Miami HEAT Secures Kevin Love For Another Season: Boosting Roster For NBA Success


Photo: Instagram/Kevin Love

Kevin Love has officially been re-signed by the Miami HEAT, the team announced today. The specifics of the contract remain undisclosed, following the club's policy.

Love, a five-time All-Star and a champion in 2016, spent the previous season playing for both the HEAT and the Cleveland Cavaliers. He participated in 62 games, starting 20 of them, and averaged 8.2 points, 6.4 rebounds, and 1.9 assists in approximately 20 minutes per game.

Notably, Love drew the second-most charges in the NBA, with a total of 33. During his time with the HEAT, Love started in 35 out of 41 games, including 18 playoff matches that propelled the team to the NBA Finals.

Photo: Instagram/Kevin Love

His defensive prowess was evident as he drew a total of 16 charges in just 21 regular-season games, tying for the team lead. Love continued to excel in the postseason, contributing an additional five charges.

Notable highlights include his 18-point and eight-rebound performance in Game 1 of the HEAT's First Round road victory against the Milwaukee Bucks on April 16. In the series-clinching game on April 26, Love achieved a double-double with 15 points and 12 rebounds.

Throughout the playoffs, he displayed remarkable accuracy, shooting 37.5 percent from beyond the arc and only missing two free throws out of 16 attempts. Before joining the HEAT, Love showcased his skills with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

On November 4, he made history by recording 21 points, 10 assists, and eight rebounds off the bench in just 23 minutes and 26 seconds of play. This accomplishment marked the fewest minutes played by any reserve in NBA history during the shot clock era (1954).

Over his impressive 15-year NBA career, Love has maintained strong averages of 16.9 points, 10.4 rebounds, and 2.3 assists per game, while shooting 43.9 percent from the field. He has been consistently proficient from three-point range, hitting 37 percent of his shots, and has a stellar free-throw percentage of 83.

Love stands as one of only four players in NBA history to shoot over 35 percent from three-point range while maintaining an average of at least 10 rebounds per game throughout their career.

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Source: NBA


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