End of An Era: Kevin Love Released From The Cavs

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Kevin Love has been synonymous with the Cleveland Cavaliers. The longtime NBA forward has spent the last 9 seasons with the Cavs, helping them win the 2016 Championship.

However his days in Cleveland are now over.

The team coming to a buy-out agreement with Love that now has the 15-year veteran looking for the next place to call home.


The Cavs bought out the remaining part of Love’s four-year, $120.4 million deal he had with Cleveland.

The seasoned veteran and five-time All-Star has had a rough stretch this year. He has played in 41 games but only started in three of those this season. Love is averaging just 20 minutes a game – a career low, as well as a career-worst 8.5 points and 6.8 rebounds.

The writing was on the court as they say, as Love was benched earlier this week making rumors of a potential buy out becoming a reality.

Kevin Love’s contract was bought out by the Cleveland Cavaliers. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Cavs coach J.B. Bickerstaff told reporters that he is opting for a smaller rotation and discussed the difficulties of trying to work Love onto the court. “We tried the small minutes, but to get guys burn, I just didn’t like the way that it looked, and guys couldn’t catch a rhythm,” Bickerstaff said.

Both the Miami Heat and Philadelphia 76ers are rumored to be interested in pursuing Love now that he’s a free agent.

The Cavaliers are currently in 4th place in the Eastern Conference and are 38-23.

Written by Mike Gunzelman

Mike “Gunz” Gunzelman has been involved in the sports and media industry for over a decade. He’s also a risk taker - the first time he ever had sushi was from a Duane Reade in Penn Station in NYC.

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