Long before it became official, the Kevin Love trade seemed like a foregone conclusion. There was even talk of a handshake deal on a five-year extension.

Love was introduced as the newest member of the Cleveland Cavaliers at a Tuesday press conference, and (smartly) says contract talks have not yet begun. Per ESPN:

“LeBron (James) signed to come back and a few hours later he called me and I said ‘I’m in,’ ” Love said. “That had a lot to do with my decision. It means a lot to be a part of this organization … everything in my entire life for the last six years had led me up to this opportunity.”

 

… Love said Tuesday he currently has no plans to sign an extension with the Cavs. Love signed a four-year, $61 million extension in 2012, but the 2016-17 season, worth $16.7 million, is a player option. Love is also not planning to pick up that option either and will play out the final year of his contract with the Cavs.

 

“[An extension] hasn’t been talked about,” Love said. “I’m committed to this team and committed long term to the end goal, which is to win a championship.”