2. Kevin Love
Could the Mavericks bring back the 2016 Cleveland Cavaliers championship squad? Kyrie Irving hit one of the biggest shots in NBA history to secure them the title. He is trying to convince LeBron to come to Dallas, but could Kevin Love be part of the package?
Love was the third star on that championship team, and he remained in Cleveland until being bought out in February. The 6’8 big man signed with the Miami Heat and has been a key piece of their run to the NBA Finals. He will no longer be in All-Star consideration, but Love brings leadership and a veteran presence to any squad.
The 34-year-old big man would love to win a second ring, and he may have to reunite with LeBron and Kyrie to do just that. The Dallas Mavericks would likely have the first pick of minimum-salary veterans if they can find a way to bring King James on board.
Kevin Love’s rebounding and floor spacing would be massive in a bench role. He will struggle on the defensive end, especially when switched onto the perimeter, but that may be worth giving up to get another veteran in the locker room with championship experience.
Love will have his choice of teams this offseason if he decides to continue playing, and acquiring LeBron is likely the only way he selects the Dallas Mavericks.