The Kevin Love trade drama doesn’t go away, even when the rumors quiet down considerably from where they were just a few days ago.
Not only are the Cleveland Cavaliers looking at acquiring Love, but they want to do so with the understanding that Love won’t test free agency in 2015 and will sign an extension with the team. Frankly put, that’s not going to happen.
According to Bob Finnan from the Cleveland News-Herald, the Cavaliers shouldn’t expect to have Kevin Love sign an extension with them should they acquire him, as Love isn’t planning on signing an extension anywhere that would void his free agency in 2015.
In a rather new development, it now looks as if Love won’t sign an extension with any team in which he’s traded, even the Cavaliers. He can get far more money if he becomes a free agent in the summer of 2015, and re-signs with the team in which he is traded.
That puts considerably more risk in a trade, especially if the Cavaliers are giving up a prospect like Wiggins.
This isn’t really all that surprising as the Cavaliers signing Love to an extension wasn’t something that seemed all that possible to begin with, as the All-Star forward was looking at testing free agency in 2015 and clearly hasn’t deterred from that stance. Playing with LeBron James may change his mind, but the fact of the matter is Love wants to be courted and he’s going to bask in the glory of being wanted in free agency next summer — no matter what.
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