Report: Cavaliers sign Kevin Love to four-year extension

By Matt Johnson

While many expected the Cleveland Cavaliers to rebuild after LeBron James signed with the Los Angeles Lakers, it appears the franchise is set on building around a new star.

On Tuesday, the Cavaliers agreed to a four-year extension with power forward Kevin Love. The 29-year-old had two seasons left on his current deal (wht an opt out after next season), but will now be under contract for five seasons.

After the extension, the All-Star forward’s contract will pay him $145 million over the next five seasons.

The decision comes as a surprise given reports earlier this month that Cleveland was open to moving Love after LeBron left.

Now it seems the Cavaliers are prepared for a future centered around Love and point guard Collin Sexton, who the team drafted with the No. 8 overall pick. While the Cavaliers won’t achieve the same success they had with LeBron, Sexton and Love should help this team stay competitive in the Eastern Conference.