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Trade Rumors Continue To Swirl For This NBA All-Star, But They Don't Appear To Be True

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)

We have new NBA trade rumors every day this offseason. With several of the league's best players on the move (or potentially on the move) there's a lot for people to talk about. More roster turnover is likely to take place moving forward.

One player at the center of a lot of trade rumors is Kevin Love. The Cleveland Cavaliers' All-Star forward seems to be a big trade piece for a team that will likely be rebuilding.

Love has just two years left on his contract, too. If the Cavs don't think he's going to stay in Cleveland past 2020, trading him now makes sense.

All of this trade talk appears to be premature, though.

Love has reportedly made it somewhat clear to Cavs management that he wants to stay put.

"From all I’ve been hearing from Koby (Altman), he wants to stay, he wants to be there," Tyronn Lue said during an interview on Sirius XM NBA Radio. "So we’re happy to have Kevin. Every year he takes all the criticism. For me, he’s been great. He’s been 20 and 10 every year. Being a third guy, to get 20 and 10 that’s remarkable. He’s carried a franchise before in Minnesota and now he’s gonna have the same opportunity here in Cleveland. So I’m excited for Kevin, I think he’s excited, and we’ll go from there."

Don't completely discount the idea of a Kevin Love trade, though. If Love wants to be traded, that's a request the Cavs will likely honor.

"Me and Koby Altman talked about it,” Lue added "He’s a big part of what we’re gonna do going forward. We gotta see if he wants to be here for us to rebuild, and to help the young guys out and mature the young guys. We’ve just got to see how he feels and what he wants to do. I think he’s earned that respect from us, from myself, from our organization, that if he wants to be in a better position then we gotta get him there. And he’s earned that right."