It appears the
Love, who was set to make $16.7 million next season, informed Cavaliers General Manager David Griffin of his decision Wednesday, the Associated Press reported. Griffin told reporters last week he expected Love and James to opt out of their deals this summer, and also said he expected both of them to re-sign with the Cavaliers.
Love, 26, was acquired by Cleveland last summer in a trade with the
Speaking to reporters on May 31, Love responded, "Yes, sir," when asked if he will be playing for the Cavaliers next season.
''I truly haven't even thought about it, but as I mentioned, I expect to be suiting up by Game 1 of next year,'' Love said.
Love's season came to an early end when he suffered a dislocated left shoulder during the Cavaliers' opening playoff series against the
Love said he didn't have a problem with James' tweet, but he later admitted he wasn't "best friends" with James.
One of the
The Associated Press contributed to this report.