There have been rumors that the Miami Heat are interested in signing veteran power forward Kevin Love. But now we have big news Kevin Love is now a member of the Miami Heat, and sure enough, the veteran forward is excited to join the franchise and potentially contend in the playoffs this 2022-23 season.
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First and foremost, Love would bring a wealth of experience and talent to the Heat. He’s a five-time NBA All-Star and won an NBA championship with the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2016. Love is known for his strong rebounding ability and his ability to stretch the floor with his three-point shooting. His scoring and leadership would be valuable assets for the Heat.
However, there are some potential downsides to signing Love. He has dealt with injury issues over the past few seasons, which could limit his availability on the court. Additionally, he is owed a significant amount of money over the next two seasons, which could impact the Heat’s salary cap flexibility.
The 15-year NBA veteran has career averages of 17.2 points, 10.5 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 30.4 minutes while shooting 43.9 percent from the field, 37.2 percent from three-point range and 83 percent from the foul line.
After nine seasons in Cleveland, he leaves the Cavaliers among the all-time leaders in field goals made second, defensive rebounds third, total rebounds sixth, free throws made eighth, rebounds per game eighth, points ninth and field goals made 10th. Upon his arrival, Love also talked about joining the Heat, sharing that it’s really “special” for him to be able to suit up for the historic ball club.
“Yeah, it’s the third chapter. Being part of the Miami Heat is a special thing, man. So, all I care about is winning, man. Excited to be a part of this and to know a lot of guys on the team. Obviously I know Pat Riley, Andy Elisberg, Coach Spo, entire coaching staff. Excited, ready to get on the floor, Heat Nation, I’m excited. I know we get back to work Friday. I’ll be in the gym as of tonight. Let’s go.”
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