Kevin Love Set to Join Cleveland Cavaliers

Kevin Love has been welcomed by the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Cavs finally introduced him yesterday after acquiring him in a three-team trade with the Minnesota Timberwolves and Philadelphia 76ers Saturday.  He has a legitimate shot of finally making the playoffs this upcoming season, after missing out on them the past six years playing for Minnesota.  He will come to Cleveland and form a new “Big Three” with LeBron James and Kyrie Irving that will make the Cavaliers a favorite in the Eastern Conference. “Kevin joining the Cavaliers represents a very special and unique opportunity for our team. At only 25, Kevin has already firmly established himself as one the NBA’s elite players and his talent, versatility and fit are major parts of our team’s vision for success,” Cleveland GM David Griffin said in a statement.
With a revamped roster this season, Love is aware of the damage this team can do and made it known at his press conference that he plans to stay for the long haul.  “I’m committed to this team, committed long term to the end goal and that’s to win championships,” he said.The name in front of his jersey will not be the only thing changing for Love.  In 1977 the Cavs retired the No. 42 to Nate Thurmond so he will be switching to No. 0 after six years. “I thought this was a chance to start fresh,” Love said, “and pick a new number that would suit me. I just decided that 0 was the right fit for me.” It will be take time for the Cavs to come together as a team and play the brand of basketball everyone expects, but Love is intrigued by the additions the team made this off-season and cannot wait for the new season to begin. “We know LeBron is the focal point,” Love said, “But we have a lot of damn good players.”

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