A move to Portland would serve as a homecoming for the 31-year-old, as Love grew up just outside the Rose City in nearby Lake Oswego, Ore.
Love is in the first year of a four-year contract worth $120.4 million, a figure that will make it difficult for Cleveland to find a trade partner that can match salaries. The 6-foot-8, 215-pounder is averaging 15.6 points and 10.5 rebounds per game this year for the Cavaliers.
Either player would represent a frontcourt upgrade for Portland. While Carmelo Anthony had a solid stretch after signing with the Blazers last month, he's struggled his last two games, shooting 26% from the floor. The team is also currently without sidelined forwards Jusuf Nurkic and Zach Collins due to injury.