3. Three-way trade for Leonard, involving Love
The dream would be to somehow unload the eighth pick for disgruntled Spurs superstar Kawhi Leonard. It sounds like Leonard and San Antonio are going to try and hash things out, but it if doesn’t work out, the Cavs need to somehow figure out a way to team him up with LeBron.
The eighth pick might not be enough though.
Three-team trade anybody?
The Bleacher Report had an interesting scenario in which the Cavs ship the eighth pick and Kevin Love to the Trail Blazers. The Spurts get McCollum (and the Blazers’ 24th pick) and the Cavs get Leonard.
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As for Love, it’s time for the 2016 champion to find his next team, and he’s fully embracing to be a part of trade rumors this summer.
Not only is he a terrible matchup against the Warriors, but he’s now become a liability on the road to the Eastern Conference championship.
There was talk of Celtics coach Brad Stevens being disappointed Love sat out Game 7 of the 2018 Conference Finals because Boston had so much success attacking him on defense.
And then there’s the Warriors. Love had some moments, but that’s not good enough. For someone who was thought to be a superstar, you’ve got to have many moments.
The tradeoff with Love is that you’re going to live with bad defense in exchange for what he can do on offense.
But at this point, what exactly is that. He’s supposed to stretch the floor, but shot 34 percent in the postseason.
He looked as assertive and confident as he’d ever been in Game 3 of The Finals scoring 15 points in the first half, but then he disappeared in the second half.
You’re supposed to be able to count on stars in crunch time, and that’s just not the case with Love. At this point, there’s no telling what kind of game he’s going to to turn in.
For the Cavs to become NBA champs again, the organization can’t count on that inconsistency.
Some team will find Love valuable. He has name recognition and even thought it seems like centuries ago, he was an all-star just last February.