Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love says his relationship with teammate LeBron James is "evolving."
Love made the comments on ESPN Radio's Mike & Mike on Monday. He was asked about his relationship with James.
"It's fine," Love said. "You know, we're not best friends, we're not hanging out every day, but we see each other every day, whether at the practice facility, whether on the road or going to a game. I think our relationship is also evolving. I can say the same with each and every coach, Coach Blatt and each and every player on the team. But that's part of the NBA."
In February, James appeared to address Love's role on the team. James tweeted, "Stop trying to find a way to FIT-OUT and just FIT-IN. Be apart of something special! Just my thoughts."
Though he later acknowledged the tweet was about Love, James also accused the media of making something out of nothing.
Love also told The Dan Patrick Show on Monday that he planned to return to Cleveland next season, saying that the team's postseason finish will have no bearing on his decision.
In his first season with the Cavaliers, Love has averaged 16.5 points and 10.1 rebounds per game, his lowest averages since the 2009-10 season.
- Stanley Kay