With David Blatt gone, could Kevin Love be next?
When Cleveland fired David Blatt, social media went on a total frenzy as Cleveland holds the No.1 Eastern Conference spot and were 30-11 under Blatt to start the season. Although they were seen as several steps behind the Golden State Warriors and San Antonio Spurs, I highly doubt one would’ve predicted Blatt being pushed out the door in the middle of the season.
But with such a big change, could there be more moves to be done?
Will the Cavs blow up the James-Irving-Love trio given that it has not panned out the way they have planned?
If you’ve watched the Cavs this season, you can clearly see that Love has been the most inconsistent Cavalier. Love can post 20 and 10 on one night but then completely disappear on another. Love’s offensive absence and atrocious defense was clearer than ever after scoring a measly 3 points against the Warriors, and being overmatched all game by Draymond Green.
When the Cavs held a team meeting, many players believed that Love had been traded, when in fact it was Blatt who was let go. But they may not have been wrong to believe so, as Love doesn’t seem to fit alongside James and Irving. Love is seeing less touches with Irving back on the court and is such a liability on the defensive end, he has been left on the bench in several games to close out the fourth quarter.
Therefore Cavs could look to move Love, as he is still an All-Star caliber player and could be used in a trade to peg a game changing center that the Cavs desperately miss. And with new head coach Tyronn Lue, don’t be surprised if the Cavs decide to move Love as he seems to be the odd man out. And if you take a look at this article…
You’ll see a proposed trade idea, with the Cavs landing Howard and Ryan Anderson while shipping Love to Houston. A deal that could fix the Cavs’ defensive woes, and see Anderson fill into Love’s role under new HC Tyronn Lue.
Let’s take a look at three players’ stats for the 2015-16 season, one being a current Cavalier while the other is a former and the third a potential fit for the Cavs…
Player A: 15.6 PPG, 10.9 RPG, 2.4 APG PER: 19.0
Player B: 20.8 PPG, 3.9 RPG, 1.8 APG PER: 16.6
Player C: 14.4 PPG, 12.1 RPG, 1.5 APG PER: 20.5
Player A is Kevin Love, and while his stats look appealing, they’re nowhere near the 26-12 he was averaging in Minnesota.
Player B is the guy they gave up in the trade for him, Andrew Wiggins. Wiggins who won the Rookie of the Year last season, and just 20 years young, looks to be a future All-Star and received high praise from Kobe Bryant who said this about the young fella, “it was like looking at a reflection of myself 19 years ago. It was pretty cool.” Cleveland may be regretting that move more than ever, as they took a shot to win it all now and so far hasn’t panned out as well as they believed it would.
And finally, player C being Dwight Howard, who has shaken off the early woes after dealing with injuries to start the season and posses the highest PER of the three, while being the defensive stopper that Cleveland desires.https://www.myfantasysportstalk.com/david-blatt-gone-kevin-love-next/https://i0.wp.com/www.myfantasysportstalk.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/a-58.jpg?fit=1024%2C569&ssl=1https://i0.wp.com/www.myfantasysportstalk.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/a-58.jpg?resize=150%2C150&ssl=1BasketballCleveland CavaliersNBANews and UpdatesRecent Posts#Dwight Howard,#Kobe Bryant,Andrew Wiggins,Cleveland Cavaliers,David Blatt,Houston Rockets,Kevin Love,Kyrie Irving,LeBron James,Minnesota Timberwolves,NBA,New Orleans Pelicans,Ryan Anderson,Tyronn LueWhen Cleveland fired David Blatt, social media went on a total frenzy as Cleveland holds the No.1 Eastern Conference spot and were 30-11 under Blatt to start the season. Although they were seen as several steps behind the Golden State Warriors and San Antonio Spurs, I highly doubt one...Christian MenaChristian MenaChristianmena96@gmail.comAuthorChristian Mena is a sports enthusiast who is currently majoring in Sports Management who resides in Connecticut. He is a die hard fan of the Yankees, Patriots and Lakers, and specializes in the NBA, NFL and MLB. You can follow him on Twitter @Christian_Mena3MyFantasySportsTalk