Kevin Love is heading into the 2018-19 season in a situation that he hasn’t found himself in for quite some time. Following the departure of LeBron James for the Los Angeles Lakers, the Cleveland Cavaliers are viewing Love as their centerpiece. He is the player that the offense will run through.
To prove that point even further, the Cavaliers recently signed Love to a four-year extension worth $120 million. That deal alone shows that Cleveland plans to build around Love moving forward.
Over the past few seasons alongside James, Love has become a stretch power forward and not much more. He has been viewed as a complimentary piece. It has made quite a few fans forget about how good he was during his time as the face of the Minnesota Timberwolves’ franchise.
Last season with the Cavaliers, Love had an up-and-down season, to say the least. He averaged 17.6 points per game to go along with 9.3 rebounds. Love shot 45.8 percent from the field and knocked down 41.5 percent of his attempts from beyond the three-point arc.
At 29 years old, Love is entering a new chapter of his career and will have big expectations to live up to. If the Cavaliers are going to remain in playoff contention, Love will need to get back to the superstar numbers that he put up in Minnesota.
All of that being said, what three goals need to be set for Love heading into the 2018-19 NBA season?
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