Kevin Love has been in the NBA for 14 years now and for much of that time he has played for the Cleveland Cavaliers.
He joined the franchise back in the 2014-15 season and has been with the team during their huge highs and pitiful lows.
But now his future with the team is in doubt.
The Cavs have removed Kevin Love from their rotation, per @ChrisFedor pic.twitter.com/TAYgYxI7OE
— NBACentral (@TheNBACentral) February 6, 2023
Cavaliers insider Chris Fedor is reporting that the Cavs have removed Love from their rotation.
This is a bit of a shock for fans of the team, considering he has still been an important part of the team despite his age and limited output.
So far this season, Love has averaged 8.5 points, 6.8 rebounds, and 1.9 assists.
He has only been playing 20 minutes per game on average but his impact has gone beyond his stat line.
He is a wise and experienced veteran who has given guidance and advice to younger guys like Jarrett Allen, Evan Mobley, and others.
What does this benching mean for Love and his plans?
There is a chance that head coach J.B. Bickerstaff eventually puts Love back into rotation but there is also the possibility that the front office decides their time with Love is over and attempts to make a trade with him.
But where would Love, who is now 34 years old, end up?
There aren’t many teams looking to sign an aging big man who is prone to injuries.
The Cavaliers are trying very hard to make it far into the postseason this year after years of falling short.
They have a great thing going with athletes like Donovan Mitchell, Darius Garland, Allen, Mobley, and other young talents.
Is there any room for Love?
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