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Blazers Listed as a ‘Prime Destination’ for Love

If the Cavaliers and Kevin Love reach a buyout agreement, the Trail Blazers could be on a short-list of potential destinations for the former All-Star big man.

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Former All-Star big man Kevin Love and the Cleveland Cavaliers appear ready to part ways. According to San Francisco Chronicle writer Rusty Simmons, Love could reach a buyout agreement with the Cavs.

“There is growing sentiment around the league that Love will negotiate a buyout with Cleveland and sign a veteran-minimum contract with a contender, with one of the options being the Warriors.”

If a buyout agreement is reached, the Trail Blazers are positioned to be on a list of potential landing spots for Love. Editor of Fear The Sword and co-host of Locked on Cavs Evan Dammarell explained that the Nets, Blazers and Warriors are expected to pursue Love.

I can confirm that I’ve heard the Brooklyn Nets and Portland Trail Blazers are “prime destinations” for Kevin Love in the event he’s bought out.

The Golden State Warriors could be an option for Love as well.

In May, Love talked about his desire to return to Portland in a conversation with Yahoo Sports NBA Insider Chris Haynes on the Posted Up podcast.

Last season, Love appeared in 25 games. In those outings, he averaged 12.2 points and 7.4 rebounds per game. Love is set to head to the Tokyo Olympics alongside Damian Lillard later this month. According to NBA reporter Erik Slater, Kevin Durant is Love’s roommate at the USA camp in Las Vegas.