he Miami Heat appeared to be done shaking up their roster following a flurry of free agency moves earlier this month in which they landed Kyle Lowry, P.J. Tucker, and Markieff Morris.
But after ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski tweeted on Saturday that the Cavaliers were acquiring Chicago Bulls’ Lauri Markkanen in a three-way sign and trade with the Portland Trailblazers, it seems imminent that Cleveland will agree to buyout Kevin Love‘s contract, as they just inked a new starting power forward. (Makkanen, 24, signed a four-year $64 million deal.)
But where will the five-time All-Star go?
If Cleveland does a buyout with Love, the Heat would be a top candidate to land the veteran forward. If Love is willing to sign a veteran’s minimum contract with Miami, it would put the Heat over the salary cap, but they would still avoid the ominous luxury tax since veteran’s minimums are considered an exception.