Per Jason Lloyd of The Athletic:

“The only one that I know definitely equated to just a salary dump. Portland offered Bazemore and Whiteside, which essentially would’ve matched Kevin’s salary. But both of those are expiring contracts and the Cavs would’ve received no real assets in return. Portland eventually sent Bazemore to Sacramento.

Most teams were telling the Cavs they’d need to include assets just to get them to take Kevin’s contract. The Cavs were asking for a first-round pick. No one even came close to that. I’d expect them to resume trade talks on Kevin this summer.”

Both the Cavaliers and Blazers are on pace to miss the playoffs this season.

Had the Blazers acquired Love, their chances certainly would have gone up.

Unfortunately, they may very well have to wait until next year to make a run.

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