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Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love continues to see his stock plummet entering the 2021-22 campaign. After the veteran recently indicated he wasn't interested in receiving a buyout, current rumblings now suggest that he may be relegated to around six minutes per game this season. That projection seems plausible, primarily with the team focused on the development of Evan Mobley, Jarrett Allen, and Lauri Markkanen. Nonetheless, a lot of things can still transpire before the start of the new year, so fantasy managers should continue to monitor the situation moving ahead. One thing is for sure, Love's fantasy ceiling will remain lower than ever as long as he stays with his current club.
Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love isn't interested in a buyout from his current employer. The veteran is owed $60 million over the next two seasons, and since he isn't expected to see a prominent role during the 2021-22 campaign, a mutual agreement to part ways was seen as the only sensible approach. Love dealt with a nagging calf injury last season and was relegated to only 25 games as a result. If he remains in Cleveland, his fantasy outlook will be lower than it's ever been. However, if he can land on a new team, it will likely increase.
Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love (calf) is expected to see less playing time this season. The 32-year-old, who is owed $60 million over the next few years, continues to deal with a nagging calf issue that plagued him for most of the 2020-21 campaign. Love is also reportedly out of shape, as evident by his poor showing during Team USA training camp. Nonetheless, with Evan Mobley and Jarrett Allen expected to see plenty of minutes underneath the rim moving ahead, the veteran's fantasy stock was already lower than ever. However, with teams also unwilling to listen to trade offers, it appears as if it will continue to plummet even further.
Cleveland Cavaliers center Jarrett Allen agreed to a $100 million contract on Monday night. The deal will keep him with the team for the next five years, although it won't become official until August 6, when the NBA free agency moratorium is over. Allen began last season in Brooklyn and split time with DeAndre Jordan. However, after he landed in Cleveland as a piece of the James Harden fiasco, he picked things up even more, finishing the year by averaging 13.2 points, 9.9 boards, and 1.4 blocks. The 23-year-old is a candidate to be one of the most efficient big men in the league, and nobody would blame managers for reaching for him in upcoming fantasy drafts.
Minnesota has traded guard Ricky Rubio to Cleveland. In return, the Timberwolves will acquire Taurean Prince. The Cavaliers will also get a 2022 second-round draft pick and some cash, and it will move Rubio to his fourth team in five years. The 30-year-old averaged only 8.6 points and 6.4 assists throughout 68 games last season. However, he likely has some gas left in the tank and can be a solid contributor if he gets consistent playing time during the 2021-22 campaign.