A lot has already been made of Kevin Love's future with the Cleveland Cavaliers and whether he'll be back next season. Tonight, Cavs GM David Griffin again stated that despite the belief amongst league executives that the Cavs won't keep Love this summer, the Cavs are planning to bring Love back.
"We're very much intending to bring him back to the extent that we're able to,' Griffin said during media availability at the conclusion of the NBA Draft.
The Cavs can offer Love a five-year max to Love on July 1, the day free agency opens. The max the Cavs can offer Love is a year longer and worth over $100 million. The Los Angeles Lakers, Houston Rockets and Boston Celtics are among the other teams reportedly invested in Love. The Cavs are the reported frontrunners to re-sign Love.
Love, who opted out of the last year of his contract earlier this week, has stated that he intends to return to Cleveland next season. In his first season with the Cavs, Love averaged 16.4 points and 9.7 rebounds per game. His season came to an untimely end when he tore his labrum during the Cavs' first round series vs. the Celtics.