Love appeared in the buyout market.
‘The Athletic’ reported on the 16th (Korean time) that the Cleveland Cavaliers and Kevin Love have agreed to a buyout.
Love was called one of the best offensive big men in the league during his Minnesota days. Love, who had strengths in shooting and rebounding skills, has been selected as an All-Star five times and made two All-NBA teams throughout his career, averaging 26.1 points and 12.5 rebounds in the 2013-2014 season.
After leaving Minnesota for Cleveland, he formed the Big 3 with LeBron James and Kyrie Irving. Cleveland, with its mighty trio, advanced to the Finals for the fourth year in a row and even won the championship in 2016.
After Irving and Lebron left Cleveland in turn, Love stayed with the team by signing an extension. However, Love, who could not play often due to his injury, could not live up to the team’s expectations as he came to the point of aging. He gave up his starting job last season and changed his position to a sixth man.
Still, Love, who was active as the core of the Cleveland bench last season, but this season, the downward trend was clearer. Love, whose efficiency plummeted, reduced his average playing time to 20.0 minutes and scored only 8.5 points. 안전놀이터
In addition, his defensive weaknesses were evident, so it was difficult for Cleveland Rossunlove to continue to be used. In the end, Love was out of the rotation after the game against New York on January 25th. He is Love, who has not played in over 20 days.
Love, whose position in the team was narrowed, decided to seek a new team through buyout. Aging is evident, but he’s still an experienced veteran to look out for in his 3-point shooting and rebounding.
In addition to Love, there are many notable names in the current buyout market, such as Russell Westbrook. Where will the love on the market go?