The NBA Draft is tonight. (Snuck up on you, didn't it?) Even though they hold the No. 8 pick, all eyes are on the Cavs to see what they do, especially as it relates to the future of LeBron James with the franchise. One thing the Cavs do not plan on doing tonight, according to ESPN, is trade All-Star forward Kevin Love.
Sources are telling ESPN's Dave McMenamin that no matter what happens with James, the Cavs plan to keep Love, who turns 30 in the fall.
The Cavs are entering the draft with the intention of selecting a player they will keep on their team next season. There is interest in finding a young playmaker to add to their veteran core, and Cleveland believes it will have the opportunity to choose from an available pool that will include Collin Sexton, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Trae Young, Michael Porter Jr., Kevin Knox, Mikal Bridges and others.
Cleveland has inquired about the availability of San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard, but the franchise does not believe it has the realistic assets to convince the Spurs to deal the former NBA Finals MVP, considering what other teams on the market can offer.