Cavaliers Don't Regret Kevin Love Extension, Won't Salary Dump Him

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Cavaliers Don't Regret Kevin Love Extension, Won't Salary Dump Him 

Post#1 » by RealGM Wiretap » Mon Jul 20, 2020 3:28 pm

The Cleveland Cavaliers "don't regret" signing Kevin Love to his extension during the 2019 offseason and "all not do a salary dump" of him, according to Chris Fedor of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Love signed a four-year, $120 million extension shortly after LeBron James left the franchise to sign with the Los Angeles Lakers.


The Cavaliers seek "some combination of draft picks and young, ascending players for Love" if they are to trade him. The Cavaliers would likely need to take back a bad salary in return for Love to get that type of package.


"It’s clear Cleveland’s view on Love doesn’t align with the rest of the league. That’s normal. The Cavs like him," writes Fedor.


With the Cavaliers attempting to accelerate their rebuild, they're unlikely to trade Love unless they get an offer they perceive as helping them in both the short and long-term.

Via Chris Fedor/Cleveland Plain Dealer

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Post#3 » by nmc13 » Mon Jul 20, 2020 4:10 pm

Dan Gilbert goes to bed every night praying that one of his analytics nerds builds a time machine to prevent him from offering that contract
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Re: Cavaliers Don't Regret Kevin Love Extension, Won't Salary Dump Him 

Post#4 » by King4Day » Mon Jul 20, 2020 5:06 pm

I actually believe this. I think he knows fans grow attached to players and to lose James, Irving, and Love just like that means fans will dwindle. You need to give fans a reason to go to games and for many (kids especially) Kevin Love is a reason. They won't be going seriously over the cap again for a long time while they develop players so it's probably worth it for them.
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Post#5 » by Carmen C » Mon Jul 20, 2020 6:26 pm

I mean this is just preposterous
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Post#6 » by jlokine » Mon Jul 20, 2020 6:35 pm

nmc13 wrote:Dan Gilbert goes to bed every night praying that one of his analytics nerds builds a time machine to prevent him from offering that contract




or he just prays for another amnesty availability with a new cba negotiation given the new economic situation with china and covid.
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Post#7 » by Bentley1225 » Mon Jul 20, 2020 7:46 pm

I agree with the premise but the Cavs should have given him either 1 year less extension of the ACV under $25 million to at least protect themselves from his skills starting to erode in his early 30s.
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Post#8 » by The_Hater » Mon Jul 20, 2020 7:53 pm

Of course they regret it, they’re just not going to say something like that.

They regretted it he moment they realized that the extension gave Love negative trade value when their goal was the to increase his value.
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Re: Cavaliers Don't Regret Kevin Love Extension, Won't Salary Dump Him 

Post#9 » by NatiboyB » Mon Jul 20, 2020 10:14 pm

I regret the deal he isn’t even providing quality veteran leadership. I know that we don’t want to hurt his limited trade value but resigning him was a mistake. We are stuck with him outside of a salary dump. And I’m currently not seeing any food fits.
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Post#10 » by Beethoven » Mon Jul 20, 2020 11:55 pm

Cavaliers remind me of a guy I know at work who, every once in a while out of the blue, mentions to me in any conversation that he doesn't regret buying the $30,000 timeshare he and his wife bought 9 years ago.
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Post#11 » by Vegeta10176 » Tue Jul 21, 2020 5:37 am

NatiboyB wrote:I regret the deal he isn’t even providing quality veteran leadership. I know that we don’t want to hurt his limited trade value but resigning him was a mistake. We are stuck with him outside of a salary dump. And I’m currently not seeing any food fits.


You would be losing anyway and no free agents are coming to the cavs and by the time you have to pay any rookies a max if you draft one worth it he will be off the books... Dont really see any real problems.. Things are poorly run at the cavs as K Love was a complete professional during the LBJ era..
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Post#12 » by Sutureself » Tue Jul 21, 2020 6:33 am

Headline: "Cavaliers Aren't Mad, They're Laughing, Actually"
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Re: Cavaliers Don't Regret Kevin Love Extension, Won't Salary Dump Him 

Post#13 » by nmc13 » Wed Jul 22, 2020 3:37 am

jlokine wrote:
nmc13 wrote:Dan Gilbert goes to bed every night praying that one of his analytics nerds builds a time machine to prevent him from offering that contract




or he just prays for another amnesty availability with a new cba negotiation given the new economic situation with china and covid.


I really hope you're right. Would be great to see Kevin Love on a winning team rather than wasting away in Cleveland...he's getting out of there no time soon under normal circumstances

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