Kevin Love

Miami Heat, Center
Age: 35-291d (Sep 07, 1988)
Exp: 16 Years
Country: US
College: California-Los Angeles
Drafted: Round 1 (#5 overall), 2008
Agent(s): Jeffrey A. Schwartz
2024-25 Cap Hit

$4,027,525

2024-25 Cash

$4,027,525

Career Earnings

$269,654,140

2023-2024 Free Agent (CURRENT)

Kevin Love signed a 2 year , $7,863,263 contract with the Miami Heat, including $7,863,263 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $3,931,632. In 2024-25, Love will earn a base salary of $4,027,525, while carrying a cap hit of $4,027,525 and a dead cap value of $4,027,525.
Contract Terms:
2 yr(s) / $7,863,263
Average Salary:
$3,931,632
GTD at Sign:
$7,863,263
Total GTD:
$7,863,263
Signed Using:
Non-Bird Rights
Free Agent:
2025 / UFA
Year Age Status Cap HitAnnual Cap % League Cap Luxury Tax Tax % League Tax Cash Annual Cash Cumulative
2023-24 35 $3,835,738 2.82% $3,835,738 2.32% $3,835,738 $3,835,738
2024-25 36
Player
$4,027,525 2.86% $4,027,525 2.35% $4,027,525 $7,863,263
2025-26 37
UFA
Year Age Status Base Salary Incentives Likely Incentives Unlikely Cap Hit Cap % League Cap Luxury Tax
2023-24 35 $3,835,738 - - $3,835,738 2.82% $3,835,738
2024-25 36
Player
$4,027,525 - - $4,027,525 2.86% $4,027,525
2025-26 37
UFA
Year Age Status Base Salary Cash Total Cash Cumulative AYC Cumulative AYC Remaining
2023-24 35 $3,835,738 $3,835,738 $3,835,738 $3,835,738 $3,931,632
2024-25 36
Player
$4,027,525 $4,027,525 $7,863,263 $3,931,632 $4,027,525
Contract Notes
  • 2024-25: Player Option (deadline 6/29/24)
Source: Spotrac

2022-2022 rest-of-season

Kevin Love signed a 1 year , $3,114,138 contract with the Miami Heat, including $3,114,138 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $3,114,138.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $3,114,138
Average Salary:
$3,114,138
GTD at Sign:
$3,114,138
Total GTD:
$3,114,138
Signed Using:
bi-annual-exception
Free Agent:
2023 / UFA
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2019-2022 Veteran Extension

Kevin Love signed a 4 year , $120,402,172 contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers, including $120,402,172 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $30,100,543.
Contract Terms:
4 yr(s) / $120,402,172
Average Salary:
$30,100,543
GTD at Sign:
$120,402,172
Total GTD:
$120,402,172
Signed Using:
Bird Rights
Free Agent:
2023 / UFA
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2015-2019 maximum

Kevin Love signed a 5 year , $113,211,750 contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers, including $113,211,750 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $22,642,350.
Contract Terms:
5 yr(s) / $113,211,750
Average Salary:
$22,642,350
GTD at Sign:
$113,211,750
Total GTD:
$113,211,750
Signed Using:
Bird Rights
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2012-2014 rookie-maximum-extension

Kevin Love signed a 4 year , $60,825,938 contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves, including $60,825,938 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $15,206,485.
Contract Terms:
4 yr(s) / $60,825,938
Average Salary:
$15,206,485
GTD at Sign:
$60,825,938
Total GTD:
$60,825,938
Signed Using:
Bird Rights
Free Agent:
2015 / UFA
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2008-2011 Rookie

Kevin Love signed a 4 year , $14,812,701 contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves, including $14,812,701 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $3,703,175.
Contract Terms:
4 yr(s) / $14,812,701
Average Salary:
$3,703,175
GTD at Sign:
$6,564,720
Total GTD:
$14,812,701
Signed Using:
rookie-scale-exception
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Career Earnings thru 2024

