Heat big Kevin Love reveals true feelings on Miami signing
Kevin Love is now a Miami Heat, and positive sufficient, the veteran ahead is happy to hitch the franchise and doubtlessly contend within the playoffs this 2022-23 season.
Love reached a buyout with the Cleveland Cavaliers after he misplaced his spot on the rotation, and the Heat shortly moved to scoop him in a bid to bolster their frontcourt depth behind Bam Adebayo. The previous All-Star arrived in Miami on Monday and instantly started working, with the staff posting a video of Love doing a little capturing drills.
Upon his arrival, Love additionally talked about becoming a member of the Heat, sharing that it’s actually “particular” for him to have the ability to swimsuit up for the historic ball membership.
“Yeah, it’s the third chapter. Being a part of the Miami Heat is a particular factor, man. So, all I care about is successful, man. Excited to be part of this and to know lots of guys on the staff. Clearly [I] know Pat [Riley], Andy [Elisberg], Coach Spo, whole teaching workers. Excited, able to get on the ground,” Love stated.
“Heat Nation, I’m excited. I do know we get again to work Friday. [I’ll be] within the fitness center as of tonight. Let’s go.”
Whereas Kevin Love is now not the identical participant he was once–a strolling double-double who has a knack for dominating the glass–he stays a serviceable big man who can explode any time. He had a fantastic begin with the Cavs this season, even having a five-game stretch the place he averaged 17.0 factors and seven.8 rebounds.
If he can replicate with the Heat that earlier success he had, Miami will certainly even be extra harmful.
For what it’s price, he’s not the one one ecstatic in regards to the partnership, with Bam Adebayo equally hyped as properly.
“It’s thrilling. We’ve received contemporary legs on the staff. We’ve received a man like Kevin Love, who has been by means of these wars, got here again from 3-1 (with the Cavs towards Golden Warriors within the 2016 NBA Finals). You’ve received a battle-tested man like that who has gained. It’s big for us,” Adebayo stated of Love’s arrival.