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: Denver Nuggets Receive:
Danilo Gallinari Kevin Love
Why Cleveland would make this trade: Yet another three-and-D trade for the Cavs, though this one has the highest ceiling offensively.
Why Denver would make this trade: Because they’ve wanted Kevin Love since the Bronze Age, and now they actually have some players to put around him. The defense would be miserable, but the offense would be fun.