Cleveland Cavaliers Get DeMarcus Cousins For Kevin Love, Is It A Fair Deal?

By Snookie Grawls, Posted: 09/13/16 06:35AM EDT
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The Cleveland Cavaliers don’t need much to improve for the coming season meaning Kevin Love trade rumors are nothing but speculations. Coming off a championship season, retooling for no reason could be a death sentence for a team that has already established cohesion and stability.

Love did his share though he still gets a lot of flak. Many believe that he can do more, recalling the things he did when he was with the Minnesota Timberwolves. The problem is that attention on him crops up when LeBron James and/or Kyrie Irving are not having nifty games.

Hence, the struggles and expectations have been harsh on Love. But in reality, those are not enough to push him out of the franchise. Not even one that would involve DeMarcus Cousins.

Cousins pursuit of happiness

Cousins is no stranger to trade rumors. He has been linked to the Boston Celtics and the Los Angeles Lakers before but nothing has materialized. How about the Cavs?

As mentioned earlier on, the Cavs don’t have enough reason to change up their frontline. While Cousins is tougher, he could reel in more problems than solutions. He is temperamental, which places his ability to jive with James or Irving in question.

Like Love during his time in Minnesota, Cousins is doing almost the same thing for the Kings. He is the top dog, which means all that is bound to change if he joins other stars and may eventually play second fiddle.

With his mood swings popular, Cousins could end up bringing in more conflict and likely have differences with some personnel, James and Irving included.

Lesser of two evils?

There is no indication that the Cavs would take in Cousins for now. The same thing holds on possibly dealing Love. Right now, the Cavs don’t need to change their fluid frontline with a banger and head case.

‘Boogie’ is good but his area of camaraderie sorely needs improvement – something Tyron Lue will likely want to avoid.



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