The Cleveland Cavaliers are still the team to beat in the Eastern Conference despite the improvements other teams made. However, there are NBA rumors suggesting that the Cavaliers trade Kevin Love to the Sacramento Kings for DeMarcus Cousins.
Eastern Conference teams such as the Boston Celtics and Indiana Pacers added some key pieces while the Toronto Raptors retained an All-Star. The Celtics added rookie Jaylen Brown and Al Horford, and the Pacers got Jeff Teague, Thaddeus Young, and Al Jefferson.
On the other hand, the Raptors locked up DeMar DeRozan to a max deal and they would likely add a stretch four. As for the Cavaliers, they lost Timofey Mozgov, Matthew Dellavedova and possibly J.R Smith but LeBron James is surely coming back.
According to Quenton Albertie of King James Gospel, the Cavaliers should trade for Kings center DeMarcus Cousins. He opined that Cousins is unhappy in Sacramento and he will be traded at the 2017 deadline.
Albertie added that Love will also become unhappy in Cleveland once again and the Cavs should trade him, too. He suggested that the Cavs trade Kevin Love, Iman Shumpert and three first-round picks in exchange for DeMarcus Cousins, Kosta Koufos, and Ben McLemore.
Of course, this is just a suggestion but entirely possible since Cousins and Love have been a topic of NBA rumors since last year. The Cavs will have a replacement for Smith in McLemore while Cousins and Koufos are an improvement over Love and Mozgov, respectively.
On the other hand, the Kings will get an All-Star while Willie Cauley-Stein, Skal Labissiere, and Georgios Papagiannis develop faster. They will also get rid of Cousins, who will likely walk in free agency, and they have a clean slate to start over.
According to Forbes, the Cavaliers have no intention of trading Kevin Love this offseason. However, it will only be a matter of time until his misfit in the Cavs offense show and rumors start flying again.
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