The Cavaliers are still playing professional basketball and the season is guaranteed to end after their final game, regardless of who wins. After that, the Cavaliers will be waiting on Kevin Love’s decision whether he will opt in to the final year of his contract and become a free agent in 2016 or become a free agent this summer. according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports, Kevin Love will be willing to look at the Lakers if he were to opt out which seems like a no-brainer after his injury. Better to lock in a long term deal now than wait and maybe lose value next summer.
Yet, if he waits for next summer he can take advantage of the salary cap bump from the TV deal and make more money. Going to the Lakers, Kevin Love would be joining a team that might not have done much last season, but has money and players coming in to help them in what might be Kobe Bryant’s final season. The Lakers could possibly land Kevin Love and Rajon Rondo on discount to add to Julius Randle, their number one pick last year that was injured and whoever they choose at number two this year along with a returning Kobe Bryant.
That team actually seems like they would be pretty good. So if Love takes a look at the Lakers he may like what he sees and want to start fresh in LA where he can be the face of the franchise for the next four or five years or he can stay with Lebron in the east and probably make the NBA Finals on a yearly basis. Love has until the end of June to inform the Cavs on his decision whether to opt out.