NBA: Cleveland Cavaliers Trade Rumors Update -- Kevin Love, Timofey Mozgov, Markieff Morris, Anderson Varejao

Dustin Murrell

Despite being in first place in the Eastern Conference, the Cleveland Cavaliers fired head coach David Blatt mid-way through his second season in the NBA. The general consensus is that the move was done in large part at the behest of LeBron James. It came days after a 34-point loss to the defending NBA Champions Golden State Warriors. Regardless, the first game the Cavs played under new head coach Tyronn Lue was a losing effort against the Chicago Bulls.

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General Manager David Griffin may have something to say about all of that, however. Despite such sources as CBS Sports indicating that the writing's on the wall for Kevin Love, Griffin told ESPN that the Cavaliers have no interest in trading Love and haven't even postulated or considered an offer.

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Varejao, however, has said that he has no interest in leaving Cleveland, even if his playing time has been drastically reduced.

"If I go anywhere else and win a championship, it's not going to be the same. I want to win a championship in Cleveland. That's where I want to stay. I love Cleveland."

Of course, just because the players want to play with someone doesn't mean that the front office agrees. While Morris could provide great support for someone like Kevin Love, the team's management doesn't seem interested in the idea, even if Morris truly does want out of Phoenix.

If the Cleveland Cavaliers are going to make any more moves this season, they have 23 more days to do so. While the upper management tosses around ideas for roster upgrades, LeBron James and the rest of the current occupants of the Cavs' locker room will be focusing on Markieff Morris -- and the entire Phoenix Suns lineup -- as they play at home on Wednesday night.

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