The Cleveland Cavaliers, Cavs for short, has gained the NBA champions title. The Cavs defeated Golden State Warriors in Game 7 of the NBA Finals Sunday night. Speculations are made that Cavs can sign Kevin Love for the next season of the NBA.
Kevin holds the longest streak for consecutive games recording double figures in points and rebounds since the ABA-NBA merger. Kevin played well in the last game of the NBA championship, especially his defense on Stephen Curry was notable.This win has increased the chances of his selection in the team.
Moreover, Kevin Love had the third-best net rating of any Cavaliers rotation players. He is just behind Channing Frye and LeBron James.
According to RealGM, General Manager of Cleveland Cavaliers, David Griffin has accepted that the current team is best. There is a chance that the management will make changes in the team for the upcoming season.
“This team did not fit particularly well for playing Golden State, and that’s my fault,” David Griffin said. “But against the East, we were historically good. Now that we’ve experienced this, I’m very confident this group has its best basketball in front of it. They know what they have now.”
The lack of reliable depth options on the wing in Cavs indicates that Kevin will stay in the team. The only permanent player in the team is Iman Shumpert. J.R. Smith is expected to retain his position in the team. According to Washington Post, Cavs would trade Kevin for a combination of wing depth.
Meanwhile, there are also rumors that Kevin could join Boston Celtics. Sports writer for ESPN Brian Windhorst thinks, Celtics would be a better option for Kevin.
“The Celtics is the trade that has made sense for six months,” Windhorst said. “I happen to know the Cavs really like Avery Bradley and to me, I would want Marcus Smart and I would want one of the draft picks. You’re not getting the high (No. 3 overall) pick obviously, but you want a draft pick.”
However, chances of leaving the champion teams are low, we expect that Kevin will play for Cleveland Cavaliers.