The Cleveland Cavaliers aren't wasting any time sulking about the devastating news of Kevin Love's injury.
Rather than hope for the best when Love is expected to return in about six weeks, the Cavs are being proactive in looking for at least a temporary replacement and are reportedly already interested in
Sources: Cleveland is showing increased interest in free agent, Larry Sanders after Kevin Love injury news.— Mike Ortiz Jr. (@xOrtiz4x) February 15, 2017
Sanders is actually a fantastic option for the Cavs and both parties would likely jump at the opportunity to reach a deal.
In late February of 2015, Sanders announced that he was stepping away from the game, but said he could still be interested in returning to play. He then announced in late January that he would be making a comeback, and the timing couldn't have been better.
Lakers are currently meeting with former NBA center Larry Sanders, who hasn't played in the league since December 2014. He is 28 years old.— Mike Bresnahan (@Mike_Bresnahan) February 13, 2017
The Cavs aren't the only team interested in Sanders, but the notion of immediately jumping on board a championship contender has to be quite the enticing idea.
Cleveland can't expect to replace what Love brings on a nightly basis. But the size and athleticism Sanders possesses is just about the best the Cavs can hope for at this point in the season.