According to ESPN, sources have reported that Cavaliers forward Kevin Love has decided to opt out of the final year of his contract and become a free agent. He officially becomes a free agent July 1st.
Kevin Love was due to make $16.7M next season. With 2015-16 salary cap at about $67.1M, Love, by opting out, can start at $18.9M next season
Jeff Zillgitt (@JeffZillgitt) June 24, 2015
This was an expected move and although Cavaliers GM David Griffin has said that he anticipates Love returning to the Cavaliers, there are rumblings of Kevin heading to the Celtics.
Love was averaging 16.4 points and 9.7 rebounds in 75 games last season before separating his shoulder in the first round of the NBA Playoffs against the Boston Celtics..