But how long will Love’s tenure in Cleveland actually last?
Kevin Love has announced he is staying with the Cleveland Cavaliers – and he is reportedly getting a nine-figure deal.
“I did want to sit down with LeBron and just lay everything out there on the table”, Love said in a Sirius XM Mad Dog Radio interview with The Players’ Tribune. The Cavs likely will sign James to a deal for around $25 million and he could have an opt out again for next summer to take advantage of the salary cap.
The 6-foot-5, 220-pound Shumpert is projected to be the Cavs starting shooting guard.
Chandler will get his in Phoenix, taking $52 million over four years to leave Dallas, while Atlanta’s DeMarre Carroll agreed to a deal with Toronto for $60 million over four years. The Grizzlies used their full midlevel exception – three years and about $18 million – to land the 6-foot-10 forward.
Shumpert arrived in a midseason trade from the New York Knicks along with J.R. Smith and helped turn Cleveland into a legitimate contender.
Love stated in the past that his plan is to be in Cleveland next season.
“When he came back on the floor with his shoulder wrapped and knowing that he wasn’t at 100 percent, which is his body out there, and still competing, it means everything to the team“, James said. Ex- Cavs PG Mo Williams is also wanting to return to the team, as reported by sources.
“I LUV that the players are bank rolling, capitalize and seize the moment”, National Basteball Association Hall of Fame guard and television analyst Reggie Miller wrote on Twitter. I couldnt have been prouder of them as they poured their blood, sweat and tears onto the court. They heard whispers of Love wanting to play on the west coast all season. With more time in the system, Love should get more comfortable and fit in more seamlessly.
The move might not make sense from competitive standpoint, because, with a deep Western Conference, it’s harder to advance to the National Basteball Association Finals. He averaged 16.4 points and 9.7 rebounds per game with the Cavs this season.
Irving was injured in Game 1 of the National Basteball Association Finals, and James carried the Cavaliers the rest of the way, a six-game loss to the Golden State Warriors in the National Basteball Association Finals. Hes expected to be ready for the start of training camp.
Thompson, 24, played the final year of his contract for $4.06 million, turning down an offer for about $50 million over five years. That way, he could have cashed in when the salary cap rises in 2016.
Love was pictured in a poolside meeting with LeBron James in Los Angeles June 30.