Kevin Love is going to remain a Cleveland Cavalier.
Love, who became a free agent just hours ago, announced via The Players Tribune that he was returning to the Cavs in a post titled 'Unfinished Business'. Love cited his experience of sitting on the sideline of Game 1 of the NBA Finals wanting to be out their with his teammates as part of the reason why he's returning. And according to ESPN's Brian Windhorst, Love is going to sign a five-year deal worth $110 million dollars with the Cavs.
Earlier today, it was reported that Love was taking a meeting this weekend with the Los Angeles Lakers and that the Lakers were a definite possibility.
Love's first season was cut short by a shoulder injury suffered during the first round of the playoffs. There was also near constant chatter that Love wasn't happy in Cleveland and was going to walk this summer. The Lakers, Portland Trail Blazers and Boston Celtics were the teams expected to heavily pursue Love on the open market. Signing a long-term deal quashes all of that chatter.