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Kevin Love | Center/Forward | #0

Team: Cleveland Cavaliers
Age / DOB:  (28) / 9/7/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 251
College: UCLA
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 1 (5) / MEM
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Kevin Love scored 25 points on 6-of-13 shooting Sunday, to go with 11 boards, four 3-pointers, one assist and one turnover in 28 minutes.
Love required five stitches to close a cut above his left eye, which forced him to begin the second half of action on the bench (with James Jones starting), but he played through it and should be just fine for Tuesday's game in Milwaukee. Love's usage rate is way up this season (26.9) and he's having his best year in a Cavs uniform with averages of 22.3 points, 10.7 boards and 2.5 triples per contest on 45.4 percent shooting. That translates to top-15 value in standard 9-cat leagues. Nov 27 - 5:46 PM

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Kevin Love briefly left Sunday's game vs. the 76ers to get stitches above his right eye, but he has since returned.

The Cavs cleaned him up in the locker room and he should be good to go the rest of the way.
Nov 27 - 1:31 PM

Kevin Love followed up Wednesday's 40-point barrage with 27 points, seven 3-pointers, 10 rebounds, four assists and three steals in just 28 minutes.

Love is averaging 5.8 more points than he did last season, thanks to more shot attempts (15.5 per game), better accuracy (44.6 percent) and more free throws (5.9 makes per game). He'll never be a good source of defensive stats, but that hasn't prevented him from returning second-round fantasy value through Cleveland's first 14 games. Let the good times roll.
Nov 25 - 10:16 PM

Kevin Love had the highest-scoring first quarter in NBA history with 34 points in a 137-125 win over the Blazers on Wednesday, finishing with 40 points, eight rebounds, three assists, one steal, one block and eight 3-pointers.

He scored 20 points in the first five minutes of the game for the second-highest scoring quarter ever -- Klay Thompson scored 37 in January 2015. Love's previous scoring high as a Cav was 34 points and he's only had three 30-point games in his first 164 games with them. He's off to a terrific start this season with second-round value on the year.
Nov 23 - 11:29 PM

The Cavaliers fell in Indiana on Wednesday despite Kevin Love dropping a season-high 27 points with 16 rebounds, four 3-pointers and one assist.

Kyrie Irving added 24 points and seven assists, and both he and Love assumed huge roles with LeBron James resting. Although he's consistently overshadowed, Love is putting together a fine season with top-30 fantasy value on the strength of 20.4 points, 10.3 rebounds, 1.4 threes, 1.5 assists, 1.0 steals and 1.0 blocks.
Nov 16 - 10:07 PM

Kevin Love double-doubled vs. the Raptors on Tuesday with 19 points, 13 rebounds, one assist, three blocks and one steal in 35 minutes.

He's rolling right now and has double-doubled in five straight games, averaging 18.8 points, 12.6 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 0.8 blocks, 0.8 steals and 1.0 triples in that span. He was just 5-of-16 from the field and 1-of-7 from deep, and the only thing holding his value in check right now is his FG percentage.
Nov 15 - 10:07 PM

Kevin Love double-doubled in just 26 minutes of action on Sunday, producing 17 points on 6-of-10 shooting with 11 rebounds, four assists, one steal, two 3-pointers and one turnover.

Love is having one of his best seasons since donning the Cleveland jersey, flirting with top-25 value in standard leagues behind averages of 20.6 points, 10.0 boards, 1.4 assists, 1.1 steals (career-high) and 1.4 triples per game. Coach Tyronn Lue has really helped Love’s confidence, allowing him to initiate the offense in certain sets rather than watching on the perimeter, and he’s upped his usage rate to 26.7 this season. At the very least, he’ll be a steady top-30 guy this year.
Nov 13 - 6:04 PM

Kevin Love scored 20 points with 11 rebounds, one assist, one block and two 3-pointers against the 76ers on Saturday.

