However, it appears the Cavaliers will have to part ways rising star Collin Sexton to accomplish that dream.
“One thing sources have repeatedly told Hoops Wire is that the Cavs are determined to trade Love,” wrote Sam Amico of Hoops Wire. “Attaching his large contract to a Sexton deal, perhaps in a multiteam trade, is generally viewed as the only way to do it.”
The Cavs have been trying to move Love for a while.
The five-time All-Star enjoyed the acclivity of the Cavaliers’ success from 2015 to to 2018, when the team went to four consecutive NBA Finals. They won the 2016 championship in movie-like fashion against the historic Golden State Warriors.
After four-time MVP LeBron James left the franchise in the summer of 2018, the Cavs went into a deep rebuild. Love signed a four-year, $120 million extension shortly after James departed Cleveland.
Now, Love and the Cavs are stuck. The declining veteran averaged 12.2 points, 7.4 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game last season.
Attaching his gargantuan contract to Sexton in a potential deal may allow the Cavs to finally move on from Love. Sexton, whose name has been swirling in trade rumors, collected 24.3 points, 4.4 assists and 3.1 rebounds per game last season.