To little surprise, Cavaliers’ forward Kevin Love decided to forgo the final year of his contract in an effort for a better deal. Although he would have been paid over $16 million for the year, he will now enter free agency with the hopes of a bigger, longer contract. After a season that seemed to disappoint, especially with his injury early in the playoffs, he still remains a highly valuable player.
The move, however, does not mean that he will be done in Cleveland. The team figured he would opt out, but they are still very interested in signing him to the long-term. He stated his desire to return to the team next year, but others will be looking for his services. There is also a chance that Lebron James could opt out of his contract to seek a longer deal, although Cleveland would still remain a favorite for him to return to as well.
Here are some highlights from his first year in Cleveland: