Cleveland splits up with Kevin Love
The Cleveland Cavaliers have parted ways with forward and center Kevin Love (35).
The Cavaliers team 토토사이트 announced on the 19th (Korean time) that it had completed the buyout for Love. Accordingly, Love became a free agent.
Love moved to Cleveland from the Minnesota Timberwolves in a triangle trade in August 2014. He continued his playing career with Cleveland through two contract extensions.
He played in 489 games over nine seasons, averaging 15.7 points and 9.2 rebounds. He was selected as an All-Star twice in a Cavaliers uniform and contributed to the team’s 2016 Finals victory.
This season, he averaged 8.5 points, 6.8 rebounds and 1.9 assists in 20 minutes in 41 appearances.
Colby Altman, president of the basketball operations division of the Cavaliers, praised Love for his hard work, saying, “He showed outstanding performance by sharing memorable moments on the court, including advancing to the finals four times and winning the championship in 2016.”
He added, “For nine seasons, he represented our club and Cleveland with overflowing charm and professional spirit, and showed everything the club wanted as a player.”
Love, who was selected by the Memphis Grizzlies in the first round, fifth overall in the 2008 draft, averaged 17.2 points and 10.5 rebounds in 853 games with Minnesota and Cleveland.
He is a 5-time All-Star and 2-time All-NBA. In the 2010–11 season, he received the Proficiency Improvement Award (MIP).
Love, now free, can sign contracts with any team. Citing sources, the AP said the Miami Heat would be the most likely destination, but other teams would also be interested.