The Cleveland Cavaliers are popping up in trade rumors left and right. Usually, they involve the Cavs going out and acquiring reinforcements to help LeBron James and co. reach the NBA Finals for the fourth year in a row, but in the eyes of Stephen A. Smith, the smartest thing for the team to do might be getting rid of one of its biggest stars.
Smith, as he does every morning, appeared on ESPN’s First Take and was asked about the reported tensions going down in Cleveland. He included reports by his colleague, Adrian Wojnarowski, about a team meeting in which Kevin Love‘s decision to leave last weekend’s game against Oklahoma City due to an illness drew the ire of his teammates.
Once he got the chance to speak on the subject, Smith went off, saying that he believes the best course of action is for the Cavaliers to trade Love and get him out of the team’s tense locker room.