SIGNED: Kevin Love Finds A New Home After Buyout

He won't be teaming up with LeBron James as he once did, but newly-bought-out former NBA champion Kevin Love has decided to take his talents to South Beach.

Love will sign with the Miami Heat as soon as he clears waivers. 

The Heat emerged as a leading contender for Kevin Love's services almost as soon as it was evident that the Cleveland Cavaliers would be buying out the 15-year veteran. Love had spent nine years with the Cavs, and, along with LeBron, helped bring the first NBA championship to Cleveland in 2016. 

Love had recently been dropped from the Cavs' rotation but now the 34-year-old has a chance to regain his stroke in Miami. The Heat are in desperate need of size and shooting, and Love, if he gets back on track, provides both. Love is confident he'll get plenty of opportunity to play in Miami, which might not have been the case with other teams that were interested in adding him. 

Love has averaged 17.2 points and 10.5 rebounds in his career, along with 37.2% marksmanship from three-point range. This season in Cleveland, however, in 20 minutes per game, his renowned stroke was off a bit, as he was averaging just 8.5 points and 35% from distance.

The Heat had lost confidence this season in Duncan Robinson as a shooter off the bench, even before he went down with a hand injury. Love will likely take most of his backup minutes at the four.

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