Cleveland Cavaliers Trading Kevin Love To Sacramento Kings? [Rumors]
The Sacramento Kings have three explosive guards they can trade but would it be enough to land all-star forward Kevin Love? Somehow the deal makes sense and we dig into it below.Advertisement
First off, Kevin Love is no stranger to NBA trade rumors. While his form may be a bit off from his all-star potential, he has been the favorite player of the grapevine, NBA Trade Rumors reported.
On Sacramento’s end, Rudy Gay and Ben McLemore have long been mentioned as likely parting. To sweeten the pot, adding center Willie Cauley-Stein could make a bit of sense.
Cavs Need A Big Man, Guard Off The Bench
The three players in mention could address the manpower the Cavs could use. J.R. Smith has yet to be signed and they do need a backup center. Cauley-Stein is young and promising while everyone knows the explosiveness of Gay and McLemore.
For the Kings, getting Love is a bit of a question mainly because DeMarcus Cousins is there. So why have two power-forwards unless Dave Joerger plans to push one to the five position.
Salary Cap Satisfaction
The only sensible thing from the whole Kevin Love for three deal is that it fits the salary restrictions both teams have to deal with. Other than that, it would be foolish for the Cavs to agree to the trade.
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Gay is a good catch but Smith is likely to be kept regardless of the long wait. Besides, LeBron James made it known that he wants the old gang back so adding Gay, McLemore and Cauley-Stein mean another period of getting-to-know-you, Cleveland.com reported.
Moving forward, this three-for-one deal is tempting but unfortunately something the Cavs don’t need. The scenario may have been different if it were Cousins included in the deal.
If so, that seems more sensible only that it would likely include other players like J.R. Smith as well.
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