CLEVELAND – As the Cavaliers’ slow, stuttering rebuild continues around a “Core four” of young players, the team still views Kevin Love as an important piece.
On Friday, general manager Koby Altman spoke to the media for the first time since the Cavs completed a injury-marred season by going 22-50 and failing to compete for a playoff spot during a year in which Love went from being a major contributor to a distraction. While fans may have had a harder time accepting Love’s remorse – and stomaching his $30 million per season contract – Altman insists it hasn’t caused a rift inside the Cavaliers.
“Jarrett Allen loves Kevin and I asked him why and he said, `Off the court he provides leadership. He provides a sense of humility. He’s funny,”‘ Altman said.