Cleveland Cavaliers superstar Kevin Love has been linked to numerous NBA trade rumors over the past several months. This time, a new trade scenario surfaced, suggesting that the All-Star forward could move to the Miami Heat in a four-player deal.
In a report from Inquistr, citing a scenario from NBA Trade Rumors website, the Heat could acquire Love from the Cavaliers. In return, Cleveland will get a package composed of Goran Dragic, Justise Winslow and Josh McRoberts.
The deal is possible for both teams based on the details from ESPN’s NBA Trade Machine. But will both teams benefit from the deal if it materializes?
Why Will The Miami Heat Accept The Trade
Losing Dragic and Winslow will hurt the Heat, as both players are expected to play big roles for the team in the upcoming season. Dragic is the starting point guard, while Winslow will likely have a breakout season soon.
However, getting Love could do more good than harm for the Heat. The 28-year-old forward averaged 16.0 points and 9.9 rebounds with the Cavaliers last season. The former UCLA standout managed to rack up such numbers despite being the third option behind LeBron James and Kyrie Irving.
Love would also fill in the role vacated by Chris Bosh, who has yet to recover from his health issues. The eight-year veteran could also become a perfect partner for Hassan Whiteside.
Will The Deal Benefit The Cleveland Cavaliers?
Love also played a vital role in their title campaign last season. However, it is also a well-known fact that he is still struggling with his role and was also exposed during their 2016 NBA Finals series against the Golden State Warriors.
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Dragic will be a good sidekick for Kyrie Irving and could also ease a lot of pressure from him. Winslow will improve their wings moving forward. McRoberts could also get decent minutes, considering the fact that the Cavaliers lost Timofey Mozgov to the Los Angeles Lakers last summer.
However, it remains to be seen whether or not the Cavaliers will really consider trading Love. In an interview with Cleveland.com, Love dismissed all trade talks involving him.
“That’s just something that you live with,” Love said, referring to the trade rumors. “We have so much hype and media and the good and the bad surrounding this team and it just comes with the territory. So, I love this team, love the coaching staff, my teammates, the organization.”
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