Rumor: Kevin Love Headed to Brooklyn


He might be the 12th man on Team USA, and a shadow of his former self, but sources say the Brooklyn Nets have Kevin Love in their sights.

Brian Lewis of the New York Post says there's a possibility that the Cleveland Cavaliers could buy out Love, who still has two years and $60 Million dollars left on his contract. If that happens, the Nets will look to swoop in, just as they did with Blake Griffin and LaMarcus Aldridge this past season. 

Other reports have two other teams who in "ready to win" mode interested in Love as well:

After a career in which he scored at an 18 points-per-game clip, going as high as 26 ppg in a couple of seasons in Minnesota, Love averaged just 12 ppg for the Cavs this year, starting only 25 games. He realizes he has a lot to prove at the upcoming Tokyo Olympics:

I understand going into my 14th season that being that No. 1 guy, playing 35 minutes, getting 20 touches a game is probably in my rearview. But how I can affect the team, and feeling how I’m feeling now, I know that I can do it at a very high level.

Team USA coach Gregg Popovich, who knows a thing or two about winning, says Love could be extremely valuable as a floor-spacer, and as a big body to keep people like France's Rudy Gobert out of the lane.

And if a team like Brooklyn came calling, Love knows the magic words: "If it’s asked for me to have to pivot in my career for a team to win, I’m more than willing to do that."  

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