Kevin Love Doesn’t Want to Play For Cleveland; Suns Interested


Can you blame him?

Cleveland is a fine city, home to historic teams like the Browns and Indians, a mecca for good beer at reasonable prices, a fine town on a lake. But the team’s NBA franchise is a bit of a mess.

You may recall the incident in which Cavs owner Dan Gilbert ripped into LeBron James with a letter to ticket-holders written in comic sans. Or the rift between team star Kyrie Irving and teammate Dion Waiters. Or the preposterous 7-year, $60 million offer the Cavs reportedly made to Kentucky John Calipari, a man synonymous with NBA failure, to not only coach the team but to be its president.


The Cavs own the No. 1 pick (again) in this month’s NBA Draft, but the other stuff is apparently enough of an issue that Wolves superstar Kevin Love does not want to play there, according to a Jackie MacMullan of ESPN. MacMullan cites league sources saying that although Cleveland is interested in Love, the “feeling isn’t mutual.”

The Phoenix Suns, meanwhile, are interested in acquiring Love in a deal that could include point guard Eric Bledsoe, according to Yahoo! Sports.

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