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Kevin Love Asked If He Wants To Play For The Cavs Next Season

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 playing for the Cleveland Cavaliers ever since LeBron James returned to the franchise. The All-Star forward was traded from Minnesota to Cleveland after James signed with the Cavs in the summer of 2014. This is his fourth year with the franchise.

Will there be a fifth? That probably depends on what James decides to do this summer.

If James decides to leave in free agency as many expect, it would make little sense for Cleveland to hold onto Love. He's an All-Star caliber player on a big contract - guys like that usually aren't kept around if a team goes into rebuild mode.

Love was asked today if he expects to remain in Cleveland next season.

The forward says he hopes to.

“I hope so, but it’s a business. I take it stride,” he told reporters today.

It will probably end up being a pretty simple decision for Love and the Cavs. If LeBron is back, so will Love. If LeBron is gone, Love will not.

There's still at least one more game to be played in the NBA Finals. Game 5 is set for Friday night.