Kevin Love is returning the the Cleveland Cavaliers, sharing his announcement on The Player's Tribune. Love's "unfinished business" with the Cavaliers after watching his teammates from the sidelines through the playoffs is one of the reasons he says he'll be returning to Cleveland. Love will sign a five-year contract worth $110 million, reports Brian Windhorst of ESPN.
Rumors indicated the Los Angeles Lakers had lined up a meeting with Love, but it appears it was just that. The Cavaliers also reached a new agreement with restricted free agent Tristan Thompson, and appear to be bringing back a core that nearly won the NBA championship despite injuries to both Love and Kyrie Irving.
The Lakers have met with LaMarcus Aldridge and Greg Monroe, with a meeting set with DeAndre Jordan Wednesday evening. Los Angeles' plans past that are unclear, but free agency is moving at a rapid pace this summer. Several key free agents have already been locked in by teams, limiting the available talent pool quickly.
Here's what Love wrote about his return to the Cavaliers, via The Player's Tribune: