Kevin Love opts out of contract with Cleveland Cavaliers

The former All-Star averaged 16.4 points and 9.7 rebounds in his first year with the Cavs.

    2015/06/25

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CLEVELAND, OHIO — In a move that had been widely expected, Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love has opted out of the final year of his contract, ESPN reported on Wednesday.

Love notified the Cavs on Wednesday that he is opting out of the last year of his contract, worth $16.7 million next season, to return to free agency.

Cleveland was ready for this announcement and have said they plan on resigning Love.

The former All-Star forward came to Cleveland after the Cavs gave up Andrew Wiggins in a boneheaded trade.

Love had a mediocre season with the Cavaliers that ended prematurely when he suffered a shoulder injury against the Boston Celtics in the first round of the playoffs.

The Lakers and the Celtics have expressed interest in Love, and if LaMarcus Aldridge leaves Portland in free agency, the Blazers may be in the mix too.

Love averaged 16.4 points and 9.7 rebounds in his first year with the Cavs.
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