NBA Trade Rumors: Hawks looking to trade Paul Millsap to Cavs, Kevin Love to Thunder?

NBA Trade Rumors: Hawks looking to trade Paul Millsap to Cavs, Kevin Love to Thunder?

NBA teams are about to start their training camps in just a few days. NBA trade rumors, however, are still going on the run. With free agency still not cooling down, NBA players are still looking for a team to play with come 2016-2017 NBA regular season.

Atlanta Hawks power forward Paul Millsap and Cleveland Cavaliers power forward Kevin Love are among the superstars who are rumored to enter an agreement with Cleveland Cavaliers and Oklahoma City Thunder, respectively.

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According to Christian Post, Millsap and Love belong to a three-team, five-player trade. Players who are among that trade are Millsap, Kyle Singler who will enter in an agreement with the Cavs; Kevin Love to Thunder and Ersan Ilyasova and Domantas Sabonis to Atlanta Hawks (including a future 1st round choice from the Thunder).

Millsap’s performance last season gave him an average of 17.1 points, 9.0 rebounds, 3.3 assists, 1.8 steals and 1.7 blocks per game. Hawk’s Millsap would do a great job with the Cavs considering his strength and athleticism that the Cavs would need in the defensive end.

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Meanwhile, Love’s addition to the Thunder would mean so much for the team since superstar Kevin Durant decided to part ways with Thunder to join western rival Golden State Warriors. According to Inquistr, as per CBS Sports, it has been reported that Love and the Cavs are not an ideal match despite Love’s contribution during the 2016 NBA Finals. As a result, Cavs are looking to trade Love.

During the Cavs’ stint in the playoff run, Love averaged 14.7 points and shot an impressive 41% from deep. Despite struggling all throughout the finals with 8.5 points, 6.8 rebounds and 26% from deep, Love had an impressive performance in the Game 7 of the finals.

As of this writing, there are still no verification if these NBA trade rumors will likely happen.

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