Despite being past his prime, Kevin Love is still one of the most recognisable names currently available on the buyout market.
According to ESPN’s Brian Windhorst, the Lakers are looking into signing Love.
“I think the Lakers are definitely kicking the tires there and looking,” Windhorst said on The Dan Patrick Show.
“I don’t think it’s the best fit for him. Certainly, Miami would be a good fit because they need size and shooting. I don’t know if the Cavs are gonna allow that as part of the buyout. That’s part of what I think is under discussion.”
LeBron James would like to see Love on the Lakers, according to Heavy Sports.
This should come as no surprise, considering James and Love played together in Cleveland from 2014 to 2018 and won the 2016 title together. LeBron recruited Love to the Cavs, plus many players say there’s something about winning a championship together that bonds players for life.
Love was the last remaining player from the Cavaliers’ 2016 title team. He grew disgruntled in Cleveland after James and Kyrie Irving both left, but those concerns faded away when the Cavs’ young stars got the team back on track.
In the end it was the Cavaliers who filed for divorce, not Love, with the 34-year-old no longer fitting with the team’s plans.
As well as the Lakers, the Suns, Knicks and Heat are also reportedly interested in him.