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Kevin Love just can’t seem to keep himself out of the headlines. 
Playing for another lottery-bound squad isn’t the best fit for the 31-year-old former champ, and it makes sense for both parties to transfer him to a contender while Cleveland Cavaliers stockpile assets in return. 
The Denver Nuggets make the perfect partner on paper. They have a perfect salary matcher in Paul Millsap, or they could package Gary Harris and Mason Plumlee. 
Consolidating is in this team’s best interests. Promising guard Malik Beasley is an above-average three-and-D wing who may earn a sizable payday beyond what the Nuggets offered last summer. Moving on from Harris could clear the way for his minutes, or packaging him with Millsap could be all the Cavs need to pull the plug on their marriage. 
Love is still an effective player. At 17.4 points and 10.2 rebounds per game, he provides a steadying presence in the post along with being a reliable spacer. Another playmaking big alongside Nikola Jokic could unlock the half-court offense and help the unit when he sits. 
But Love is still in the first year of a four-year, $120.4 million extension and a long-term health risk. He hasn’t played more than 60 games since 2015-16 and has quite the list of games missed due to injury just in the previous two seasons alone.  
And why move on from Millsap? He is the highest-rated defender in defensive real plus-minus among power forwards, shoots 41.3 percent from three and gives the Nuggets financial flexibility this summer with his expiring deal. 
Moving on from the remaining three years of Gary Harris would make sense if the Nuggets see Beasley as their future, but with Love in tow, they could struggle to pay for him. 
Anyway, the Nuggets may already have their long-term answer at power forward in Michael Porter Jr. While MPJ has only played 10 percent of his minutes there, he’s done so to dramatic effect with a plus-18.2 point differential per 100 possessions. 
The Nuggets should hold their cards for a definitive star (Jrue Holiday, Bradley Beal) or at least a solid three-and-D wing capable of giving minutes at the 3 as well as the 4 (Jae Crowder, Robert Covington).