NBA trade rumors: Cavaliers open to dealing Kevin Love

Love averaged 17.6 points and 9.3 rebounds per game for Cleveland last season.

Love, a five-time All-Star, was traded to Cleveland in August 2014.   -  Getty Images

The Cavaliers are considering trading Kevin Love.

LeBron James announced Sunday he was leaving Cleveland and signing a four-year, $154 million contract with the Lakers.

The Cavaliers had previously said they would hold on to Love regardless of James’ decision. But, the team is now open to dealing the 29-year-old forward, according to a report from The Athletic. The report cited unidentified league sources.

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Love averaged 17.6 points and 9.3 rebounds per game on a Cavaliers team that was swept by the Warriors in the NBA Finals last season.

Love, a five-time All-Star, played his first six NBA seasons with the Timberwolves. He was traded to Cleveland in August 2014 when James returned to the team after spending four years with the Heat.

Love has two seasons remaining on the five-year, $110 million contract he signed with the Cavaliers in July 2015.

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