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The Cavs Reportedly Plan On Keeping Kevin Love

kevin love runs onto the court during a game for the cleveland cavaliers

Cleveland Cavaliers star forward Kevin Love runs onto the court. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

Kevin Love has been mentioned in a lot of trade talks since he joined the Cleveland Cavaliers via a trade. Every couple of months, it seemed like his name would surface as someone LeBron James' team was considering moving.

This offseason, that trade talk has amplified. With LeBron James potentially on his way out, many believe Love will be traded for young assets to rebuild around.

Love has also been mentioned as someone the Cavs to attach to the No. 8 overall pick to land another star for LeBron to play next to, if he was to return to the franchise.

It doesn't look like that's going to happen, though. ESPN is reporting that Cleveland is planning on keeping him around no matter what.


The Cavaliers are not actively shopping All-Star forward Kevin Love heading into Thursday's NBA draft, multiple sources told ESPN on Wednesday. Furthermore, regardless of what decision LeBron James makes about his future in Cleveland, the Cavs have interest in keeping Love next season, sources said.

Love had admitted toward the end of the season that he knew he could be on the move, especially if James left. It's somewhat surprising that Cleveland would want to keep him if James ends up leaving.

"It could be my last run, too, so you just never know," Love told ESPN in April. "The unknown is something that you try to just put out of your hands for a certain amount of time. But, just go out there and lose yourself in it and everything will fall where it needs to."

It's the NBA, though, so you never know what could happen. The NBA Draft will help make the picture of the league's offseason a lot clearer to see. It's set to begin at 7 p.m. E.T. on Thursday.