Am leaving: Kevin Love has just completed his second season with the Miami Heat and can no longer extend his contract with the miami heat due to..

Kevin Love has just completed his second season with the Miami Heat.

The former UCLA standout remains a valuable role player, finishing the regular season with averages of 8.8 points, 6.1 rebounds, and 2.1 assists per game, shooting 44.0% from the field and 34.4% from three-point range over 55 games.

This summer, Love faces a decision on a $4 million player option for the 2024-25 season.

If he opts out, he will become a free agent eligible to sign with any NBA team.

On April 14, 2024, Miami Heat forward Kevin Love (42) warmed up before the game against the Toronto Raptors at Kaseya Center. Mandatory Credit: Jim Rassol-USA TODAY Sports / Jim Rassol-USA TODAY Sports

Selected fifth in the 2008 NBA Draft, Love has had a career worthy of Hall of Fame consideration.

In addition to the Heat, he has played for the Cleveland Cavaliers and Minnesota Timberwolves over his 16 seasons in the league.

His career averages include 16.5 points, 10.1 rebounds, and 2.3 assists per game, with shooting percentages of 43.9% from the field and 36.9% from three-point range across 929 regular season games.

Love has also participated in 88 NBA playoff games and was instrumental in the Cavaliers’ 2016 NBA Championship victory over Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors.

On June 19, 2016, in Oakland, CA, Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love (0) spoke with Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) after the 93-89 win in game seven of the NBA Finals at Oracle Arena. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports / Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

The Heat concluded the season as the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference with a 46-36 record.

They were defeated by Jayson Tatum and the Boston Celtics in the first round of the NBA playoffs in five games.

Love played in all five games, averaging 1.8 points and 2.8 rebounds per contest.

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