NBA Rumors: Kevin Love-For-Nicolas Batum Trade Could Make Hornets ‘Fringe Playoff Team,’ Per ‘Bleacher Report’ - Sphere Guide
Published On: Sun, Aug 25th, 2019

NBA Rumors: Kevin Love-For-Nicolas Batum Trade Could Make Hornets ‘Fringe Playoff Team,’ Per ‘Bleacher Report’

Kevin Love #0 of the Cleveland Cavaliers looks on during the game against the Minnesota Timberwolves on October 19, 2018 at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Since the 2019 NBA offseason started, the Cleveland Cavaliers continue to inform everyone in the league that they have no intention of trading All-Star power forward Kevin Love. Despite suffering a huge disappointment in the 2018-19 NBA season, the Cavaliers still see Love as the player that will lead them back to the top of the Eastern Conference and help them win their second NBA championship title. However, with the emergence of numerous powerhouse teams in the league, most people believe that the Cavaliers are better off trading Love and focus on the development of their young players.

In his recent article, Preston Ellis of Bleacher Report mentioned two possible trade scenarios in which the Cavaliers will be able to unload Kevin Love and the four years and $ 120.2 million left on his contract. In the proposed trade deal that would send Love to the Charlotte Hornets, Ellis suggested that the Cavaliers could straight swap the All-Star power forward for Nicolas Batum.

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NBA Rumors: Kevin Love-For-Nicolas Batum Trade Could Make Hornets ‘Fringe Playoff Team,’ Per ‘Bleacher Report’