Cavaliers hoping to keep Kevin Love regardless of LeBron James decision

Ryan Young
Yahoo Sports Contributor
Regardless of where LeBron James ends up this offseason, the Cleveland Cavaliers are hoping to keep Kevin Love. (Getty Images)

Regardless of where LeBron James ends up next season, the Cleveland Cavaliers are apparently still all in on Kevin Love.

The Cavaliers are “not actively shopping” the 6-foot-10 forward ahead of Thursday’s NBA draft, according to ESPN’s Dave McMenamin, and are hoping to keep him next season.

The Cavaliers have shopped Love in the past — he was offered to the Indiana Pacers for Paul George last offseason. The 29-year-old, who has been in Cleveland for four seasons, has two years and $49.7 million left on his contract.

Love averaged 17.6 points and 9.3 rebounds for Cleveland this season, and averaged nearly 15 points per game throughout the postseason in their fourth straight NBA Finals run, too.

The Cavaliers currently hold the eighth pick in Thursday’s draft. James has yet to inform the team about his decision this offseason, and will not do so before the draft as he is currently on vacation with his family, ESPN reported.

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