$269,654,140

Career Earnings w/ Different Teams

3 teams

Earnings Per Year

Year Age Team(s) Status Cash Total Cash Cumulative Awards
2008 20
Active
$3,163,680
$3,163,680
2009 21
Active
$3,401,040
$6,564,720
2010 22
Active
$3,638,280
$10,203,000
2011 23
Active
$3,710,250
$13,913,250
All NBA (2nd)
2012 24
Active
$13,668,750
$27,582,000
2013 25
Active
$14,693,906
$42,275,906
All NBA (2nd)
2014 26
Active
$15,719,063
$57,994,969
2015 27
Active
$19,689,000
$77,683,969
Champion
2016 28
Active
$21,165,675
$98,849,644
2017 29
Active
$22,642,350
$121,491,994
2018 30
Active
$24,119,025
$145,611,019
2019 31
Active
$27,133,903
$172,744,922
2020 32
Active
$31,258,256
$204,003,178
2021 33
Active
$31,258,256
$235,261,434
2022 34
Retained
Active
$27,442,830
$3,114,138
$262,704,264
$265,818,402
2023 35
Active
$3,835,738
$269,654,140
Total      
$269,654,140
$269,654,140
2024 36
Active / Player
$4,027,525
Total
$273,681,665
Year Team(s) Age Base Signing Incentives Cash Total Cash Cumulative
2008
20
$3,163,680
$3,163,680
$3,163,680
2009
21
$3,401,040
$3,401,040
$6,564,720
2010
22
$3,638,280
$3,638,280
$10,203,000
2011
23
$3,710,250
$3,710,250
$13,913,250
2012
24
$13,668,750
$13,668,750
$27,582,000
2013
25
$14,693,906
$14,693,906
$42,275,906
2014
26
$15,719,063
$15,719,063
$57,994,969
2015
27
$19,689,000
$19,689,000
$77,683,969
2016
28
$21,165,675
$21,165,675
$98,849,644
2017
29
$22,642,350
$22,642,350
$121,491,994
2018
30
$24,119,025
$24,119,025
$145,611,019
2019
31
$27,133,903
$27,133,903
$172,744,922
2020
32
$31,258,256
$31,258,256
$204,003,178
2021
33
$31,258,256
$31,258,256
$235,261,434
2022
34
$27,442,830
$3,114,138
$27,442,830
$3,114,138
$262,704,264
$265,818,402
2023
35
$3,835,738
$3,835,738
$269,654,140
Total
$269,654,140
$269,654,140
$269,654,140
2024
36
$4,027,525
$4,027,525
Total
$273,681,665
$273,681,665

Earnings Per Team

Years Team Base Signing Incentives Cash Cumulative
6 $42,275,906 - - $42,275,906
9 $220,428,358 - - $220,428,358
2 $6,949,876 - - $6,949,876

