Should the Dallas Mavericks trade for Kevin Love?
In short, no. The Cleveland Cavaliers are not going to trade Love in a salary dump. They know the impact the 32-year-old can make both on the court and in the locker room. He is a strong veteran presence for a young team looking to break out of a rebuild. The Cavs will demand a first-round pick or a young talent to deal away Love before the trade deadline.
The 6’8 big man has played a total of 80 games since the start of the 2018-2019 season. The injuries continue to pile up, and Dallas would have him under contract for the next two seasons. The Mavericks have the best young superstar in the NBA in Luka Doncic. Tying his playoff success for the next three seasons to Love staying healthy and in the lineup would be a massive gamble for Dallas.
The Mavericks want a third star. They have made it no secret, but is Love the perfect fit? On the court, it would be mighty interesting, but it is a risky move that should be avoided.
Expect the Dallas Mavericks to active and aggressive before the trade deadline. Fans will see plenty of rumors and analysis before March 25, so stay tuned.