Lapsed Point Guard
- Jun 29, 2008
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His greatest value in the near term is after free agency begins. Teams with cap space that strike out may need some kind of win.Yeah I wouldn't read anything into it. He goes there all the time in the off-season.
Another media source tried to link Love to OKC, with headlines saying they "could trade" for him. I'm a Thunder fan and would obviously love to see him play for OKC (and reunite with his college teammate Westbrook), but these headlines were simply to manipulate fans into reading a trade idea from a guy from a web site. He thought it would be a good deal if the Thunder went through with the trade he personally conceptualized. The Thunder themselves have exhibited no interest, though.
This kind of thing happens with Love every off-season in Cleveland, but he never goes anywhere. With his contract and age, I'm sure he will stay put.
But there's no reason for the Cavs to move him for anything less than a crazy offer. If Houston comes offering three future first round picks with no lottery protection, I listen - but it also largely depends on what they expect the Cavs to take back.
Houston seems the team most likely to want a guy like Love, especially right now since it appears Klay and KD are gone next year, whether in GSW or not. Next year is a big window for the Rockets and they are capped out - so they can only improve by adding players like Love.
But I see nothing the Cavs want outside of picks - so an asset like Capela would need to be moved to another team in a trade, etc.
If the Cavs get blown away, they may trade him. And a team in Houston's position is the only club that could even attempt it.