Kevin Love has spoken about the endless NBA trade rumors involving him in deals moving him to various teams. After helping the Cleveland Cavaliers win their first title in franchise history, the power forward said that he just doesn’t care about what other people say and wants to play for LeBron James’ team.
“They’ll never be gone. That’s just something that you live with. We have so much hype and media and the good and the bad surrounding this team and it just comes with the territory,” Love said to ESPN.com about the criticisms about his game and role with the Cavaliers.
“So, I love this team, love the coaching staff, my teammates, the organization. I mean, I don’t think it will ever leave but frankly, I don’t really give a s—,” Love added about the NBA trade rumors linking him to various teams like the Boston Celtics and Miami Heat.
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The main complaint about Love in Cleveland is that he does not fit well with the team or does not have chemistry with their two other stars, LeBron James and Kyrie Irving. The star trio showed they can co-exist in the last NBA Playoffs and NBA Finals when they beat the powerhouse Golden State Warriors in seven games.
Love was a crucial piece in the title run and was credited for stepping up on his defense and rebounding. Love’s main value for the team is on offense and his “stretch four” capabilities. Love has hit the outside shots and also improved on the defensive end in the postseason.
Despite his contributions, Love has been mentioned in many NBA trade rumors. This makes sense because the Cavaliers can’t do much in the offseason because they are over the team salary cap. They can only sign cheap free agents like Chris Andersen and Mike Dunleavy and also let go of backups Matthew Dellavedova and Timofey Mozgov.
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