When LeBron James left in the recent free agency, the Cleveland Cavaliers made Kevin Love as the face of the franchise by giving him a massive contract extension. Despite the rumors that are circulating around their injured superstar, the Cavaliers made it clear to the entire league that they have no intention of moving him before the February NBA trade deadline. The Cavaliers still view Love as the centerpiece of the title-contending team they are trying to build in the post-LeBron era.
However, opposing teams look confident that Kevin Love will become available on the trade market soon. More than two weeks before Love becomes trade-eligible, two NBA teams have expressed “fairly strong interest” in adding him to their roster, according to Sam Amico of Amico Hoops. These include the Dallas Mavericks and the Charlotte Hornets.