Kevin Love Wishes He'd Been Traded; "Not Interested" in a Buyout From Cavaliers


He's played only 47% of his team's games the past 3 years, only 25 games last season, and is still owed $60 million dollars by the Cleveland Cavaliers. But Kevin Love has no interest in a buyout. That's straight from the mouth of Love's agent Jeff Schwartz. 

"There have been no talks with Cleveland on a buyout, nor is there any interest from Kevin in doing a buyout," Schwartz told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. Woj goes on to point out that three younger and healthier frontcourt players the Cavs have brought in over the last few months would seem to be in line to take a lot of Love's minutes. 

In fact, one report has Love expressing his disappointment the he was not the one traded to Portland in this week's 3-team deal instead of fellow power forward Larry Nance Jr. 

Cleveland traded for center Jarrett Allen mid-season and recently signed him to a $100 million dollar extension; they drafted another center, Evan Mobley with the 2nd pick in the NBA Draft; and they just this week brought in sharpshooter Laurie Markkanen in the 3-team sign-and-trade deal. The combination of those three generally make Love's role obsolete on this Cavs team. 

Love averaged just 12.2 PPG in his 25 games this past season, his lowest total since his rookie season 12 years ago. 

Rumors had been circulating that Love could be heading to the Los Angeles Lakers if he's bought out by the Cavs, but it looks like we can put that one to rest. 

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