If LeBron James leaves in free agency, the Cleveland Cavaliers are expected to pursue a trade of Kevin Love as they work to rebuild.
"There isn't one player on that roster who is guaranteed to be back next year," said Brian Windhorst. "I think the No. 8 pick is the most likely player (to be with the Cavaliers next season.)"
Windhorst went on to explain Cleveland's path if James leaves.
"They start over. They fully make Kevin Love available. I bet they would look for a first round pick in that trade. He's on the last year of a deal so they don't want to take on money."
Windhorst also suggested that Dan Gilbert would again be motivated in attempting to build a contender without James.
"Dan Gilbert believes that he can build a championship without LeBron and I believe he's looking forward to trying. I don't think he necessarily wants it to be next year. I do believe that Dan Gilbert would like to make a run of it."