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Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Report: Cavaliers have no intention of trading key player if LeBron James leaves

Kevin Love

It does not sound like you should expect to see a massive rebuild if LeBron James leaves the Cleveland Cavaliers this summer.

According to Joe Vardon of Cleveland.com, the Cavaliers have no plans to trade forward Kevin Love even if James departs via free agency. Cleveland would instead prefer to keep Love and try to build a playoff team without James instead of tearing it all down and starting over.

“There is no reason to go backwards,” one source said of the Cavaliers moving forward without James.

In fact, Love’s best shot of remaining in Cleveland may be if James leaves. A source added that nobody on the roster would be untouchable in a scenario in which James returns, as the Cavaliers would look for opportunities to add veteran talent around him. Otherwise, a James departure would likely mean a team built around Love and rookie Collin Sexton, and would also give them the financial room to maneuver and bring in some new supplementary pieces.

Love has voiced a desire to remain in Cleveland despite the constant trade rumors that surround him. It sounds as though he may get his wish.



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