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LeBron James’ role in Kevin Love’s potential Cavs exit amid trade rumors

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As of right now, Kevin Love is still a member of the Cleveland Cavaliers. It’s no secret, however, that the Cavs have been trying to ship the former All-Star as they try to usher in a new era in Cleveland.

According to former Cavs assistant coach James Posey, LeBron James has already played a role in Love’s potential exit from Cleveland. Posey, himself a two-time NBA champion, firmly believes that Kevin Love still has a lot left in the tank. Posey also thinks that Love’s stint playing alongside LeBron has benefitted Kevin in terms of his leadership skills:

“He knows what it takes to win, and also just now with him being the older statesman on the team, just showing his leadership value,” Posey said on a recent episode of SiriusXM NBA Radio, via Orel Dizon of Cavaliers Nation. “I just think for an opportunity for him to win another championship, I think teams should look into getting Kevin Love. For him, I think he would be a totally different player just by understanding those things as far as what he brings to the team. Just like I said, learning earlier from LeBron James and his leadership, and also showing his growth and maturity. So physically and mentally, if he’s able, and he’s all right with that, he should be a great player for any team.”

LeBron won’t be asking the Los Angeles Lakers to try to trade for Kevin Love, nor is he campaigning to opposing teams to do the same. However, the time he spent playing alongside Love with the Cavs appears to have had a significant impact on the latter. At this point in his career, Kevin Love can serve as a veteran voice for a young core that is in need of a leader.

Like the Cavs, maybe?