Kevin Love will have multiple suitors after the five time All-Star and the Cleveland Cavaliers agreed to a buyout.
The Miami Heat have emerged as the leading candidates to land Love, but the NBA champion will also speak with the Philadelphia 76ers before making a decision, according to a report from ESPN.
love and the cavs finished buying out his contract on Saturday morning, according to the report.
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Love is in the final year of his contract, which pays him $31.2 million this year, but the veteran has dropped out of Cleveland’s rotation and hasn’t appeared in the Cavs’ last 12 games.
Love, who has been with the Cavaliers for the past nine seasons, was a member of the 2016 NBA Champion Team in Cleveland.
In his career, he has averaged 17.2 points, 10.5 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game, but his numbers have dropped significantly this season.
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In 20 minutes per game, Love has averaged just 8.5 points and 6.5 rebounds per game.
Cleveland has been revitalized since acquiring four times All-Star Donovan Mitchell in the offseason for the Utah Jazz.
The Cavs head into the NBA All-Star break in fourth place in the Eastern Conference with a 38-23 record.
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Miami will head into the second half of the NBA season in seventh place in the East at 32-27, which would qualify them for the NBA entry tournament.
«We have 23 to go to get to where we need to be,» Heat star Jimmy Butler he said after losing to the Brooklyn Nets before halftime. «It’s about being healthy, which is what it’s going to do for us going into this break, going out hitting for the fences the right way.»
Associated Press contributed to this report.