According to "Forbes" reporter Evan Damrell, the Blazers hope to reach a deal with the Cavaliers on Kevin Love. In order to get the All-Star forward, they hope to use Hassan Whiteside and Cleveland reached 1 for 1.
Last season, the Blazers exceeded everyone's expectations and reached the Western Conference Finals. Success naturally made the team more certain of its determination to continue the championship. For this reason,They renewed a 4-year $191 million super contract with Lillard in advance, and acquired Baezmore from the Eagles in the offseason, Whiteside from the Heat, and renewed Rodney Hu. Germany.
The reason why the City of Tear is anxious to send Whiteside away is because he is too similar in style to Nurkic. Although the latter will have to wait until next season's All-Star Game to return, this is not a problem for the Trailblazers who aim to make a difference in the playoffs.
The Blazers’ appeal to Love is his help to the team on the offensive end. Offense is the key to the Blazers’ success last season. Portland is the third best offensive team among all teams in the playoffs. Love's range and offensive coping ability are what the Blazers need. In addition, Love's rebounding control and the ability to launch a pass are also very suitable for the Blazers' fast style of play. As for Love’s defensive shortcomings, after Nurkic came back and Baezmore provided him with double protection, the Blazers could take this risk.
As for the transaction The meaning of the Cavaliers, Whiteside can quickly clear their cap space and save nearly $100 million in expenditures in the future. Whiteside’s current contract only has one year left for next season.
However, the Cavaliers currently There is no need to completely rebuild the situation. In fact, they are actively seeking a deal for Westbrook. They are also the team that can provide the best quality bargaining chips for the Thunder. If the Cavaliers bid for Westbrook successfully, the possibility of them giving away Love will be Not too big.
but According to ESPN reporter Brian Windhorst, Love and his agent believe that the possibility of their own transactions happening at any time is very high, and they have already got hints.