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Kevin Love to Kelly Olynyk: “Hey, it’s all good”

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Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love, left, yells with pain as he is dragged by the arm by Boston Celtics center Kelly Olynyk (41) during the first quarter of a first-round NBA playoff basketball game in Boston, Sunday, April 26, 2015. The play resulted in an injury to Love that forced him from the game. (Thomas Ondrey/The Plain Dealer via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT NO SALES


After the above injury — which required surgery to repair and ended Kevin Love’s playoffs — Love wanted nothing to do with Boston’s Kelly Olynyk. Love thought the injury was intentional.

But he’s moved past it.

At least that’s what Love said Sunday when speaking to the media, as reported by Adam Himmelsbach at the Boston Globe.

“About a week went by, I reached out to Kelly, sent him a text, said, ‘Hey, it’s all good,’” Love told reporters in Cleveland on Sunday. “You know, it was a tough play, and we just move on from there.”

Love’s arm may be hurting a little still, his prospects are not. Nothing like free agent options to get you past an injury.

Love can opt out this summer, become a free agent, and then re-sign with the Cavaliers for $2.3 million more. Then he would have an opt out after one year and then become a free agent again (or in two years) when the salary cap spikes. If you don’t like that option he can opt in and try to get by on $16.3 million for a year, then become a free agent.

If you’re expecting Love to bolt Cleveland, you may well be disappointed.