Despite having played in just one full game this season, Cleveland Cavaliers power forward Kevin Love just can't stay out of trade rumors.
After already going all-in on the offensive end by swapping Jarrett Allen, Caris LeVert, Taurean Prince and their draft capital for the next seven years for James Harden, the Brooklyn Nets have interest in adding Love, per Jason Dumas of KRON 4 News.
While adding an All-Star floor-spacing big man to a team with Harden, Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving seems even more unfair on the rest of the league, orchestrating a trade for Love won't be easy for the Nets or any other contender that shows interest in the 32-year-old.
What would a trade for Love look like for Brooklyn? Would it even make sense for the Nets? Given his contract and injury history, would it make sense for any contender at all?
Love is currently sidelined with a strained right calf, one that originally had him set to return any day now. In his only full game this season, he started and recorded 15 points, nine rebounds, three assists and was a plus-14 in a win over the Detroit Pistons on Dec. 26.
Before concocting any trade to Brooklyn or anywhere else, teams need to realize what Love is now.
He hasn't been the Minnesota Timberwolves version of Love for a long time. His physique is completely slimmed down, and so is his three-point-heavy game.
This isn't even the Love we saw as a third option on a championship team five years ago, one who still took most of his shots inside the arc and experimented as a small-ball center at times.