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Cleveland Cavaliers ‘Have No Plans’ To Move Kevin Love

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The Cleveland Cavaliers are fresh off one blockbuster trade and that may mean that they aren’t interested in another, especially if it involves forward Kevin Love.

Love’s name has been mentioned in trade rumors since last year and those rumors have only continued to heat up in recent months.

Despite the speculation the Cavs reportedly have “no plans” to move Love after including him in a potential deal earlier this summer for then-Pacers forward Paul George, according to Zach Lowe of ESPN.com.

Cavs coach Tyronn Lue is excited for what could be a big season out of Love.

“Kevin is going to have the best year that he’s had here,” Lue said in an interview with ESPN.com.

“I thought he was great anyway. You keep bringing up [Chris] Bosh. What did Bosh average in Miami? Kevin averaged almost 20 [points] and 10 [rebounds] with two other All-Stars. If you are on a championship-caliber team, you have to sacrifice. But this year is going to be a big opportunity for him. We’re going to play through him more. He’s going to get those elbow touches again.”

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Cavs Sign Kevin Love to Four-Year, $120 Million Contract Extension

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The Cleveland Cavaliers are ensuring that Kevin Love remains a part of the team’s long-term plans as they have signed the veteran forward to a four-year, $120 million contract extension, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and Brian Windhorst.

Love recently opted out of the 2019-20 season on his current five-year deal, allowing him to earn $24.1 million next season before the new four-year extension kicks in which will give Love a 17 percent annual raise.

 

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76ers, Cavs Discussing Kyle Korver, Jerryd Bayless Trade

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The Philadelphia 76ers and the Cleveland Cavaliers are discussing a trade that would involve Kyle Korver and Jerryd Bayless, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer’s Keith Pompey.

While the trade is possible, it is”far from certain”, according to the New York Times’ Marc Stein.

Korver sits fourth all-time with 2213 3-pointers in his career and is owed $7.56M this season.

Bayless averaged 7.9 ppg last season for the 76ers.

 

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Cavaliers Waive Kendrick Perkins

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The Cleveland Cavaliers have waived veteran center Kendrick Perkins, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

Perkins will clear waivers and become an unrestricted free agent on Thursday, assuming he goes unclaimed.

Perkins had been out of the NBA since the 2015-2016 season before signing with the Cleveland Cavalier at the end of the season prior to the start of the NBA playoffs.

Perkins played 15 minutes in the Cavs’ regular season finale but saw no action during the postseason.

 

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