With the Cleveland Cavaliers not only losing more games than fans expected, the team is in disarray and the lack of chemistry on and off the court looks like the team will end up imploding by the end of the year. The biggest change looks like it will come when LeBron James chooses not to re-sign with Cleveland and takes his game elsewhere. There are five teams other than the Cavs that are rumored to be interested in James talents, and Cleveland might have problems holding onto their superstar. Bleacher Report has just released an NBA rumor that the Cavs execs will likely trade another big superstar if LeBron leaves town.

Who will Cleveland trade if LeBron James leaves?

When LeBron James came back to the Cleveland Cavaliers, he joined forces with one of the top young players in the NBA in Kyrie Irving. He then pulled strings to bring in former Minnesota Timberwolves superstar Kevin Love and a new super team formed, replacing the one he left with the Miami Heat.

However, the super team in Cleveland ended when Kyrie demanded a trade and left for the Boston Celtics. The Cavs got Isaiah Thomas and a nice high draft pick in return from the Celtics, but Thomas proved to be a handicap on the defensive side of the ball and the draft pick is part of new NBA trade rumors to try to win another NBA title in Cleveland before LeBron James leaves town.

The new rumors are that, if LeBron James leaves the Cleveland Cavaliers, the team would trade Kevin Love. The chances of LeBron testing the free agent waters and leaving Cleveland this summer are high. NBA executives have said that they expect Love to immediately become available for trade if this happens.

What does this mean for Cleveland Cavaliers?

While insider reports blamed Isaiah Thomas for the Cleveland Cavaliers chemistry problems, the former Boston Celtics superstar has denied most of the reports. There are also rumors that team owner Dan Gilbert has taken over the job of running the team and he is in constant contact with Thomas via text messages, making it look like he wants Isaiah to be the new face of the Cavs if James leaves town.

Isaiah Thomas was the one that sources say called out Kevin Love when he had to leave a blowout loss with an illness. LeBron James is close to Love and has remarked that he is disappointed in Kyrie Irving leaving the Cleveland Cavaliers, while never endorsing Isaiah Thomas. If there is bad blood between Thomas and Love now, it makes sense that he would be the first to leave town if LeBron splits.