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Kevin Love: Top 5 Destinations


On Thursday, Real GM reported that Celtics GM Danny Ainge spoke with Love's agent and "inquired" about a potential second round of talks to bring the former All-Star to Boston.

Danny Ainge attended a workout with Excel Sports Management clients in New York City recently and met with prominent agent Jeff Schwartz, a league source told RealGM's Andrew Perna.

Schwartz represents Love, as well as Harrison Barnes, who will be a restricted free agent this summer. Brandon Ingram, the presumed No. 2 pick in next week's draft is also a client of Excel, but Ainge is believed to have inquired with Schwartz about whether a trade for Love could be revisited.

Regardless of what happens in Game 7, there are a lot of reports out there indicating that Love’s time in Cleveland is coming to a close. In Game 6, Love had a total of three field goal attempts. James and Irving combined for 45.

He is playing only 21 minutes per game in the NBA Finals against Golden State Warriors and he averaged 7.0 points with only six field goal attempts.

Tyronn Lue has a little more confidence in the old man Richard Jefferson, who is playing very well through this series.

After great seasons with Minnesota Timberwolves, Kevin Love is struggling so far with LeBron James and Kyrie Irving. He was supposed to be the part of Big Three, but we see so far that Cavs have the Big Two plus Tristan Thompson.

Cavs fans have clearly grown restless with his lack of production in the Finals.

My projection is that Kevin Love will not play in the Cleveland Cavaliers regardless of his performances in the NBA Finals.

Check the Top 5 destinations for Kevin Love in the NBA Season 2016/17.

Houston Rockets

After Rockets hired Mike D’Antoni, Kevin Love would be more than happy to play in his "run and gun" system. With James Harden, he will be the only one who can score and shoot the ball. Mike D'Antoni doesn't care about defense, and Kevin Love doesn't care, too, so they would find an agreement to play together with James Harden, I guess?

Houston Rockets can offer Trevor Ariza and Clint Capela for him, and I think that LeBron James will appreciate that, because he likes to play with Trevor Ariza, because of his defense and Clint Capela could play in the second unit and substitute Tristan Thompson. The win-win situation for Cleveland Cavaliers, are you agree with me?

Portland Trail Blazers

Portland Trail Blazers don't have a big man with points in his hands and Kevin Love will be an ideal player for them. With Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum, they can create a triangle with Kevin Love and he would play in the post and stretch the floor for Damian Lillard's three-pointers.

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What can they offer for Kevin Love? Al-Farouq Aminu, Mason Plumlee and the future 2nd round pick. The Cavs would like that offer because they will have rebounders and guys who can play a good defense on the court.

One of the most important things there is that Kevin Love grew up in Oregon.

New Orleans Pelicans

New Orleans Pelicans will lose Anthony Davis in the next two years if they don't add an another All-Star player in their roster.

Anthony Davis is a good defender and Kevin Love is way better than Ryan Anderson, so they can use him as a stretch four and he can shoot more than five three-pointers per game. With a dynamic force like Davis, he will get a space to play near the post, and who can defend that combination of two big men? Almost nobody.

They can offer Ryan Anderson and Tyreke Evans and I'm more than sure that Cavaliers would accept that.

Toronto Raptors

Let’s assume for a second the Raptors are able to retain soon-to-be free agent DeMar DeRozan. They will need a good top-end player to go with All-Star backcourt if they want to beat LeBron James and Cleveland Cavaliers.

The real problem is - why should Cavaliers strengthen the competition, but they can make a good deal if Toronto Raptors send DeMarre Carroll and Patrick Patterson.

Boston Celtics

Rumors linking Kevin Love and the Boston Celtics may never die. The power forward signed a five-year contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers last summer, and still the speculation and reports continue.

Boston has three first round picks in the 2016 NBA Draft: No. 3 from the Brooklyn Nets, No. 16 from the Dallas Mavericks, and their own No. 23. While Cleveland would love to have that No. 3 pick for Love, Boston would be tremendously reticent to part ways with that pick for a player seemingly on the decline.

Let's assume that Cleveland accepts No. 16 and No. 23, they will get two young players in their roster and who doesn't want to play with the best player in the world, LeBron James?

Also, Cavs will get a space in their cap room, so they can use more than 15 millions to sign a good addition in the off-season.

On the other way, the Celtics will get Kevin Love and with the No. 3 from the Nets, they can attack Kevin Durant this summer.

What do you think, where is the best destionation for Kevin love?