hardaway Jr, Courtney Lee, second round pick

Receives: Kevin Love, Alfonzo McKinnie

Boston

Sends: Gordon Hayward, Enes Kanter

Receives: Kevin Love, Matthew Dellavedova (expiring)

 

 

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Published by Jackson Stoever

Recent Oklahoma State graduate who is a die-hard Suns fan.

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