Does Kevin Love Make Sense for the Bucks?
The Milwaukee Bucks weren’t the only team with some drama on Monday in the Association. There were a host of problems across the league. Kahwi feels disconnected in San Antonio. Wizards look like they’re the new hot mess of the league. Damian Lillard met with Portland’s owner to discuss the vision of the franchise. And the one that will probably grab the most headlines is Cleveland and Kevin Love had a huge falling out with players questioning if Love was actually sick on Saturday and Sunday. It looks that relationship could be ending soon, and one has to ask – Is it possible the Bucks could be a player in the Love sweepstakes?
The odds are no, but crazier things have happened in the league. My guess is Cleveland would like to avoid trading Love inside the division. He has three years left on his deal, and the former UCLA standout could have many moments to torment the team. That said, Cleveland did bypass that whole notion when they traded Kyrie Irving to Boston. With the potential of LeBron leaving next season, Cleveland would probably want to get younger and get players that might be the next generation of Cavs players. The combination of Milwaukee players for Love would be interesting.
If they go the experienced route, Khris Middleton is the guy. He would fit nicely in with Cleveland and LeBron. Middleton has three years left on his deal worth 14 million dollars which is eight less than Love. Then the Cavs could bring back Matthew Dellavedova who is at nine million making the deal almost even when it comes to money dollars. My guess is Cleveland may want a draft pick considering they know rebuilding is a possibility next season. If they wanted to go young, Jabari Parker would be the centerpiece. With Parker being only at six million, Bucks would have to include a player like Dellavedova, John Henson or Tony Snell to make the money work. Personally, I’d feel very hesitant of sending Jabari to a division team. He tormenting the Bucks for years would be dreadful.
We’ll see if any moves are made for Love before the February 8th deadline. It seems like that’s the way to go considering all of the strife with the team, but you never known with LeBron. Things can change on a dime.