Kevin Love has decided to remain with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Love broke the news via a first person essay in The Players Tribune. ESPN's Brian Windhorst reports Love will sign a five-year, $110 million deal.
Love was acquired by the Cavaliers last offseason in a trade with the Minnesota Timberwolves.
"I'm going back to Cleveland," wrote Love.
"After Game 1 of the NBA Finals, that’s when it really struck me. Sitting on the sidelines, I never wanted to play in a game more than that one. I had dreamed of playing in the NBA Finals and I just wanted to help my guys win. I couldn’t have been prouder of them as they poured their blood, sweat and tears onto the court.
"Yeah, of course I’ve heard the free agency rumors. But at the end of the day, and after meeting with my teammates (it turns out pools are great meeting places) and with the front office, it was clear Cleveland was the place for me. We’re all on the same page and we’re all in. We have unfinished business and now it’s time to get back to work."
Love will not have a no trade clause in his contract as he hasn't played four seasons with the Cavs and also doesn't yet have eight years of NBA service.