Is Kevin Love Really Going To Leave LeBron James & The Cavaliers This Summer?
Kevin Love‘s 2014-15 NBA season didn’t end the way he wanted it to end. During the Cleveland Cavaliers‘ first-round playoff series against the Boston Celtics, Love suffered a devastating shoulder injury that required surgery. As a result, the Cavs announced that he wouldn’t be able to play during the remainder of the postseason, and Love has had to sit on the sidelines while LeBron James has led Cleveland to the 2015 NBA Finals. It may result in him winning the first NBA title of his career. But if Love does get a ring, he won’t actually play a part in it, which will obviously be disappointing for him.
Will it force him to look for other opportunities this summer, though? Love is set to become a free agent in July. And according to Yahoo! Sports, he’s going to explore free agency and see what other teams are willing to give him. It doesn’t mean that he’s definitely going to leave Cleveland. But it does mean that, at the very least, Love is likely going to talk to teams like the Los Angeles Lakers about their interest in him.
“He’s got options,” Yahoo! Sports reporter Adrian Wojnarowski said earlier this week. “He could stay [in Cleveland] another year and go into free agency next year. But he’s had injuries, and he might just want to sign a four-year deal somewhere else.”
At the beginning of the season, the idea of Love leaving LeBron and Cleveland behind after just one season sounded absolutely ludicrous. After spending the start of his career with the Minnesota Timberwolves, he was finally running with a winning team. But now, Love finds himself in a weird place. He might win his first NBA title this summer. But he also might leave the team that he did it with behind.
Do you think Love should seriously consider leaving the Cavaliers? Or would it be a bad business decision on his part to leave Cleveland after just one season?