Cavs, Suns not discussing Kevin Love trade

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The Cleveland Cavaliers and Phoenix Suns are not discussing a rumored blockbuster trade centered around Kevin Love, according to John Gambadoro of ArizonaSports.com.

The Cavs are not actively shopping Love and have interest in keeping him regardless of what decision LeBron James makes.

Love signed a five-year, $113.2 million extension with the Cavs in 2015. He has two years left on his deal.

The five-time All-Star averaged 17.6 points and 9.3 rebounds during the regular season, shooting 45.8 percent from the field and 41.5 percent from three. In 21 postseason games, Love posted 14.9 points and 10.2 rebounds, hitting 39.2 percent of his shots overall and 34.0 percent from beyond the arc.

If James does leave Cleveland again, the Cavs will likely feature Love as the primary option on offense to begin next season so he can inflate his numbers and increase his trade value around the league leading up to the February trade deadline.

The way the Cavs' roster is currently constructed, it's a lottery team without James on it, so keeping Love for the long-haul doesn't make much sense.