Kevin Love could use a change in scenery.
The veteran power forward's stint with the Cleveland Cavaliers appears to be coming to a head after a reported outburst toward general manager Koby Altman on Saturday was followed up by an on-court display of frustration later that night against the Oklahoma City Thunder.
It's clear a trade would be a mutually beneficial solution for both parties at this point. Here are three potential deals that could ship Love out of Cleveland:
The Dubs are reborn
WARRIORS RECEIVE- Kevin Love
CAVALIERS RECEIVE- D'Angelo Russell and Omari Spellman
Scenarios like this are exactly why the Golden State Warriors were adamant on acquiring D'Angelo Russell in a sign-and-trade with the Brooklyn Nets for Kevin Durant. Russell has proven he can lead a team, but asset retention was always the Warriors' goal, and his fit alongside Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson will always be presumed questionable.
Of course, Warriors fans will note that this would all but silence any rumblings of a potential run at Giannis Antetokounmpo in 2021. In truth, that may be nothing more than a pipe dream, anyway. With Thompson and Draymond Green's respective max deals, plus Curry's gargantuan super-max contract, Golden State would have to make uncomfortable sacrifices with its core to sign Giannis. Love would give them a fourth star today. He's also nearly on the same timeline as Curry; both are 31 and Love's contract has only one more year on it than Curry's. Love and Thompson being childhood friends helps, too.