Kevin Love says he won’t opt out this summer

Kevin Love has been continously linked to the Los Angeles Lakers after the past few years.

First there were the trade rumors – would the Lakers pull off a deal for the L.A. native? – and then came the free agency whispers – was Love planning to opt out of his deal this summer in order to sign with the purple and gold? – though nothing has come to fruition and the All-Star forward is still a member of the Cleveland Cavaliers.

And it looks like things might stay that way for a while.

Surprisingly, despite the Cavaliers’ struggles this season and the opportunity for a larger deal at the season’s end, Love says he doesn’t intend to opt out of his contract this summer.

“I think that we will figure it out here, so I don’t plan on opting out or any of that,” Love told “I plan on being here. As far as leaving my options open, I mean sure, it’s always there. At the end of the day, it’s always good to have something but no, I plan on being here … I’ve said all along that I plan on being a Cavalier long-term.”

Of course, a lot of things can change between now and the summer months, though as of right now it looks like Love is staying put in Ohio for the foreseeable future.

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