Report: NBA executives believe Kevin Love and LaMarcus Aldridge mostly likely will switch teams

rcus+Aldridge+Cleveland+Cavaliers+8SA6Hl6FL53lNow that the NBA season is officially over, everyone’s attention will shift towards the draft and free agency. With so many players still undecided if they will opt up, a lot team executives are watching very closely to see who does what. Two players that many are expecting to become free agents is Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love and Portland Trailblazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge. The speculation of what these two big man are going to do will go on through the rest of this month. But it sounds like many around the league believe both won’t be with their current teams when it is all said and done. According to Brian Windhorst of ESPN, NBA executives believe Love and Aldridge mostly will switch teams.

 

Numerous league executives, though, say it’s sort of a no-brainer: The Cavs will offer Love a max contract of five years and around $100 million. Despite shoulder surgery, a bad back and a worrisome knee, Love figures to get multiple max offers this summer. Such is the market.

Will Love sign it? He’s repeatedly said that he intends to be with the Cavs next year and into the future. The issue is that almost no one in the league believes it yet, so he will be courted on July 1. Of all of the high-profile free agents this summer, executives still believe Love and LaMarcus Aldridge are the likeliest to be willing to change teams.

 

With the emergence of Tristan Thompson, I think Love would be better off going somewhere else. I think Aldridge knew he was leaving right after they were eliminated from the playoffs.

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