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Time to trade him to Portland while they're feeling good about Melo having a nice game..
 

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Time to trade him to Portland while they're feeling good about Melo having a nice game..
I once thought the Cavs would trade Love, but now I’m convinced they won’t, even if it makes sense. Love likes it in Cleveland and the Cavaliers brass wants him around for the rebuild, setting a good example for the young guys.

The guys who are likely to be moved are Knight, Clarkson, Henson, & Thompson, if he balks at signing an extension. The Cavs will be looking for draft picks, similar to the deals involving George Hill & Alex Burks.
 
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I once thought the Cavs would trade Love, but now I’m convinced they won’t, even if it makes sense. Love likes it in Cleveland and the Cavaliers brass wants him around for the rebuild, setting a good example for the young guys.

The guys who are likely to be moved are Knight, Clarkson, Henson, & Thompson, if he balks at signing an extension. The Cavs will be looking for draft picks, similar to the deals involving George Hill & Alex Burks.
What good example? On how to play like an overpaid lethargic pussy?
Sorry for the language.
 

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What good example? On how to play like an overpaid lethargic pussy?
Sorry for the language.
I think a reason to keep Love is just so we have spacing and opposing teams defend them in a normal manner. Too often when Love is out, teams will decide to just pay zone and I don't think that's productive for the teams development. No one is going to play a zone against them when the rebuild is finished, it's only something they put out against teams with limited talent.
 

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It's pretty clear he's disinterested and spends about 0% effort on the defensive end and barely gets across half-court line. On most nights I can't tell if his poor performance is due to lack of effort, his body breaking down or both. However it’s much uglier and downright unwatchable during his nights off.
 

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It's pretty clear he's disinterested and spends about 0% effort on the defensive end and barely gets across half-court line. On most nights I can't tell if his poor performance is due to lack of effort, his body breaking down or both. However it’s much uglier and downright unwatchable during his nights off.
I think his back is acting up. I think Beilein wanted him to post up people too much early in the season. For Love to stay healthy, I think he should be playing on the perimeter and using his instinct to rebound outside of the paint. Let TT and Nance play in the paint.

He has enough offensive skill to make an impact with his 3 pt shot, 15 ft shot, and bank shots. I think Beilein saw Love's ability to post up and like alot of college coaches, decide they could control the game with a good post up player. Love's body couldn't handle it.
 

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What good example? On how to play like an overpaid lethargic pussy?
Sorry for the language.
Ouch. Love is fragile & always has been. You can’t count on a full season from the guy. When healthy he will contribute and be a good leader.

The Cavs won’t trade him because they want his veteran leadership, his contract is an albatross, and no team will ever come close to offering what the Cavs think he’s worth.
 

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They would trade him for value, but if he looks hurt, they won't get enough back trigger it..

I see trading Thompson, as he will bring back a late first, and Clarkson for a second and a player who needs a second shot.. that gives us two firsts and two seconds picks in 2020, which is most we can handle anyway..
 

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Ouch. Love is fragile & always has been. You can’t count on a full season from the guy. When healthy he will contribute and be a good leader.

The Cavs won’t trade him because they want his veteran leadership, his contract is an albatross, and no team will ever come close to offering what the Cavs think he’s worth.

Well, he hasn't been a good leader this year and there is no proof that he was ever a good, vocal leader -- not on the Wolves and not on the Cavs. He may be viewed as a "leader" by our rookies only by definition of being on a championship team.

Cavs won't trade him because they want high value. That's all. If he doesn't give any effort that's not good, and lately the Cavs havn't played well with him because of his ridiculous low effort.
 
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Well, he hasn't been a good leader this year and there is no proof that he was ever a good, vocal leader -- not on the Wolves and not on the Cavs. He may be viewed as a "leader" by our rookies only by definition of being on a championship team.

Cavs won't trade him because they want high value. That's all. If he doesn't give any effort that's not good, and lately the Cavs havn't played well with him because of his ridiculous low effort.
He brought the whole team to NY for workouts before training camp. He has talked to Garland a few times early in the season with his struggles. He may not be the best leader but he is trying. He's just low key about everything and not a vocal guy with the media.
 

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He brought the whole team to NY for workouts before training camp. He has talked to Garland a few times early in the season with his struggles. He may not be the best leader but he is trying. He's just low key about everything and not a vocal guy with the media.
He is trying.. I'll give him that. Atleast on some parts of leading. Doesnt look like it on the court though
 

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He is trying.. I'll give him that. Atleast on some parts of leading. Doesnt look like it on the court though
I thought he was better last season than this season especially with Sexton. The pick and pop felt like close to a staple play last season with him and Sexton. Now its not even in the playbook. I wonder if that is Love just rather operating out of the post or Beilein not wanting to run it.
 

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Just watched the interview with KLove at practice today and I got to say, I have the feeling he has asked for a trade behind the scenes. I know he understands what was going to happen when he signed the long term contract, but his demeanor seems like it is worse than he expected. This is just my observation and opinion, so I have no evidence or inside info. Maybe it is the injury that has added to it but he didn’t have that normal KLove attitude. Anyone else think so?
 

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Just watched the interview with KLove at practice today and I got to say, I have the feeling he has asked for a trade behind the scenes. I know he understands what was going to happen when he signed the long term contract, but his demeanor seems like it is worse than he expected. This is just my observation and opinion, so I have no evidence or inside info. Maybe it is the injury that has added to it but he didn’t have that normal KLove attitude. Anyone else think so?
I could see the injury bring him down. Also the new coaching staff and the different roster could come into play. Not having guys like Frye and whoever he was good friends with on the team could change how he feels about being on such a young team. They just came off of a long road trip, maybe it just wasn't as fun as it was in the past.
 

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Time to trade him to Portland while they're feeling good about Melo having a nice game..
Portland has zilch to offer us. The "Love to Portland" narrative is something that everybody thinks they'll just will into existence.
 

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