After a lot of speculation in the media, Kevin Love wrote a first person report in the Players’ Tribune website stating that he will stay in Cleveland and has reportedly agreed a 110 million dollars 5-year deal. Though the price may seem pretty high, it is a good bargain for the Cleveland Cavaliers, considering the cap rise in the next season. Kevin Love earlier maintained that he wanted to stay with the Cavaliers throughout the season. But, a rift with teammate LeBron James which resulted in uneasiness, and a shoulder injury, resulted in Kevin Love being linked to many teams in the free agency. The main team to be linked is the Los Angeles Lakers, since it is his hometown.
Kevin Love was drafted 5th overall in the 2008 NBA draft by Memphis Grizzlies and immediately traded to Minnesota Timberwolves. He showcased his talent there and got into the second All NBA rookie team. The Power Forward, who can also play as a Centre, broke a lot of Minnesota records when he notched up a 30-30 (30 points and 30 rebounds) game in 2010 against the New York Knicks.
Kevin Love was eventually traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers in exchange for the 1st pick of the 2014 draft, Andrew Wiggins. He was a crucial part of their set up but was affected by a shoulder injury during their playoff semifinals against Chicago Bulls and was ruled out for the rest of the season. Cleveland eventually finished runners up to the Golden State Warriors.
Kevin Love said he and LeBron James laid it all out when they were recently spotted chilling together by a pool, and sorted things out. The 26-year old further said that the 3 things he was considering the most were, happiness, winning and money and is glad that he can find all 3 together in Cleveland. It is a wise decision from him, as with a full squad, the Cavs can make a run for the title again and hope to come out as champions this time around.