CLEVELAND — Cleveland Cavaliers’ Kevin Love might be ready to leave Cleveland, according to a report by Shams Charania of The Athletic.
Love reportedly had an emotional outburst directed at the team’s general manager Koby Altman on Saturday, where he expressed his “displeasure and disgust” with the team.
Story at @TheAthleticNBA: Cavaliers' Kevin Love had an emotional outburst directed toward GM Koby Altman on Saturday expressing displeasure and disgust with the organization -- after team issued fine for bench tantrum. https://t.co/Ejy1s6ZVwH— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) January 4, 2020
Prior to the outburst, Love was reportedly fined $1,000 by the Cavs for an incident that occurred on the bench during Tuesday’s game against the Raptors.
Latest on Kevin Love’s emotional outburst toward Cavs GM on Saturday, following $1,000 team fine for bench incident in Toronto. Link on @TheAthleticNBA: https://t.co/Ejy1s6ZVwH pic.twitter.com/2N2AOtnHlI— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) January 5, 2020
Kevin Love wants to be traded. Now! pic.twitter.com/Xwi4s499OH— Karol Sliwa (@Karol__Sliwa) January 1, 2020
During Saturday’s game against the Thunder, Love became visibly upset while on the court. As Colin Sexton maintained control of the ball, Love appeared annoyed, throwing his arms in the air. When he finally got the ball, Love immediately shot it off to teammate Cedi Osman before being taken out of the game.
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.
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.
Love clearly seems unhappy in Cleveland, but he might not be here long. According to earlier reports, the Cavs are ready to listen to trade offers for Love.