CLEVELAND- Kevin Love announced on Wednesday that he will be back with the Cleveland Cavaliers next season.
“I’m going back to Cleveland,” Love wrote in an article called “Unfinished Business” on The Players’ Tribune.
Love suffered a season-ending shoulder injury at the hands of Celtics’ Kelly Olynyk during the first round of the playoffs.
“After Game 1 of the NBA Finals, that’s when it really struck me. Sitting on the sidelines, I never wanted to play in a game more than that one. I had dreamed of playing in the NBA Finals and I just wanted to help my guys win,” Love wrote. “I couldn’t have been prouder of them as they poured their blood, sweat and tears onto the court.”
The power forward opted out of his contract with the Cavs just days ago and officially became a free agent on Wednesday. ESPN’s Brian Windhorst is reporting Love accepted a five-year, $110 million contract extension.
“…At the end of the day, and after meeting with my teammates (it turns out pools are great meeting places) and with the front office, it was clear Cleveland was the place for me,” Love said.