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.
February 28, 2021 | 4:16 pm EST Update
The Chicago Sun-Times reported this month that several teams were intrigued with the idea of Thaddeus Young bolstering their bench, as well as providing a versatile frontcourt option to close games. He would be an instant boost for teams going for that late-season push, such as the Heat or Knicks.