Kevin Love inks extension with Cleveland Cavaliers

According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and Brain Windhorst, and’s Joe Vardon, the Cleveland Cavaliers and KevinLove have agreed on a four-year $120 million extension.

Love had this to say about the deal and remaining a Cavalier:

When I first came to Cleveland, I came with a long-term mindset. I came here to win. We developed a culture here that reflects that. I’m super excited and I couldn’t be happier. It’s a big commitment for me and it’s a big commitment from the Cavaliers, so I want to thank Dan Gilbert, Koby Altman and the entire organization. I enjoy playing here, I’m excited about the team that we have and look forward to our future together. Cleveland fans have been special from day one and I’m also looking forward to continuing to be a part of this great community.

Cavaliers General Manager Koby Autman was quite pleased with getting this deal done:

We are very excited to announce Kevin’s long-term commitment to the Cavaliers and Cleveland. This quickly became a partnership the second we began these discussions. Collaboration and winning matter greatly to Kevin and that was reflected in this extension. Kevin’s talent and character are both at a very high level and he has earned his role at the center of what we want to do moving forward. As a five-time All-Star and NBA Champion, Kevin has a special understanding of exactly what success and winning require. – Cavs GM Koby Altman

Love averaged 17.6 and 9.3 rebounds last season despite being severely underutilized. He was an All-Star for the second consecutive season but was unable to participate in the game due to a broken bone in his hand.

In his time in Cleveland, Love has played in 271 games and averaged 17.1ppg and 10 rpg.

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