The Cavaliers aren’t going to wait for LeBron James’ plans to make a decision on Kevin Love.
According to ESPN.com, the Cavs want to keep Love regardless of what James decides this summer, and the team is not actively shopping Love ahead of Thursday’s NBA Draft.
Love, 29, averaged 17.6 points on 45.8 percent shooting (41.5 percent from 3-point range) and 9.3 rebounds last season, but again missed time with injury. Love’s numbers then dipped to 14.9 points on 39.2 percent shooting (34 percent from 3-point range) and 10.2 rebounds per game during the postseason.
The Cavaliers own the No. 8 pick in this year’s draft, with a number of forwards likely available to them. Many have had Duke’s Wendell Carter Jr. linked to Cleveland.
Turkcan looked forward to becoming the first player from Turkey to enter the NBA — but the occasion of the NBA’s lockout in 1998-99 delayed his arrival. He stayed with Efes Pilsen in his home country that year, and by the time it was time to come to the States he’d already been traded twice. He didn’t even make it through a full year before he returned to Europe, where he played in France, Russia and Italy before finishing his career back home, with Fenerbache.
Probably one of my best games ever, honestly, Broxton said. With the way they’re doing, I just want to come in, fill a spot and keep it moving.
The NL Central leaders improved to are 48-33 at the midpoint of their season. The Brewers were 42-39 last season, when they finished second to the Cubs.
Look, we’ve earned this, manager Craig Counsell said. We’ve had a successful first half of the season. We’ve got to keep backing it up.
They suffered another setback when Ryan Braun came out of the game in the seventh inning with a stiff back, leaving the Brewers missing two regulars. Christian Yelich also was sidelined by a sore back. Braun missed six games last month with a back problem.