The Cleveland Cavaliers have been awfully lucky over the last four years.
For the third time in four years, the Cavaliers hold the number one overall pick in the NBA Draft. They will likely pick either former Kansas Jayhawks’ center Joel Embiid, his former college teammate, forward Andrew Wiggins or former Duke Blue Devils’ forward Jabari Parker.
However, the Cavaliers ultimately would like to move the pick and land a superstar. The are reportedly interest in several all-star big men like Minnesota Timberwolves’ power forward Kevin Love, Chicago Bulls’ center Joakim Noah, Portland Trail Blazers’ power forward LaMarcus Aldridge and Atlanta Hawks’ big man Al Horford. Most think the Cavaliers landing any of those players is bit far-fetched.
However, Love doesn’t think the Cavaliers landing a player like him is out of the question (via Jason McIntyre of The Big lead).
Q: I saw this actual sentence on ESPN over the weekend: “Cleveland has interest in Love, but the feeling isn’t mutual.” Did you see that and what do you make of reporting like that? How difficult is it not to pick up the phone and call your agent, or pick up your phone and tweet that it’s BS?
Love: I try not to read it. A lot of it is brought to my attention through outside sources, sometimes twitter. But like most people, I need to be conscious of my image and try to roll with the punches. I know that’s a generic answer. I don’t think the Cleveland [trade rumors] are outlandish at all. They have a great young foundation.
Love averaged 26.1 points, 12.5 rebounds and 4.4 assists per game last season while shooting 45.7% from the field, 37.6% from three and 82.1% from the charity stripe.