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Report: Cavaliers hope to trade Kevin Love

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CLEVELAND, OHIO - MAY 04: Kevin Love #0 of the Cleveland Cavaliers reacts during the final minute of overtime against the Phoenix Suns at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse on May 04, 2021 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Suns defeated the Cavaliers 134-118 in overtime. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

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The Cavalier are looking into trading Collin Sexton.

And apparently Kevin Love, too.

Kelly Iko of The Athletic:

The Cavs are also engaging teams in trade discussions surrounding guard Collin Sexton and hope to move Kevin Love and his remaining $60 million elsewhere, per sources.

Love might also want Cleveland to trade him.

But what team wants the highly paid 32-year-old who struggles to provide production to his team?

Maybe the Cavaliers have become more realistic about Love’s value. A couple years ago, they were seeking a first-rounder for him while other teams wanted a first-rounder for taking him. Love’s brief stint with Team USA only further discouraged.

The Cavs can keep Love. As they slowly rebuild, there isn’t really the urgency to unload his contract and spend that money elsewhere. But that carries the risk of Love’s attitude continuing to worsen.

A buyout could make most sense, though that depends how much money Love is willing to sacrifice to choose a new team.