He's off to a fantastic start and nobody is tweeting about Love trade rumors these days. In his six games, Love averaged 21.7 points, 8.5 boards, 0.8 assists, 1.0 steals, 0.7 blocks and 1.8 treys. He's posting top-20 value in this young season.
Nov 5 - 11:09 PM

Kevin Love hit just 5-of-15 shots but also hit four 3-pointers on his way to a season-high 26 points, eight rebounds and two blocks in Thursday's 128-122 win over the pesky Celtics.

Love took advantage of both Jae Crowder and Al Horford being out for Boston, and had a good night vs. backups Amir Johnson and Tyler Zeller. He's playing well against whoever he's matched up with and the days of us hearing about Love not being able to play alongside LeBron James are over.
Nov 3 - 10:52 PM

Kevin Love hit 9-of-16 shots and a 3-pointer on his way to a season-high 24 points, five rebounds, two steals and a block in 31 minutes of Tuesday's win over the Houston.

Love was pretty dialed in all night and was very active on the offensive end against Ryan Anderson. Love has scored at least 18 points in every game thus far, but his rebounds have been shaky in his last two, with just five in each. Look for him to get back on the double-double train in his next game against the Celtics on Thursday.
Nov 1 - 9:00 PM

Kevin Love hit just 6-of-17 shots and was 0-for-5 from downtown with 19 points, five rebounds and a block in Saturday's 105-99 win over the Magic.

Love's shooting is a bit of a concern, as he's now hit just 18-of-47 shots thus far, but he should be fine. He is shooting lights-out from the free throw line, is blocking shots and hitting 3-pointers, but he played just 25 minutes tonight before fouling out.
Oct 29 - 10:20 PM

Kevin Love scored 18 points with 10 rebounds, two assists, one steal, two blocks and two 3-pointers in 36 minutes against the Raptors on Friday.

He was yo-yo'd in and out of the lineup late in the fourth quarter. Love saw seven minutes at center in the opening game and was in that spot for a handful of minutes tonight. He's off to a terrific start on the heels of a 23-point, 12-board opener.
Oct 28 - 9:45 PM

Kevin Love hit 6-of-15 shots and two 3-pointers on his way to 23 points, 12 rebounds, two assists and three steals in Tuesday's easy romp over the Knicks.

The three steals were particularly nice and this is what you should expect from Love, or something resembling it, on a nightly basis.
Oct 25 - 10:46 PM

Kevin Love expressed his desire to stay in Cleveland, despite persistent trade rumors.

While trade rumors have been swirling around Love for the better part of two seasons, the 28-year-old isn't planning on going anywhere. "It’ll never be gone. It’s just something that you live with. We have so much hype and media, and the good and the bad surrounding this team, and it just comes with the territory," Love said. "Trade rumors, I don’t know. We lose a couple of games … I don’t know. I’m here, man, and I plan on being here a long time." After averaging 16.0 points, 9.9 boards, 2.4 assists, and 2.1 three-pointers last season, Love should be an early-round fantasy target.
Oct 6 - 8:49 AM

Kevin Love had an impressive training camp and is noticeably stronger according to Terry Pluto of Cleveland.com.

"He's lost some weight, but he looks stronger," Coach Tyronn Lue said. "We want him to be Kevin, to rebound the ball, do the things he does well." LeBron James added that Love looks "unbelievable" and said that he's been shooting the ball really well. Love was exposed at times on the defensive end last season, but he's still an early-round target after averaging 16.0 points, 9.9 boards, 2.4 assists and 2.1 triples per contest last season.
Oct 1 - 5:02 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Kyrie Irving
2Kay Felder
SG1J.R. Smith
2Iman Shumpert
3DeAndre Liggins
4Jordan McRae
5James Jones
SF1LeBron James
2Mike Dunleavy
3Richard Jefferson
PF1Kevin Love
2Channing Frye
C1Tristan Thompson
2Chris Andersen