ESPN Report: Dan Gilbert wants to sell the Cavaliers

ESPN Report: Dan Gilbert wants to sell the Cavaliers
Posted at 9:13 AM, Jan 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-25 11:31:05-05

More news about the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Adding to the team's losing streak and recent talks of drama in the locker room surrounding Kevin Love, the possibility of Cavaliers' owner Dan Gilbert selling the team is causing more speculation about the future of the team.

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ESPN's Stephen Smith reported on "First Take" that Gilbert has expressed interest in selling the team.

"What Gilbert wants to do from what I'm being told is to sell the team," Smith said.

Smith says the Cavaliers are more viable as a commodity if "LeBron James is on your squad, as opposed to if LeBron James leaves."

"That's one of the reasons Dan Gilbert wanted LeBron to commit to 3-5 years because, within that time frame, you sell the team, you get money out the wazoo and LeBron is left." 

When News 5 reached out to the Cleveland Cavaliers, they declined to comment.

Smith continues to say that the Cavs should trade Kevin Love, saying he deserves to be treated better than the way he is being treated now.

"Kevin Love doesn't want to be there," Smith said on Wednesday's edition on "First Take."

Fans on social media were not short of words when the news broke.

Watch the full interview of First Take below.