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Report: Cavaliers looking to trade Kyle Korver

Boston Celtics v Cleveland Cavaliers - Game Four

CLEVELAND, OH - MAY 21: Kyle Korver #26 of the Cleveland Cavaliers reacts after a basket in the second quarter against the Boston Celtics during Game Four of the 2018 NBA Eastern Conference Finals at Quicken Loans Arena on May 21, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio. 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 Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

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What the Cavaliers do with Kevin Love, more than any other player, will determine their post-LeBron James direction. There are mixed signals about Love’s future in Cleveland.

But perhaps the Cavs are willing to take a smaller step back by dealing Kyle Korver.

Terry Pluto of The Plain Dealer:

I hear the Cavs are looking to move Korver.

Korver is due $7.56 million next season, and $3.44 million of his $7.5 million salary the following season is guaranteed. He’s a great 3-point shooter, but his defense – which tops out as passable in a team concept – becomes a liability when opponents target him the playoffs. At 37, he’s likely to decline further defensive and maybe even lose ability to gain separation as a shooter.

There will never be a better time to trade him for value.

And if the Cavaliers trade Korver, it’ll make it even harder for them to win satisfactorily with Love – which should prompt them to shop Love, too.