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Channing Frye stepped into the function of normal supervisor to hypothesize a transfer for his buddy and former Cleveland Cavaliers teammate Kevin Love.
Frye tweeted Sunday he’d wish to see Love, who grew up in Lake Oswego, Oregon, traded to the Portland Path Blazers:
Channing Frye @channingfrye
Iâ€™m gonna be sincere i had a dialog with associates and i feel the most effective transfer for the Blazers can be to get Kevin Love. I feel it could shake the entire western convention
Love is coming into the primary 12 months of the four-year, $120 million extension he signed with the Cavs final summer season, so Cleveland would not should be in any rush to commerce him.
Regardless that the Cavaliers are years away from playoff competition, having Love round is sensible. He will help drive fan curiosity in a roster that is devoid of stars, and his expertise can be invaluable in aiding the event of Collin Sexton and 2019 draftees Darius Garland, Dylan Windler and Kevin Porter Jr.
Nonetheless, Love has arguably earned the correct to ask for and obtain a commerce, particularly if he has a vacation spot in thoughts.
The Blazers can be an apparent goal, each for the hometown issue and their standing as a postseason mainstay.
Portland has a transparent must strengthen its frontcourt as nicely after Jusuf Nurkic suffered compound fractures in his left leg. A trio Love, Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum may shoot the lights out each eveningâ€”albeit with massive questions on their protection.
The Western Convention is broad open in 2019-20 with the Golden State Warriors sure to take a step backward. Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson are prone to miss your complete season due to accidents.
After reaching the Western Convention Finals, that is the time for Blazers normal supervisor Neil Olshey to be aggressive and capitalize on a transparent title window.
Love’s wage and Portland’s lack of commerce property will make a deal troublesome with Cleveland however not unimaginable, particularly if Love makes his need for a transfer westward clear to the Cavs entrance workplace.