Collin Sexton believes Kevin Love will be on the Cavaliers’ roster next season.
Love has been involved in multiple trade rumors this summer, but Sexton thinks his teammate will be staying in Cleveland.
“Kevin (Love), he’s not going anywhere,” Sexton said during a recent interview with SiriusXM NBA Radio. “I feel like he’s not going anywhere.”
— SiriusXM NBA Radio (@SiriusXMNBA) July 23, 2019
Love, a five-time All-Star, struggled with injuries throughout 2018-19 and played in just 22 games.
The Cavaliers were one of the worst teams in the NBA last season and finished with a 19-63 record.
“We have a good group of guys that want to be better and guys that haven’t given in to losing,” Love said in February, via the News-Herald. “That can be easy when so many games come at you so fast, but we’ve had a mentality that any given night we can win a basketball game. We’re going to continue to be like that.”
Love signed a four-year, $120 million extension with Cleveland in July 2018.
The Cavaliers do not want to deal the 30-year-old forward and would have to be “blown away” by an offer to consider moving him, according to an earlier report from Cleveland.com.
Meanwhile, Cleveland selected Sexton out of Alabama with the No. 8 pick in the 2018 draft. He averaged 16.7 points and 3.0 assists while shooting 40.2% from 3-point range as a rookie.
“(Love) was great,” Sexton said. “Once he got back from injury, he was great for us. He taught me a whole lot, and I can’t wait to keep learning from him.”
The Cavaliers parted ways with interim coach Larry Drew in April and hired John Beilein away from Michigan to replace him. The team fired Tyronn Lue after an 0-6 start to 2018-19.
Cleveland added Vanderbilt guard Darius Garland, Belmont wing Dylan Windler and USC guard Kevin Porter Jr. in the first round of the 2019 draft last month.