Kevin Love of the Cleveland Cavaliers is pretty much aware that he has been the subject of NBA trade rumors. It is something no longer new to him, having been mentioned in the past as a trading chip to other teams.

However, he is now in a team going in a different direction. Despite assurance coming from upper management, Love knows that a deal could go down any time. Opting to focus on youth and developing young players, the 31-year-old could fetch that Cavs more promising cagers if offered. Either way, the five-time NBA All-Star is trying to keep his focus.

In an interview with The Los Angeles Times, the 5th overall pick of the 2008 NBA Draft knows that there is a possibility that his talent could be of better use to other teams. Further, these could be the ones who could make a serious run at the NBA title. Unless something is on the table, Love says that he will focus on his commitment to the Cavaliers and see what happens from there.

“It’s one of those things where I’m going to keep doing right by the team, by Cleveland, and by the organization. If my number is called, so be it, but I’m going to stay true to my commitment and let the chips fall where they may,” said Love.

Staying focused has become a challenge to the one-time NBA champion. He admits that he has had his struggles with anxiety and mental health in the past. Love treats all NBA trade chatter as a challenge. So far this 2019-20 NBA season, he seems to be doing well dealing with these rumors.

As of this writing, Love has been averaging 18.3 points and 11.3 rebounds per game. Those are fairly good numbers which other teams could benefit from. However, there is that lingering question of his durability. His run has been cut short in previous months and it looks like it is happening again.

Love was ruled out for the Cavs game vs. the New York Knicks due to back tightness. He suffered the injury in their previous match with the Phoenix Suns, Fox Sports reported.  The Knick routed the Cavs, 123-105.

However, the twist here is that it appears that Love is complaining about something different. Rather than his back, it seems he felt something about his knee. Regardless, Love has been listed as day-to-day. Cleveland will take on the Miami Heat next with tip-off happening at 7:30 p.m. EST. The Cavaliers have lost their last four games.

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