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Fair point, we have the capability you like it'd be, more you have to merge the two of you merging and stretch it out a little, bit what are you saying I'm fat no I'm just saying it, has it's, like if you were one circle and you're, the undergo, Kevin. Love is at the center of the Van Dyke I love, a good Van Dyke retched out we're, we're stretched out take a good looking guy he's a good looking guy I'm, looking at, a picture, right here And you know what? He is. He's, a survivor like when this. All came together we have just listened to nonstop Kevin love, getting blamed for all the problems they're fitting out not fitting in being dangled as trade bait every. Off season and he. Gets to stand on top. Of the mountain top that. Is the now LeBron Louis Cleveland Cavaliers As much as I wanted feel Shane on. It though guys I do have to say this right if you're Cleveland you don't have a. Lot of hope to give your fans right now so you give them somebody that they've sort. Of he's becoming dear to the. Fan base at this point because he's. Gonna stick around he gives them some level of a guy that can still score and the great, thing is he will be able to score and. Cleveland still won't win games so the Cavs can still they. Can still tank and he can. Still give them. Some productivity it's kind of a, win win I don't know about. Taking with him I think this sends a. Sign that they would not necessarily want to compete at, the highest level but, they want to put forward a presentable team also taking in. The east is basically impossible at this point You can't Kevin love let's listen perspective, is, probably one. Of the five best, players in the east, okay in the west you don't. Crack? The top twenty probably but in the east that's not tanking and I think. How you look at this as a clip Kevin love this is great as you mentioned, I. Think, he he survived he came out on? Top he did, pretty well by himself but as a Cleveland fan to me this reflects. Of the dichotomy between basketball fans right now like do you want your team to look passable for the president you want to be. Able to go to games and not feel ashamed do you want. To watch something approximating professional basketball or do you want to go for it because if you. Want to go for it you gotta rip the band aid and start over which I think. A lot of people thought Cleveland. Might do this off season obviously drafted. Colin Sexton they're exciting about him but outside of that Kevin love is not pretty there right so, they had an opportunity to clean house start over. Start the Cleveland process instead they chose the other option was Stay relevant and I, know, I never. Know what to say, is right because different, strokes for different folks like some. People? Don't want to go through what Philadelphia went through so people don't like the. Idea of a rebuilt but to me Design we're not rebuilding we want to stay in this thing they also have more recently than, a lot of other franchises dealing. With this, a long stretch of success dominance in the Eastern Conference they've got a championship, to show for it so I think if you're, looking for a time to where this might be okay and listen if you're the ownership group here I mean we've talked a lot about the struggles between LeBron James and leadership in Cleveland but them looking at this as a business prospect they. Understand the value added to LeBron's franchise and they don't want to give that. All the way Kevin Love's at least an all star name that you can sell. The people that are still trying to buy, season tickets and come in here and then you know what he, signs a long-term GIO. And, down the road maybe you can, use Kevin love as a way to get. Younger players in here. When you finally do wanna hit full reset maybe you let him bring Colin Sexton along for a. Little bit and. Then you harvest finally the body that is Kevin love and I understand what you guys are, saying I just completely disagree we're on the on the opposite side. Of it today because I'll go back to those, Minnesota years Kev And love the best version of Kevin. Love we got us to score his best season as a player for the. Timber wolves they were twenty games below five hundred I mean the the timber wolves. Are living proof that you can have an, effective Kevin love and still be an awful franchise so if the, Cavs wanna go will. All in on tanking I still think, they can I think they can tank and. Still have one guy. That can go out and be a dynamic piece for think the terribleness that is the east does ameliorate Surely I hear, you're saying which is why by the way I've never been Kevin. Love can be a number one guy person even if he gets those Minnesota numbers you know twenty six, and twelve or whatever she probably. Will right because we've seen. This movie before guys have to change their games to. Play with, the Brown Kevin love has not been able to, play, at, his optimal position he's taken more threes and you probably should he hasn't shopped, from the elbow he hasn't cut inside those things will change he's going to be more of a contributor but. They're not going to be a great team by any means but I want to add one more caddy at which you know I said that this is a. Sign they're not rebuilding this trade piece there's a very strong chance Kevin love is. Not on the team's roster this time. Next year I could see completely see another contender thinking like okay yeah this is a pretty long contract and goes into his. Late thirties or whatever but we could really use them to. Win now maybe the next. Year and we'll send them prospects for that Brian Windhorst starring ESPN NBA insider was on the six PM sports center and talked about the new foundation in Cleveland Well they are looking at him to pair him. With Colin Sexton they think that they're going. To be a really good match. Together they wanted him. Sign for all of. Sexton's rookie contract which is four years and, they think that those two guys are going to be there foundation. Pieces going forward now is that going to be the case I don't know I can't see the future, but that's who the Cavs see. Is there what they wanna. Do going forward and they believe that love having a. Being a, big play pick and roll alongside really good point, guard, his, how you build a winner in the NBA and that's what they're investing in, I cannot ignore now that you've put that out in the universe what the great irony would be that Kevin. Love would have survived the LeBron James cavalier years but the Collins Sexton cabs could be the place where he got But isn't there, some piece of reward here from. The Cavs to Kevin love I mean the? Fact is you trade for the guy who trained for the, contract in the NBA right so he's going to get this for your hundred and twenty million dollars and frankly if there is. The opportunity to trade him somewhere and and there is the opportunity. For him to go win that sort of a win win there's sort of rewarding him for, sitting around and surviving the LeBron years Lakers trade into the lake Oh my God oh God I Putting that out in the universe I hit the reward to me though. This is just one hundred percent Dan Gilbert not wanting to blow it up after, LeBron not wanting to admit defeat not wanting to cede to irrelevance in the way that again. Might be necessary for this? Team is it Dan Gilbert saying we're still. In the, mix in the east this so-so Kevin love being the one NBA player that's going about, his contracts like an NFL player, taking the safety of long-term security not willing to bet on himself in a bunch of short term deals and move around enjoys being in one spot like everyone wanted to compare the. Kevin love and girly deal yesterday this Kevin Love's deal felt like an NFL. Deal on a lot of centers it's Golic, and wingo on, ESPN radio, ESPN two Jason. Fitz Mike Golic junior meaning times it should also be pointed out. That the Cavs in twenty twenty even with this deal, on the books as it sits we'll have over. Seventy million dollars in cap space so if they want to go in and go after, somebody in, a couple of years I mean if they can survive if it is. The Sexton. K. I love combo they think is going to take them somewhere they will, be in a position to make a massive move the question is will they be have built. A foundation in that time that people wanna play around Colin Sexton Kevin love. And Kawhi Leonard is gonna make great big, three this is, what happens, in that straight. Talk brought to you by straight talk wireless nationwide coverage on America's. Largest and most dependable four g. LT network networks we've, got Nick Sabin in studio at seven thirty AM. But before he gets here we've heard several coaches talk about expanding the playoff system but, does it, actually hurt college football will answer that next but first Your home..