NBA Rumors: Cavs trading Kevin Love to Hawks for Paul Millsap?

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Kevin Love has been linked with many NBA rumors for the past couple of months but the Cleveland Cavaliers remained adamant that they will not trade him. However, the latest rumors suggest that the Cavs could trade Love to the Atlanta Hawks for Paul Millsap.

The Cavaliers were one loss away from another disappointing NBA Finals when LeBron James and Kyrie Irving carried them for the rest of the series. Kevin Love was a non-factor for the first six games of the finals but he came alive in Game 7 when he was vital in winning Cleveland’s first sports championship in 52 years.

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Now that the Cavaliers are the defending champions, they will not break up the core that won an NBA title. However, trading Love is still in play especially if the front office and coaching staff feel the need to upgrade as the Golden State Warriors recently signed Kevin Durant.

According to Wes Goldberg of Today’s Fastbreak, the 27-year-old power forward is a great trade chip for the Cavaliers. He suggested that one possible trade to make is a deal involving the Hawks’ Paul Millsap, who was also part of NBA rumors this offseason.

“Millsap is the closest thing the NBA has to Draymond Green. He can start at the 4 and slide to the 5. He’s an incredible defender who finished fifth in Defensive Player of the Year voting because of his versatility. He can truly guard positions 1-through-5, something only LeBron can do among Cavaliers,” Goldberg wrote.

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Of course, Goldberg noted that these were just one of those NBA rumors and it is impossible to make the trade happen this offseason. Nevertheless, the Cavaliers will look at all of their options until the trade deadline when they start to feel worried about the “superteam” Warriors.

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