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Height: 6-10 / 2.08
Weight:255 lbs. / 115.7 kg.
Height: 6-10 / 2.08
Weight:255 lbs. / 115.7 kg.
Executives around the league told Sporting News on Wednesday that Love eventually could wind up back on the trading block, but the Cavs needed to re-sign him rather than risk losing him for nothing in return. Thompson deserves a starting spot, and the Cavs are confident that, eventually, a smaller lineup with Thompson at center and Love at power forward will work.
Zach Lowe: Kevin Love’s 5-year, $110M max deal also has a player option in the final season, league sources say.: 20 more rumors
Jeff Zillgitt: Reasonable look at Kevin Love’s max deal ($108.9M) w/the Cavs, at a $67.1 million salary cap: 18942330 20363004 21783678 23204352 24625026
I’m going back to Cleveland. After Game 1 of the NBA Finals, that’s when it really struck me. Sitting on the sidelines, I never wanted to play in a game more than that one. I had dreamed of playing in the NBA Finals and I just wanted to help my guys win. I couldn’t have been prouder of them as they poured their blood, sweat and tears onto the court.: 20 more rumors
Brian Windhorst: Kevin Love will accept a five-year, $110 million contract extension with the Cavs according to sources
The Cavs are willing to offer Love a five-year deal worth more than $100 million, but he has to be willing to sign it. As word of Love’s meeting with the Lakers circulated on Wednesday, the Cavs privately remained confident he’s returning to Cleveland next season.: 20 more rumors
Howard Beck: Can also confirm @Chris Broussard report from last night: Kevin Love will be meeting with the Lakers. And I’m told they have a shot.: 20 more rumors
The Los Angeles Lakers will meet with free agent Kevin Love later this week, according to league sources. One source said the Lakers have heard Love is likely to re-sign with the Cleveland Cavaliers, but they still want to sit down with him. The meeting will be part of a busy week for the Lakers, who also will meet with LaMarcus Aldridge, DeAndre Jordan and Greg Monroe.: 20 more rumors
The Boston Celtics are still awaiting word on whether they’ll get a meeting with Cleveland free agent Kevin Love, league source tells Yahoo.: 20 more rumors
Chris Broussard: Sources: Lakers have spoken with reps for Kevin Love & a meeting this week is planned.: 20 more rumors
Ramona Shelburne: Lakers calls when free agency begins Tuesday at 9:01 pm PT will be interesting. They’ll talk to Aldridge, Monroe, Love, DJ, Gasol ASAP: 46 more rumors
Marc Stein: Sources confirm report from @Shams Charania that the Raptors are now in line to get a sitdown with LaMarcus Aldridge. As for the Rockets, like we reported last week, Houston WANTS to get in the game for both Aldridge and Kevin Love. Needs to shed salary, tho: 81 more rumors
With that said, which free agent big (out of Marc Gasol, Kevin Love, LaMarcus Aldridge, DeAndre Jordan) do you think we have the best chance of landing? It’s clear that’s what we’re going to target on July 1st, so I’m interested. Maybe use that “godfather’ type offer to pry Boogie from Sac-Town? David Aldridge: Out of that group, I’d say Love. But the Celtics will be in the mix for a lot of other guys, including Dallas’ Al-Faroqu Aminu, who had a strong season with the Mavs last year on a one-year deal. Boston isn’t going to just reach for the big names; there are a lot of good players who could help the Cs that wouldn’t break the bank. And remember, Boston still has that monstrous $12.9 million traded player exception from the Rajon Rondo trade last December.
LeBron James and Kevin Love may not be “best friends.” But pool buddies? Two of the Cavaliers’ most important, expensive free agents to be were spotted hanging out Sunday at a Los Angeles-area hotel pool. Sources confirmed that James, who is in L.A. for his annual skills camp for high school and college players, and Love did spend time together Sunday, but downplayed its importance.
A source close to James said last week that he didn’t plan to recruit Love to stay. Sources said Sunday that the James-Love hangout poolside wasn’t a recruitment meeting.
Love may speak to other teams next week, but there is a growing belief across the league that he will back up statements made throughout the season and return to the Cavs. Several sources close to Love have indicated he is likely to stay in Cleveland. During this past season, at times Love consulted with teammates on whether he should lock into a long-term deal this summer or look for a shorter deal.: 20 more rumors
Sam Amico: Kevin Love has indicated to Cavs recently he plans to return. Cavs also hope to execute Brendan Haywood contract trade quickly after July 1.: 20 more rumors
Although James wants Love, Thompson, Shumpert and Smith to return, he will not put on a full-court recruiting press. He prefers to give them space to make a decision, trusting they understand what the Cavaliers are capable of accomplishing if they all re-sign.
So the focus for the Lakers heading into the few days between now and free agency will turn to big men. That’s probably a good thing; there will be choices. As good as Cousins may be, the Lakers feel they have a legitimate shot at Portland big man LaMarcus Aldridge, their preferred target. Rehabbing Cleveland forward Kevin Love is also on the radar — assuming he opted out of his contract with the Cavaliers in order to genuinely investigate other destinations and not just to re-sign with the Cavs. Love played at UCLA and has long been rumored to be interested in going to the Lakers.
Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love opted out of the final year of his contract on Wednesday, making him an unrestricted free agent and leading to some unsettled feelings in Cleveland. But Love’s decision didn’t come as a surprise to the Cavaliers and there isn’t much concern inside team headquarters. “Not really, no,” Cavaliers General Manager David Griffin said shortly after the 2015 NBA Draft ended. “I think he has been very clear with what his intentions are all along. Any time he has stood in front of anybody he’s said that. I’m not concerned about it.”
Dave McMenamin: CLE are prioritizing K.Love come July 1. D.Griffin:”We’re very much intending to pursue him the instant that we’re able to”: 20 more rumors