Trade Love midseason
Ultimately, Love probably gets traded, but wouldn’t it be worth it to let him play for the Cavs’ a little this season?
He’ll have a heck-of-a-lot more value as someone averaging 24-12, rather than 16-10. As the focal point of the offense, Love is more than capable of achieving the former to those stat lines.
By the All-Star break, the NBA is usually bubbling with rumors. If Love’s balls out and makes the Eastern Conference squad, there will be no dearth of rumors tying him to a team looking for someone who can rebound and shoot.
With the news of DeMarcus Cousins signing with the Warriors, everyone’s chasing Golden State.
The Cavs are rumored to be open to trading Love, although it’s been said it’s not in Cavs’ owner Dan Gilbert’s nature to hit the eject button on the 2018-2019 season.
The prudent thing to do would be to trade Love halfway through the campaign. Look at his numbers from his days in Minnesota, and I’d make the argument the current Cavs’ are way better than any of the squads he played with in Twin Cities.
The 2011-2012 season was arguably Love’ most impressive. He averaged 26 points per game, grabbed 13.3 rebounds per night and shot 37 percent from 3-point range.