Earlier this year, the Blazers were dealt with a painfull playoff sweep against the Golden State Warriors. Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum tried their best to compete against the stacked Golden Bay team but were subsequently outscored by Steph Curry and company.

Portland's offseason additions have been a bit disappointing except for defensive stalwart Hassan Whiteside. However, there's a chance for the Blazers to go big in the upcoming season by trading for a proven stretch-four that played a crucial part in Cleveland's historic championship run in 2016.

In a story by Bleacher Report’s Preston Ellis, the Western Conference team may consider bringing in Kevin Love to push for a deep playoff run this year. Love's limited games last season were caused by a nagging injury in his big toe.

Despite the setback, the 30-year-old power forward still registered 22.5 points, 14.4 rebounds and 2.9 assists for 36 minutes of playtime. If healthy, Love is one of the league's elite rebounders and is a proven threat at the three-point line.

His addition could space the floor well for both Lillard and McCollum. Love's arrival could immediately have an impact on the Trail Blazer's system and would balance the scoring load for the team's premier guards.

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Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue hopes Kevin Love can play in Game 1 of the NBA Finals. Pictured: Kevin Love #0 of the Cleveland Cavaliers works out during the 2018 NBA Finals Media Day at ORACLE Arena in Oakland, California, May 30, 2018. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

With Lillard, CJ, and Love, Portland would have their All-Star trio. But for that to happen, the Blazers would have to match Kevin's astronomical contract.

Cleveland still owes Love $118 million in the next four years. It would mean that the organization would have to trade in a lot of players in their roster, including future draft picks.

Most likely, Kent Bazemore, Rodney Hood and Jusuf Nurkic would be shipped in Cleveland together with prospective draft rights. If the deal pushes through, A Hassan Whiteside, Kevin Love frontcourt duo would be as lethal as Lillard, and McCollum's backcourt presence.

If he's on a roll, Love is one of the deadliest stretch fours in this decade. It will be a risky move, but it would outweigh the cons, especially with Hassan Whiteside guarding the post.

Love could easily throw outlet passes to either Lillard or McCollum, which are known as savvy finishers. We will have to wait and see, though.