Cleveland Cavaliers: 5 trade scenarios for Kevin Love in 2019-20

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4. Denver Nuggets

The Nuggets are an intriguing trade partner because they’re a good team that can offer a young asset, as well as a future first round pick.

I’m talking about Michael Porter was viewed as the No. 1 pick in the 2018 draft until injuries derailed his lone season at Mizzou.

Injuries also prevented him from getting on the court as a rookie with the Nuggets, but it looks like it’s all systems go for the No. 1 ranked high school player in the 2017 class.

Porter’s only making $2.8 million, so the Cavs could take on Will Barton and Mason Plumleee to make the money match.

As for Denver’s interest, the Nuggets are said to have, at the very least, a passing interest in acquiring Love, according to Sam Amico of Amico Hoops.

For the Cavs to complete this trade, they’d also have to ask and receive a future first-round pick from Denver. The uncertainty around Porter is too great to make him the center piece of the trade. Denver will be good again, so this pick won’t be in the lottery, but it will be another asset for GM Koby Altman to work with.