Chicago Bulls: 4 reasons Kevin Love trade foundation worth building

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4. Possible low price tag

The importance of Kevin Love for the Cavaliers seems to be diminishing as time moves along. There’s not much of a case for Cleveland to keep Love around in the first place, especially with the nature of this developing rebuild. The loss of hometown superstar LeBron James to the Los Angeles Lakers resulted in the diminished significance of Love with this team.

Moreover, the Bulls have quite a few trade pieces to work with if a player like Love comes available for the right price. The Cavaliers also have a vast array of needs that a few of the more prominent trade chips from the Bulls could fill. Two of the more intriguing trade possibilities for a team like the Cavs in talks with the Bulls include point guard Kris Dunn and future draft picks.

The Cavaliers are likely to be pretty interested in working up a trade deal that involves future draft picks since that’s the point that franchise should be at. There’s little possibility that the Cavaliers will contend in the Eastern Conference anytime soon, depending on how draft night shakes out for them. Love’s price tag should drop as a result.

Love also didn’t play much this season, largely thanks to that lack of playoff possibility for the Cavs. Only the Cavs and the New York Knicks were consistently worse than the Bulls in the East standings this season. The previous rumors that the Cavs needed to be “blown away” by a trade offer for Love seems to have faded a bit.