As the Inquisitr reported last week, Kevin Love opted-out of his contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers in order to sign for more money, be it with the Cavs, or any one of the other 29 NBA teams. The Los Angeles Lakers were rumored to be the team Kevin would head to if he spurned Cleveland, but today, on the first day of free agency, Love has decided he will stick with the team that traded for him last season, re-signing with Cleveland for five-years, and $110 million, according to ESPN.
Here are some immediate reactions from Twitter regarding Love.
Kevin Love speaks… pic.twitter.com/dsalePqQxx
— Espn is A Whore (@BuckeyesGirl33) July 1, 2015
Today’s decision tells you a lot about the character of Kevin Love. He told us all year, yet national media had us second guessing. #cavs
— Eric (@illstr8r) July 1, 2015
I’m glad Kevin Love is staying with Cleveland. He’s going to have much bigger seasons than 14-15, count on that. — Jake Smith (@jsmizzyy) July 1, 2015
kevin love took a long term deal for the security. he knows his body is brittle.
— Brandon Tuck (@theBRANDtuck) July 1, 2015
Kevin Love paid? Yup. Tristan paid? Yup. Draymond Green? Nope!
— Zigstian Grey (@ZiggyOfAk) July 1, 2015
In a deal many might consider surprising, former Dallas Mavericks center and Team USA gold medalist Tyson Chandler has signed a four-year, $52 million deal with the Phoenix Suns. The Suns just also recently re-signed guard Brandon Knight to a five-year, $70 million contract.
Here are some immediate reactions regarding Chandler.
A key wrinkle: Aldridge’s strong preference to play PF rather than C no secret. Tyson in Phx checks that box – http://t.co/O18yuBe3Tw
— Sam Amick (@sam_amick) July 1, 2015
Alex Len just turned 22, Tyson Chandler is 32. Len showed flashes of greatness, just needs development. Chandler is perfect. #Suns
— Steve Benko (@SteveBenko) July 1, 2015
Tyson Chandler to Phoenix for a 4yr/$52M deal.
— NBA 24/7 (@NBAAllDay41) July 1, 2015
Tyson Chandler? 4 more years $52 mil? What?
— Doug Gottlieb (@GottliebShow) July 1, 2015
Breaking: The Suns sign Tyson Chandler 4y/50M Thank you for holding down the paint last year! Good luck in Phoenix. pic.twitter.com/wsW2c2BRFK
— Mavs Nation (@Mavs_FFL) July 1, 2015
Tyson Chandler will play until he is 40 now.
— Hardwood Paroxysm (@HPbasketball) July 1, 2015
“Can you keep me healthy? OK, done.” – Tyson Chandler/Suns negotiations
— Sean Highkin (@highkin) July 1, 2015
With Tyson Chandler going to the Suns, you wonder about the Mavs interest in Eric Bledsoe who is reportedly available.
— Michael Lark (@Michael_Lark) July 1, 2015
Pretty surprised to see Tyson Chandler to Phoenix. I was impressed with Alex Len last season.
— NBA Legion (@MySportsLegion) July 1, 2015
In yet another big move, the Chicago Bulls have re-signed guard Jimmy Butler to a five-year, $90 million deal. This move comes after the Bulls re-signed shooter Mike Dunleavy to a three-year, $15 million contract earlier today.
Once the Cavaliers re-sign LeBron James, the team will have a core three of James, Love, and Kyrie Irving leading them on the court for years to come. Had Love and Irving not gotten injured during this year’s playoffs run, the Golden State Warriors might not be the 2014-15 NBA Finals champs.
Chandler joins Knight and Eric Bledsoe in what Phoenix may want to call their “big three,” but do you think the signing of the seven-foot center is enough to get the Phoenix squad over the hump?
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