Love gets Miami, Richardson, Bryant in free agency
According to reporter Ira Winderman of 『South Florida Sun Sentinel』, on the 1st (hereafter Korean time), Miami announced that Kevin Love (forward-center, 203 cm, 114 kg) had renewed his contract.
Miami agreed to a two-year, $3.7 million contract with Love. A player option is included in the final year of the contract. Reporter Shams Charania of 오래된토토사이트『The Athletic』 announced that Miami had signed Josh Richardson (guard, 198cm, 91kg) for a two-year minimum salary with a player option.
A contract with Miami and Love was expected. This is because the atmosphere of the team changed drastically after Love joined Miami. As a result, more than adding a big man who can be used for the inside power immediately, it played a significant role in positively flowing the team’s airflow. As much as Love could challenge for the championship in Miami, it seems that he put more weight on staying.
He played last season with the Cleveland Cavaliers and Miami. In 62 games, he averaged 8.2 points (.389 .334 .879), 6.4 rebounds and 1.9 assists in 20 minutes per game. After the trade deadline, he terminated his contract with Cleveland. He then headed south to the sea. In Miami, he mainly started out as the main power forward. He helped the team advance to the playoffs and win the Eastern Conference.
Richardson returns to Miami. After starting his NBA career in Miami, he went through the Philadelphia 76ers, Dallas Mavericks, Boston Celtics, San Antonio Spurs, and New Orleans Pelicans. Last season he was traded from San Antonio to New Orleans. Last season, he posted 10.1 points (.431 .365 .852), 2.7 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 1.1 steals while playing an average of 23.5 minutes in 65 games.
In Miami, the lowest-paid players performed more than expected in the last playoffs. A breakup was expected this time. Gabe Vincent (Lakers) and Max Strauss (Cleveland) have already transferred. The trade freed Victor Oladipo (Oklahoma City) from his contract and secured room in the salary cap. This provided an opportunity for additional external recruitment.
Afterwards, Miami even had a backup center. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnalowski reported that Miami had signed a contract with Thomas Bryant (center-forward, 208cm, 112kg). Miami gave Bryant a two-year, $5.4 million contract. A player option is included in the final year of the contract. With the addition of Bryant, Miami solidly filled the inside power.
Bryant signed with the Los Angeles Lakers last summer. Expectations were raised that he would play a role as a starting center for the Lakers. However, manager Davin Hamm used him as a backup center. Hoping for a bigger role, he was traded to the Denver Nuggets during the season. But Denver had Nikola Jokic, so he couldn’t play properly. This time I moved to Miami.
He appeared in 59 games for the Lakers and Denver last season. He posted 9.8 points (.623 .441 .738) and 5.7 rebounds in 18.3 minutes per game. He started as a starter in 26 of those games, but mostly with the Lakers. His role was greatly reduced as he rather requested a trade and was sent to Denver. He instead made his first playoff run and picked up a championship ring. However, he barely played in the playoffs.
When Miami added Bryant, they built up the power behind the goal leading to Adebayo and Bryant. To this, he added Love to build a stable inside rotation throughout the 48 minutes. While Bryant can play his part from inside, Love is equipped with an outside shot, so he can come out in a variety of configurations depending on the opponent.
According to reporter Ira Winderman of 『South Florida Sun Sentinel』, on the 1st (hereafter Korean time), Miami announced that Kevin Love (forward-center, 203 cm, 114 kg) had renewed his contract. Miami agreed to a two-year, $3.7 million contract with Love. A player option is included in the final year of the contract. Reporter Shams Charania of 오래된토토사이트『The…