KEY POINTS

  • Collin Sexton appears dismayed after Kevin Love suffers another injury during their game against the Pacers
  • Love continues to struggle to stay healthy for the Cavs
  • The Cavaliers may have to re-evaluate their future with Love

The Cleveland Cavaliers campaign has not entirely improved compared to previous seasons, a reason why some players are on the block.

Andre Drummond is the player that most know who is on its way out. However, Kevin Love is another name that has often been mentioned in the NBA trade rumor mill.

Owner of a lofty deal with the Cavs, Kevin Love is only in the second year of a four-year contract worth $120 million. But worth noting here is that the five-time NBA All-Star has struggled to stay healthy in the past seasons.

Love is expected to miss more games from here after suffering a calf injury against the Atlanta Hawks. He has appeared in only four games this season, leaving a gaping hole in the rotation of head coach J.B. Bickerstaff.

Frustration from within the Cavs’ camp is to be expected although nothing has been significantly seen. But if one is to look deeper, Collin Sexton may be one of the team’s stars who is pretty unhappy at the plight of Love.

The 22-year-old is stepping up for Cleveland, leading the team by averaging 23.7 points in 33 games this season. He is also shooting well with a 57.2% clip from the field, but his efforts are going to waste.

To compound their miseries, the Cavs find themselves at the lower end of the Eastern Conference standings with a 14-24 win-loss mark.

Sexton reacted to a tweet using his official account by someone who goes by the handle of @MonteMacy who posted that Love stole $120 million from the Cavaliers. It was tagged as the heist of the century.

LeBron James and Kevin Love In this picture, Love (R) of the Cavaliers talks with James #23 on the bench during game two of the 2018 Eastern Conference Finals against the Boston Celtics at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts, May 15, 2018. Photo: Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

It was a reaction to the injury that the one-time NBA champion sustained. While it cannot be denied that Sexton may be frustrated, the social media post-reaction does send mixed feelers on some possible dissension within the franchise.

Sexton does not have to explain fully why he reacted to that post although it is something uncanny. With the wards of Bickerstaff already trying to figure things out, the last thing they need is internal issues.

But for the Cavs, re-evaluating the investment they made on Love may be needed especially if they want to get their campaign back on the right track.