With Kevin Love's decision to opt out of the final year of his contract and become an unrestricted free agent, the Cleveland Cavaliers will now be in a position where retaining the All-Star power forward is a top priority. If Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports is to be believed, the Cavs are in a strong position.
It makes sense. Kevin Love has consistently said that he plans on being a Cleveland Cavalier in the future, and has spoken warmly about Cleveland and the fans. He consistently got huge ovations at Cavs games after his season-ending injury. The Cavs can offer him the most money, and the most longterm security. They can also promise that LeBron James and Kyrie Irving will be around.
Cleveland remains the frontrunner to sign Love to a five-year, $100M-plus extension, but Love could be willing to hear out Celtics, Lakers.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) June 24, 2015
So Cleveland has the advantage going into things. Love has previously said that he isn't interested in the Lakers, but things can change. Boston can offer the chance to be The Man, but they certainly will struggle to give him a supporting cast that matches what's in Cleveland. So far, so good.