Kevin Love has been the definition of loyal for years now, spending nine seasons with the Cleveland Cavaliers and sticking with them through the most amazing highs and the most amazing lows.
When it was announced last week that the team was parting ways with Love, people wondered what he’d do next.
Would he retire after 14 years in the league or would another team in the Association sign the five-time All-Star?
After clearing waivers, Kevin Love plans to sign with the Miami Heat, his agent Jeff Schwartz of @Excelbasketball tells ESPN. pic.twitter.com/c1Ff4tLfKP
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 19, 2023
After just a few days on the market, Love has made plans to sign with the Miami Heat.
The veteran star will bring a lot to this Heat team.
For the 2022-23 season, he is averaging 8.5 points, 6.8 rebounds, and 1.9 assists.
The 34-year-old big man was only playing for about 20 minutes a game before being benched in Cleveland and wholly accepted his bench player role.
Instead of lighting up the scoreboard, Love has instead focused on mentoring young players and using his experience to bring guidance to the floor.
Speaking of experience, Love has plenty of it – and has received tons of praise too.
He is a champion from the 2016 Cavaliers team and is also a two-time All-NBA player.
As well, he was the 2010-11 rebound champ and earned the Most Improved Player of the Year award that season.
The Heat won’t rely on Love as a starter but he will still bring a lot to the bench and could greatly improve the team’s chances in the months ahead.
Miami was on a rocky road for a while but things have been looking better for them lately.
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