When (Kevin) Love signed a five-year contract with the Cavaliers before last season, he was well-versed in the league’s economics and how the salary cap was poised to explode. Yet he still chose to sign a five-year deal that could be worth $110 million, rather than sign a one-year contract with a one-year player option that would’ve set him up to sign a $150 million deal before this season.
“I have thought about it, of course. But I don’t regret anything,” Love said. “Everybody in my position did the same thing when you look at [LaMarcus] Aldridge, DeAndre [Jordan] and Marc Gasol. Players like that who are max players went ahead and signed [long term].”
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