The Cleveland Cavaliers lost LeBron James, and many thought that the organization won’t recover. But, Kevin Love is still here.
The Cavaliers are trying to build their franchise, and forward Kevin Love has just agreed to a four-year contract extension worth $120 million. This is great news for Cavs fans, because yes, we all know that Kevin Love is doing an amazing job on the basketball court.
ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and Brian Windhorst confirmed the information. “Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love has signed a four-year, $120 million contract extension that tops out his overall deal at five years, $145 million, league sources told ESPN on Tuesday,” they say.
“Love, a five-time All-Star, opted out of the 2019-20 season on his current five-year deal. He will earn $24.1 million next season before the new four-year extension kicks in, league sources said. The Cavaliers arranged an impromptu signing ceremony for Love at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland on Tuesday, where team employees and arena construction workers would witness Love signing his deal, league sources said,” Wojnarowski added.
Love already had a five-year contract. He signed the $145 million contract in 2015 during his free agency. The former UCLA Bruin will become a free agent again in 2019-20 season.
Love had a nice year with the Cavaliers. He brought together averages of 17.6 points and 9.3 rebounds. Love averaged 19.3 points and 11.3 rebounds while shooting 40.6 from from the court during the NBA Finals.
James’ departure triggered an avalanche of reactions, and some said the organization may be moving on from some of the veteran players. But, everything pointed to the fact that the Cavs want to keep Love. He is actually their base.
Love is 29 and he’s about to give the best of his talent. Let’s see what happens next.