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SI Looks at Potential Love to Portland Deal

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Michael Shapiro considers Kevin Love one of a handful of NBA stars that could be on the move.

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We’ve seen a ton of offseason player movement in the NBA this summer. While there have been a handful of big trades, free agency has been the source of the majority of the roster changes.

Michael Shapiro of SI writes about who he thinks could be on the move and he looks at a potential Kevin Love to Portland trade:

Portland could be an appealing destination if it can muster up the assets as the Cavs play hardball. The Blazers have one of the many high-profile duos out West, and while Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum can muster some playoff magic, there appears to be a firm ceiling. A return to the Western Conference finals is unlikely given the current roster construction. Love can be a valuable outlet for Portland’s backcourt, providing some much-needed perimeter punch. Defenses sagged off Al-Farouq Aminu, Maurice Harkless and Zach Collins last season with little retribution. Love would make them pay. Collins or rookie Nassir Little could intrigue the Cavs brass, and if Portland can stomach the salary, it may be a winning landing spot for Love.

Chris Paul and Bradley round out Shapiro’s list.