Wojnarowski noted that Dec. 15 is a key date with regards to a potential blockbuster deal, as teams can then move players signed to contracts this past offseason. Increasing the pool of players available for trade would make it easier to balance Love's $28.9-million salary for 2019-20.
The 31-year-old is in the first season of a four-year, $120.4-million contract.
Love is averaging 16.7 points, 10.7 rebounds, and 2.8 assists per game through a quarter of the season but has not been enough on his own to elevate a rebuilding Cavaliers team. At 5-15, Cleveland currently sits 13th in the Eastern Conference, 4.5 games out of the final playoff spot.