It’s desperate times for the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Kyrie Irving left, LeBron James left, and now they’re left with Kevin Love. So what does one do when your two biggest stars are gone, and no quality free-agents in sight? You sign Kevin Love to a four-year, $120M contract extension.
There are worse things. Kevin Love is still worth the money, statistically at least. In 59 games last season, Love averaged 17.6 points, 9.3 total rebounds, and 1.7 assists per game. Not bad for a player in his 10th season in the NBA.
Unfortunately, that won’t equate to wins in Cleveland. Despite his clear ability to stand out on the court, Love is not a player who can carry a team on his own. Prior to joining LeBron and the Cavs in 2015, Love had never been a part of a winning team.
So if you’re a Cleveland fan, buckle down; you’re in this for the long haul.