The Cleveland Cavaliers are in a tough spot with their five-time All-Star, Kevin Love. Set to make roughly $60 million over the next two seasons, he doesn’t fit the timeline of this young Cavs team and has been difficult to find a trade partner for.
Over the weekend, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported that Love has no interest in a buyout, taking that option out of the picture as well.
With that in mind, Cleveland might have to get creative on how they part ways with Love. To make things worse, Sam Amico of HoopsWire reported that Love wishes he had been traded to Portland in the recent three-team deal that brought Lauri Markkanen to the Cavaliers.
At age 32, Love could still contribute to a contender if he found his way to a team ready to make a deep playoff push. He hasn’t played 60 games in a season since 2016, but could be a key piece if he’s able to stay healthy.