crabbe and a heavily protected pick does not sound like much in return for loveStill have a few friends out there in the NBA analytical world and I had an interesting conversation with one who intimated the Nets were also kicking the tires on Love.
They have salary matching assets in Crabbe, who's been out an extended period of time and they're currently in the 9th seed in the East. He has a player option left that he will surely pick up but he's a large expiring asset next year. The 1st they would convey would likely not be in the lottery (and would be heavily protected) but it is a good asset.
I don't know that the Cavs have the appetite for some combo of salary dump plus a mid 1st for someone like Love but I was told it was out there. Cavs could shed all of Love's future salary and reduce their payroll by around $12 million over the next 18 months.
I'm more luke warm on just something like the 15th to 17th pick back for Love but maybe others are more excited by BK at least sniffing around.
like the denver trade much better but porter and his bad back scare me