it's basically that.I’m sure Kevin won’t mind not playing while still getting his gold. He’s been okay with it for 3 years. Ideal, really.
Also, I didn’t read the article
He would recoup some or all of that money signing with a new team of his choosing to chase a ring while riding a bike in the tunnel.
Love can sit at the end of the bench, pouting and counting his millions, for all I care. He’s the poster child for why contracts shouldn’t be guaranteed IMO. Of course the owners will never get the union to agree to that.The way I see it...if Love wants out, he'll have to give up something....negotiation (I know you know this). Otherwise, he is more than welcome to sit on his ass for two years.
I'm absolutely done with him atm...but he can salvage his reputation. That is on him 100%....and if he wants to join some buddies elsewhere...he damn sure better agree to something more than a $5 mil haircut.
Why would any team who watched him play late last season or in the Olympic exhibitions pay him MLE? He sucked.Obviously Love is a shit contract at $30M/year --- but there are a lot of teams with MLE's out there - and somebody would give him MLE-type money.
He's a former multi-time All-star who has been injured the past two seasons. In 2019-2020, he was still pretty efficient (by every available metric) when he played.
Now - if he decides he has to go to a specific team (Lakers/Nets etc.) -- then yes, he is only getting Vet min. Lots of players are making that choice. If he decides he wants to play for a playoff team, then he can get MLE.
Why would any team who watched him play late last season or in the Olympic exhibitions pay him MLE? He sucked.
If he could actually get the MLE he'd take the buyout with the discount and be gone like your last paycheck.
Exactly. If he had any interest in getting back in shape and playing ball with a contender he would take a $12-15 mil buyout like Kemba just did. Unfortunately Kevin seems happy enough living his best life.. he wouldn't even try to get in shape when given the opportunity to represent the country in the Olympics. That pretty much tells ya all you need to know about current KLove.If Loves cares one bit about still playing basketball he'll be very willing to give back 12 million. He'll get at least half of that back plus he gets to choose who to play with. Just not sure he's cares about the game anymore.