With Kevin Love out for the Cleveland Cavaliers’ playoff run, his summer has started a bit early. He can opt out of the final year of his deal and walk if he so decides, and that appears to be the consensus for what he’ll do.
From Bleacher Report’s Howard Beck, via LakersNation:
“With the Lakers on the other hand, if we’re going to be talking about whispers, the loudest whispers I’ve heard in the last several weeks continue to be that Kevin Love not feeling all that great about his time in Cleveland so far and if he’s going to leave it would be to L.A. And he’s a guy that’s absolutely going to be on the move and a guy that we know the Lakers have had an eye on and Kobe [Bryant] certainly wants to recruit.”
While it appears Love won’t go to the Boston Celtics, it’s long been thought that he’d venture back around where he played college ball at UCLA. If Love does land there, it’d be interesting to track where Russell Westbrook looks when he’s a free agent in 2017, as he could follow the same path. Of course this is all speculation until Love actually makes a decision on whether he’ll stick out another year next to LeBron James.