Does Kevin Love have more trade value on his new deal?

What does a new four-year contract extension mean for Kevin Love and the Cleveland Cavaliers? Love, who could have become an unrestricted free agent next summer had he declined a $25.6 million player option, instead replaced that option with an extension that will start at $28.9 million for 2019-20 and add an additional three years for $95 million in new money total. The timing of the extension is surprising as Cleveland determines what direction to take after LeBron James’ departure for the L.A. Lakers. So how will a newly extended Love fit in? Cavaliers’ roster in flux Losing LeBron has left a gaping hole in a roster built around his unique skills, meaning Love’s role will change dramatically next season. That starts with position. Love played nearly 80 percent of his minutes during the 2017-18 regular season at center, according to analysis of lineup data from NBA Advanced Stats. With…