Injuries

Year Dates Games Missed Reason
2015-16 CLE Mar 21, 2016 - Mar 22, 2016 0 Back
2016-17 CLE Dec 20, 2016 - Dec 22, 2016 2 Knee
2016-17 CLE Jan 04, 2017 - Jan 05, 2017 1 Illness
2016-17 CLE Jan 19, 2017 - Jan 20, 2017 1 Back
2016-17 CLE Jan 30, 2017 - Feb 03, 2017 2 Back
2016-17 CLE Feb 14, 2017 - Mar 15, 2017 13 Knee
2017-18 CLE Dec 09, 2017 - Dec 11, 2017 1 Hip
2017-18 CLE Jan 31, 2018 - Mar 18, 2018 20 Hand
2017-18 CLE Mar 28, 2018 - Mar 29, 2018 1 Concussion
2018-19 CLE Oct 25, 2018 - Feb 07, 2019 50 Foot
2018-19 CLE Feb 09, 2019 - Feb 10, 2019 1 Rest
2018-19 CLE Feb 13, 2019 - Feb 13, 2019 1 Rest
2018-19 CLE Mar 02, 2019 - Mar 02, 2019 1 Rest
2018-19 CLE Mar 12, 2019 - Mar 12, 2019 1 Rest
2018-19 CLE Mar 18, 2019 - Mar 19, 2019 1 Back
2018-19 CLE Mar 30, 2019 - Apr 06, 2019 4 Shoulder
2018-19 CLE Apr 10, 2019 - Apr 10, 2019 1 Rest
2019-20 CLE Nov 18, 2019 - Nov 19, 2019 1 Back
2019-20 CLE Nov 23, 2019 - Nov 26, 2019 2 Back
2019-20 CLE Dec 06, 2019 - Dec 06, 2019 1 Illness
2019-20 CLE Dec 28, 2019 - Dec 30, 2019 1 Hip
2019-20 CLE Jan 05, 2020 - Jan 05, 2020 1 Rest
2019-20 CLE Jan 14, 2020 - Jan 14, 2020 1 Rest
2019-20 CLE Feb 12, 2020 - Feb 23, 2020 2 Achilles
2020-21 CLE Dec 23, 2020 - Dec 25, 2020 1 Calf
2020-21 CLE Dec 29, 2020 - Mar 11, 2021 33 Calf
2020-21 CLE Mar 16, 2021 - Mar 31, 2021 9 Calf
2020-21 CLE May 07, 2021 - May 08, 2021 1 Heel
2020-21 CLE May 10, 2021 - May 11, 2021 1 Heel
2020-21 CLE May 14, 2021 - May 16, 2021 2 Calf
2021-22 CLE Nov 01, 2021 - Nov 16, 2021 8 Health Protocols
2022-23 CLE Nov 20, 2022 - Nov 20, 2022 1 Thumb
2022-23 CLE Nov 23, 2022 - Dec 01, 2022 5 Thumb
2022-23 CLE Dec 09, 2022 - Dec 11, 2022 2 Back
2022-23 CLE Jan 26, 2023 - Jan 31, 2023 3 Back
2022-23 MIA Mar 06, 2023 - Mar 07, 2023 1 Knee
2022-23 MIA Apr 07, 2023 - Apr 08, 2023 1 Ribs
2023-24 MIA Oct 28, 2023 - Oct 29, 2023 1 Shoulder
2023-24 MIA Nov 01, 2023 - Nov 02, 2023 1 Shoulder
2023-24 MIA Nov 22, 2023 - Nov 22, 2023 1 Personal
2023-24 MIA Dec 20, 2023 - Dec 21, 2023 1 Illness
2023-24 MIA Jan 14, 2024 - Jan 18, 2024 3 Knee
2023-24 MIA Jan 25, 2024 - Jan 26, 2024 1 Illness
2023-24 MIA Feb 29, 2024 - Mar 29, 2024 14 Heel
  • Jul 06, 2023 Signed a 2 year $7.86 million contract with Miami (MIA) - includes 2024-25 Player Option
  • Feb 20, 2023 Signed a 1 year $3.11 million Rest-of-Season contract with Miami (MIA)
  • Feb 18, 2023 Waived by Cleveland (CLE) - agreed to buyout; leaving behind $27.4 million in dead cap
  • Jan 03, 2020 Fined $1,000 for bench incident during CLE-TOR game
  • Jul 24, 2018 Signed a 4 year $120.4 million contract extension with Cleveland (CLE)
  • Jul 01, 2015 Signed a 5 year $113.2 million extension with Cleveland (CLE)
  • Jun 25, 2015 Declined $16.7 million option with Cleveland (CLE) for the 2015-2016 season; becomes an Unrestricted Free Agent
  • Aug 23, 2014 Traded to Cleveland (CLE) from Minnesota (MIN) as part of a 3-team trade: Cleveland (CLE) traded Andrew Wiggins and Anthony Bennett to Minnesota (MIN); Cleveland (CLE) traded 2015 1st round pick to Philadelphia (PHI); Minnesota (MIN) traded Luc Richard Mbah a Moute and Alexey Shved to Philadelphia (PHI); Philadelphia (PHI) traded Thaddeus Young to Minnesota (MIN)
  • Jan 25, 2012 Signed a 4 year $60.8 million rookie scale extension with Minnesota (MIN)
  • Nov 01, 2010 Minnesota (MIN) exercised a $4.6 million option for 2011-2012
  • Oct 31, 2009 Minnesota (MIN) exercised a $3.6 million option for 2010-2011
  • Jul 10, 2008 Signed a 2 year $6.56 million contract with Minnesota (MIN)
  • Jun 26, 2008 Traded to Minnesota (MIN) from Memphis (MEM) with Brian Cardinal, Jason Collins and Mike Miller for Greg Buckner, Marko Jaric, O.J. Mayo and Antoine Walker
  • Jun 26, 2008 Drafted by Memphis (MEM): Round 1 (#5 overall)
  • Jun 26, 2008 Traded to Minnesota (MIN) from Memphis (MEM) with Brian Cardinal, Jason Collins and Mike Miller for Greg Buckner, Marko Jaric, O.J. Mayo and Antoine Walker

