Every day, Pick and Popovich will post one fake trade and explain why it makes sense for every team involved to make it. There are no parameters beyond fitting within the salary cap. Sometimes the trades will involve stars, others role players. They are not grounded in actual rumors, they just make sense on paper. During the 2016 NBA Playoffs, each week will feature seven fake trades of one star player. This is Kevin Love Week.
Cleveland Cavaliers Receive: Oklahoma Thunder Receive:
Serge Ibaka Kevin Love
Why Cleveland would make this trade: Because Serge Ibaka would honestly give them everything Kevin Love does offensively since they waste him by just sticking him in the corner anyway, but improves their defense tremendously. And hey, having a shooter like Morrow is a nice bonus.
Why Oklahoma City would make this trade: Russell Westbrook, Kevin Durant and Kevin Love on the same offense. Just let that sink in.