Portland Trail Blazers are still not over the last playoffs where the Warriors defeated them badly. Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum were kinds of helpless against Stephen Curry and company. Portland is trying hard so that it doesn’t repeat next year and stacking up players. Hassan Whiteside is doing great for the Trail Blazers and now they want another superstar to pair with him.
Kevin Love from Cleveland Cavaliers would be a great fit and the Blazers are preparing themselves for a trade deal. While Love had a toe injury in the last season, he still managed to 22.5 points, 14.4 rebounds and 2.9 assists for 36 minutes of playtime. Kevin Love was the main reason behind the Cavaliers winning the 2016 NBA title. Trail Blazers understands his importance and will make a deal soon to pair him with Whiteside for NBA 2019-20 season.
Kevin Love won’t be Cheap
Kevin Love would be a great addition to the Portland team and would change their future. But before getting all dreamy, it must be noted that Love is under a huge contract with the Cavaliers. The Cleveland team currently owes $118 million to Love for the next four years and there is no way they will trade him so easily.
On this day in 2014, Kevin Love was traded from Minnesota to Cleveland for No. 1 overall pick Andrew Wiggins 🏀
— Hilltop Hoops (@HilltopNBA) August 24, 2019
Portland would have to offer a lot of players and future draft picks in exchange in order to make a deal happen. Kent Bazemore, Rodney Hood and Jusuf Nurkic will be few of the names the Cavs asks in return along with several future picks. It would be a risky move from the Trail Blazers side as Kevin Love is 30 years old and they are willing to gamble on him.
Kevin Love and Hassan Whiteside Duo
If the Trail Blazers are somehow able to make the deal happen, the team would improve a lot. Kevin Love and Hassan Whiteside on the frontcourt with Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum in the backcourt will be a deadly team combination.
NBA report: trade rumor
Kevin love can not help the Portland Trail Blazers win a world championship.
— PW 365 (@PW_365) August 22, 2019
The team would be nearly unstoppable with Love stretching the floor and giving easy passes to the other players. Even though Portland Trail Blazers are hardly mentioned in most of the NBA Predictions, many believe that they can make a difference in the NBA 2019-20 season.