The last member of the Cleveland Cavaliers’ “Big Three” who won a championship seems to be finally leaving town. The Cavaliers and veteran forward Kevin Love are finishing up a contract buyout, according to The Athletic. This will let him become a free agent before the league’s March 1 deadline to sign with a team and be eligible for the playoffs.
According to a report from The Athletic, the Miami Heat are one of the early teams that could sign Love, who is about to become a free agent. The Heat have an open roster spot and, according to Shams Charania, have been looking for another big man to add to their team. If Love is coming in for the veteran’s minimum, it seems like he would be a natural fit.
Love was a double-double machine in Minnesota. Before the 2014-15 season, he was traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers as part of a deal that also included the top overall draft pick at the time, Andrew Wiggins. During his six years with the Cleveland Cavaliers, Love averaged 19.2 points, 12.2 rebounds, and 2.5 assists per game. He also helped the team win its first NBA title in 2015-16.
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Early Life and Career
Kevin Wesley Love is an American pro basketball player for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association. He was born on September 7, 1988. (NBA). He has been an All-Star five times and on the All-NBA Second Team twice. In 2016, he won an NBA title with the Cavaliers.
He was also on the U.S. national team that won the gold medal at both the 2010 FIBA World Championship and the 2012 Summer Olympics. Love led the NBA in rebounding in 2011 and won the award for “Most Improved Player.”