Report: Cavs Receiving 'Exploratory' Trade Calls for Kevin Love - Cavaliers Nation

Report: Cavs Receiving ‘Exploratory’ Trade Calls for Kevin Love

Channing Frye, Kevin Love, Jordan Clarkson, and Collin Sexton

Although Cleveland Cavaliers big man Kevin Love is currently out with an injury, teams around the association are interested in the All-Star.

According to Sam Amico of Amico Hoops, the Cavs have received exploratory calls for Love:

“The Cleveland Cavaliers have taken some calls on Kevin Love, but right now that’s all they are — incoming calls.”

With superstar LeBron James no longer in Cleveland, Love was expected to take the reins and be the team’s best player. However, the 30-year-old got injured and had surgery on his left toe in early November. Despite playing in just four games this season, Love is averaging 19.0 points, 13.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game.

Not only has the injury lowered Love’s trade value, but it’s derailed the Cavs’ playoff hopes. Without their leading scorer in Love, the Cavs have become one of the worst teams in the league and have fully embraced their youth. In addition, the shift to focusing on the youngsters has led to multiple veterans, such as George Hill and Kyle Korver, being traded.

While Love has expressed his interest in wanting to stay in Cleveland, the Cavs are going to listen to offers since they’re not going to be competing anytime soon. In the aftermath of James of bolting for Los Angeles, the Cavs and Love agreed to a four-year contract extension during the offseason worth $120 million.

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