The Cavs were eager to make him the offensive focal point once again. Privately, they were predicting a “monster” season under new head coach John Beilein. It was a chance for Love to recoup his value and start living up to his contract. Things didn’t go according to plan. Love clashed with Beilein, grew frustrated with the team’s lack of competitiveness and college environment, outwardly pouted when things turned acrimonious and wanted a trade.
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The Warriors are considered to be the favorites to retain Payton’s services. It isn’t a secret how much he loves the Warriors’ environment, the Bay Area and his fit as a defensive pest and off-ball slasher in a Curry-fueled environment.