Cleveland Cavaliers trade rumors are coming up sooner than usual. Even though LeBron James now plays for the Los Angeles Lakers, the Cavs are about to make front page news again. This time, everything centers on All-Star forward Kevin Love, who could certainly improve many teams around the NBA. It raises some interesting questions about the future of the Cavs, if Cleveland might not be the only city he plays for this season, and if the Lakers might have interest in acquiring him.

Will the Cavs trade Love?

Several reports by the Cleveland Plain Dealer have reference Love and the future of the Cavs.

Many fans of the team want to know what the future outlook for the franchise will be after losing LeBron James to free agency. Going 0-5 to start the season hasn't made the transition to a post-LeBron Cavs team any easier. To put it mildly, the natives are restless, and the fans have grown accustomed to winning again. Losing, even without LeBron, is not something season ticket holders want to sit through.

How is Love doing without LeBron?

In four games for the Cavs this season, Kevin Love has averaged 19.0 points, 13.5 rebounds, and 3.5 assists. The problem is that he is shooting just 32.3 percent from the field and just 29.2 percent from three-point range. On the flip side of that problem, if he starts hitting his shots at a higher rate, he might be back in the discussions of who is the best power forward in the NBA.

As it stands, he is still putting up All-Star numbers, making his value on the trade market a bit higher.

A look at the Kevin Love contract

Love recently signed a four-year, $120 million extension to stay with the Cavs. He makes roughly $29 million for the 2019-20 season, increasing to roughly $31.25 million the following year.

That's in addition to the roughly $24 million he makes for the 2018-19 NBA season. He is now signed on a guaranteed deal through the 2022-23 season, giving the Cavs a lot of team control over one of the best big men in the game.

Cavs, Love trade parameters

Since Love just signed that extension, the Cavs trade rumors couldn't lead to anything until the end of January.

That's still a lot of time to increase interest and for quite a few NBA trade rumors to surface over the next few months. Still, it doesn't guarantee that the Cavs would trade Love, even though it would open the door to getting younger right away. To put it bluntly, again, the Cavs are not a good basketball team, which is why a trade might make sense.

There are going to be a lot of Cleveland Cavaliers trade rumors this season, which isn't much different than past years for the franchise. Without LeBron James, this team isn't going to be very competitive in the Eastern Conference. The time is now to make some moves, especially if a Kevin Love trade can land the franchise several good draft picks.

At the same time, if there isn't a good deal to be had for Love, as the Cleveland Plain Dealer points out, Love takes pressure off rookie Collin Sexton. Keeping Love in Cleveland will only help the development of Sexton.

Stay tuned fans, because these Cavs trade rumors are only the beginning. As teams look for players later in the season, especially as the NBA trade deadline approaches, the Cavs could get mentioned a lot.