Cleveland Cavaliers

Report: Kevin Love not interested in negotiating buyout with the Cleveland Cavaliers

Kevin Love isn't interested in negotiating a buyout with the Cleveland Cavaliers, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported on Saturday.

"There have been no talks with Cleveland on a buyout, nor is there any interest from Kevin in doing a buyout," Love's agent Jeff Schwartz told ESPN.

A calf injury limited Love to 25 games with the Cavaliers in the 2020-21 season. He posted averages of 12.2 points, 7.4 rebounds and 2.5 assists in a career-low 24.9 minutes per game.

The Cavaliers have been active this offseason. Not only did they select big man Evan Mobley with the No. 3 pick in the 2021 NBA Draft, but they signed center Jarrett Allen to a five-year, $100 million contract and will reportedly acquire forward Lauri Markkanen from the Chicago Bulls in a sign-and-trade.

As noted by Wojnarowski, those moves could impact Love's minutes moving forward.

Love has two more years remaining on his current contract. He's on the books for $31.3 million in 2021-22 and $28.9 million in 2022-23.

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