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The Cavs Have Reportedly Put Kevin Love In Trade Talks

A closeup of Kevin Love.

CLEVELAND, OH - JUNE 08: Kevin Love #0 of the Cleveland Cavaliers warms up prior to Game Four of the 2018 NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors at Quicken Loans Arena on June 8, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

In 2018-19, the Cleveland Cavaliers missed the playoffs for the first time since LeBron James decided to take his talents to South Beach.

With LeBron's decision to leave the Land for Los Angeles, the Cavaliers were left in the rebuilding stage.

The rebuild won't be complete until the team can offload Kevin Love and his massive contract. However, according to a recent report from ESPN's Brain Windhorst, finding a trade partner for Love hasn't been easy.

Here's what Windhorst had to say on Tuesday, via ESPN Cleveland radio host Aaron Goldhammer:

"He's been out there in some trade talks, but it's hard to find the right deal for him...I'd say it's 50/50."

Love played in only 22 games for the Cavaliers this season as he recovered from a foot injury. He suffered through his worst scoring season, in terms of points per game and three-point percentage, since 2015-16.

He played the fewest minutes per game since his first season in the league in 2008-09, but did well to rebound the ball, grabbing 10.9 boards per game.

Cleveland signed Love to a four-year, $120.4 million contract extension before the 2018-19 season. After winning just 19 games this season, the Cavaliers could decide to ship Love and all other veteran commodities away.