Fines

Date Reason Fine Amount
Nov 08, 2013 for technical foul during DAL-MIN game $2,000
Jan 08, 2014 for technical foul during PHX-MIN game $2,000
Mar 24, 2014 for technical foul during MIN-MEM game $2,000
Nov 05, 2014 for technical foul during CLE-UTH game $2,000
Feb 21, 2016 for technical foul during CLE-OKC game $2,000
Mar 07, 2016 for technical foul during MEM-CLE game $2,000
May 03, 2017 for technical foul during TOR-CLE game (playoff) $2,000
Jan 03, 2020 for bench incident during CLE-TOR game $1,000
Apr 28, 2021 for technical foul during ORL-CLE game $2,000
May 04, 2021 for technical foul during PHX-CLE game $2,000
Oct 29, 2021 for technical foul during CLE-LAL game $2,000

Suspensions

Date Reason Games Suspended Fine Amount
Feb 06, 2012 for stomping on the upper body of Luis Scola while Scola was on the floor during MIN-HOU game 2 $67,459
Year Team GP GS Min/Gm Pt/Gm Reb/Gm Ast/Gm Stl/Gm Blk/Gm FG% 3PT% FT%
2023 MIA 55 5 16.8 8.8 6.1 2.1 0.3 0.2 .440 .344 .787
2022 MIA 62 20 20.1 8.2 6.4 1.9 0.3 0.2 .389 .334 .879
2021 CLE 74 4 22.5 13.6 7.2 2.2 0.4 0.2 .430 .392 .838
2020 CLE 25 25 24.9 12.2 7.4 2.5 0.6 0.1 .409 .365 .824
2019 CLE 56 56 31.8 17.6 9.8 3.2 0.6 0.3 .450 .374 .854
2018 CLE 22 21 27.1 17.0 10.9 2.2 0.3 0.2 .385 .361 .904
2017 CLE 59 59 28.0 17.6 9.2 1.7 0.7 0.4 .458 .415 .880
2016 CLE 60 60 31.4 19.0 11.1 1.9 0.9 0.4 .427 .373 .871
2015 CLE 77 77 31.5 16.0 9.9 2.4 0.8 0.5 .418 .360 .822
2014 CLE 75 75 33.7 16.4 9.7 2.2 0.7 0.5 .434 .367 .804
2013 MIN 76 76 36.4 26.2 12.5 4.4 0.8 0.4 .456 .375 .823
2012 MIN 18 34.3 18.3 14.0 2.3 0.7 0.5 .352 .217 .704
2011 MIN 55 38.5 25.9 13.4 2.1 0.8 0.5 .450 .377 .822
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