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Take of the day
Saturday’s loss to the Pistons made it very clear that the Cavs need Kevin Love right to be competent. Marquese Chriss ain’t it, Chief. And while it should not shock me if Love were dealt in the summer to a team that misses out on free agency, I also think that the most realistic way the Cavs are respectable next season, for the whole season, is if Love is on the court and healthy. Otherwise, the 2019-20 season could look like parts of this one.
In short: I think the Cavs should keep Love, unless they are blown away by an offer in July or August.
As of today, the Cavs have the third-worst record in the NBA. They have a 52.1 percent chance of landing a top-four pick and a 14 percent chance of landing the No. 1 overall pick. They could pick as low as No. 7 overall.
Today’s Tankathon sim yielded the Cavs the second overall pick. The Cavs have a 13.4 percent chance of landing that pick.