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REPORT: Cavaliers open to trade offers for Kevin Love

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Posted at 9:55 PM, Dec 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-06 21:55:58-05

CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Cavaliers are ready to listen to trade offers for center and power forward Kevin Love, according to a report by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

The 31-year-old is in his sixth season with Cleveland and still has another three years left on the four-year, $120 million contract extension he signed last summer.

“There are a lot of teams, especially in the West, who would like more size to get in that championship race,” Wojnarowski said. “I’m told that Cleveland is ready now to listen to offers on Kevin Love as we get to that December 15 date and then the February trade deadline.”

Love came to Cleveland as part of a trade deal prior to the 2014 season—winning the Eastern Conference Finals four consecutive times and winning the team’s first-ever NBA Championship in 2016.

Last season, Love only played in 22 games and has been out multiple games this season due to injury and illness.

Despite the injuries Love has suffered, Wojnarowski said that many teams are interested in him and that the Cavaliers could accept an offer if it’s great enough, considering they are in a rebuild with the young talent they’ve drafted and added to the roster.

“Look at the teams who are playing tonight who’ve all had interest in the recent past with him—Boston, Portland, Denver—he’s going to be a player very much in demand and I think there’s going to be a lot of conversations between Cleveland and teams all over the league about Love,” Wojnarowski said.

This season Love is averaging 16.7 points, 2.8 assists and 10.7 rebounds per game.

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