Cavs’ Kevin Love on His Future: “I Do Want To Be Here. I Always Have”

Kevin Love. Photo by Ezra Acayan/REX/Shutterstock

It’s safe to say that Cleveland Cavaliers will not be competitive anytime soon, given the fact that they are in complete rebuild mode. But it seems like this won’t get Cavs’ five-time All-Star Kevin Love to lose faith in his team and starts searching a way out.

Although Love has been a subject of numerous trade rumors in recent months, which link him with championship-contending teams, the 31-year-old isn’t keen on leaving Cleveland.

“I do want to be here. I always have,” – said Love in an exclusive interview with cleveland.com. “I say that knowing it’s the NBA and it’s a business. I think especially after seeing last year, the summer leading up to last year and this summer, the changeover is like unprecedented so you don’t know what is going to happen.”

Love is aware of the talk about his future, but doesn’t intend to let that affect his commitment to the Cavs or the way he approaches the upcoming season.

“I know things come up, you would see certain things or people would ask me and I would just be like, ‘I don’t know. I don’t have a call. Nobody has been having this conversation with me.’ Until that time comes just keep my head down and keep moving.” – he added.

After LeBron James’ departure, Cleveland Cavaliers decided to sign Kevin Love to a four-year, $120 million extension in order to remain competitive in the East. Love, however, managed to play only 22 games, in which he averaged 17.0 points and 10.9 rebounds, as he struggled with a foot injury. This led Cleveland to rethink their strategy and give the opportunity to younger players, which resulted in a third-worst record in the league last season.