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Kevin Love | Center/Forward

Team: Cleveland Cavaliers
Age / DOB:  (26) / 9/7/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 243
College: UCLA
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LeBron James said that Kevin Love (shoulder) made an effort to sit down with him this summer and talk about the upcoming season.
"He wanted to talk about the season, what could happen with the team going forward," James said. "I was absolutely open to it. I was one of the people that wanted him there when we made the trade last summer. The fact that he committed to us let me know the type of guy we have. I think he's going to be great for us. I think he'll be an All-Star this year and a much more vocal part of the team this season." Love is expected to return to the court within the next week, so it's safe to say that he should be ready in time for training camp. Aug 14 - 10:15 AM

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Kevin Love (shoulder) said that he will be able to return to the basketball court in 7-10 days.

It's currently unclear exactly when Love will be able to start going through full contact drills, but this is certainly a step in the right direction, and he should be ready when training camp opens up in September. Love struggled a bit during his inaugural season in Cleveland, adjusting to being a third option on offense behind Kyrie Irving and LeBron James. However, he should be able to return to his averages of 16.4 points, 9.7 rebounds and 1.9 three-pointers per game with the Cavs next season, so he'll be worth an early-round selection on draft day.
Aug 11 - 5:08 PM

Kevin Love (shoulder) and Andre Drummond will be attending Team USA's minicamp, though it should be noted that Love will still be rehabbing.

While Carmelo Anthony, Paul George and Kevin Durant will all likely show up in Vegas, they will likely be watching on the sidelines with Love. It is widely expected that Love's shoulder will be ready in time for the Cleveland's training camp, but we should have plenty of updates throughout the summer. As for Drummond, he is entering a contract year and will look to build off a phenomenal 2014-15 campaign in which he averaged 13.8 points, 13.5 boards and 1.9 blocks per game.
Jul 26 - 4:41 PM

Cavs GM David Griffin said there was "no truth" to the idea that Kevin Love desired to play in Los Angeles.

"All of the media stuff that was out there about him and L.A. and all these other things was just so asinine," he said. There was no truth to any of that. Nothing that was being written about him having eyes for someplace else was ever in conjunction with what he was saying to us. Everything he did was exactly what he was saying all along." We can now retire the speculation on Love's future (for now) after the big man signed a new five-year max contract to remain in Cleveland.
Jul 13 - 9:23 AM

Kevin Love (shoulder) is expected to be ready in time for training camp.

Cavaliers general manager David Griffin said that he has no fear that Love won't be ready in time for camp, and all indications suggest that his rehab is going well. Love recently signed a five-year, $110 million deal with Cleveland, so hopefully he can show some improvement after a disappointing 2014-15 campaign.
Jul 12 - 9:54 AM

Kevin Love has officially signed a five-year contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Cleveland fans won't have to worry about Love pulling a DeAndre Jordan as his five-year, $110 deal is now official. "I just felt Cleveland was and has been the right place," Love said. "Chase what you love and everything will chase you right back," he said. "That's happiness. Now I can focus on the game I grew up watching. I love the game." While Love had a bit of a disappointing 2014-15 campaign, he's still just 26 years old and his upside is worth a second or third round pick in fantasy leagues.
Jul 9 - 12:07 PM

Kevin Love announced he will return to the Cavs and accept a five-year, $110 million deal.

"After Game 1 of the NBA Finals, that’s when it really struck me. Sitting on the sidelines, I never wanted to play in a game more than that one," Love said on his Players' Tribune article. "I had dreamed of playing in the NBA Finals and I just wanted to help my guys win. I couldn’t have been prouder of them as they poured their blood, sweat and tears onto the court." The Cavs are spending all sorts of money to get the band back together, so expect LeBron's deal to happen in the near future. Love will be worth a second or third round pick in fantasy leagues next year.
Jul 1 - 2:33 PM

Unrestricted free agent Kevin Love is expected to meet with the Lakers this week.

The Suns have also expressed interest and the Celtics are hoping to meet with Love, but most teams are hedging their bets since he's widely expected to return to Cleveland. FOX Sports' Sam Amico reported this week that Love has told the Cavs he'll re-sign, and the team reportedly plans to offer him a five-year deal worth more than $110 million. We're not reading much into his meeting with the Lakers, in other words, but anything is possible.
Jun 30 - 11:15 PM

The Cavs "have planned to extend" a five-year contract worth more than $110 million to Kevin Love, sources told ESPN's Brian Windhorst.

Cleveland is preparing to bring back their most critical pieces, and although it will cost them to do so, Dan Gilbert, David Griffin and co. appear committed to keeping this team together. Whether Love would prefer to sign a short-term deal is another issue entirely, but it looks like the Cavs have no reservation about paying the man. There is a "growing belief" that Love will re-sign in Cleveland, the move he said he'd make all season long.
Source: ESPN
Jun 29 - 8:54 AM

Kevin Love and LeBron James were "hanging out" in Los Angeles on Sunday, sources told ESPN's Brian Windhorst.

Maybe they got frozen yogurt together. In all sincerity, expect a lot of these ridiculous updates until if and when Love re-signs with the Cavs following an up-and-down initial season in Cleveland.
Jun 29 - 8:46 AM

The Suns will go after Kevin Love and LaMarcus Aldridge during free agency.

In order to nab either of these players during free agency, the Suns would need to make some salary dumping moves, and it should be noted that both these players are a long shot to wind up in Phoenix. Aldridge is said to be weighing his options between the Lakers, or one of the teams in his home state of Texas (Mavs, Spurs). Love has said that he plans to return to the Cavs, but the Lakers, Trail Blazers, Celtics, and Rockets will also be in the mix.
Jun 28 - 4:30 PM

According to Sam Amico of Fox Sports, Kevin Love has told the Cavaliers that he plans on returning to Cleveland next season.

Love recently opted out of his contract with the Cavaliers, but it was an expected move and Cleveland doesn't seem to be too worried about losing him. Love should have no problem getting another max contract despite dealing with a shoulder injury, but teams such as the Celtics, Lakers and Rockets will likely try and steal him from the Cavs. Expect the rumors to intensify over the next couple of weeks, but as of right now it looks like Love will remain with the Cavs.
Jun 28 - 11:04 AM

David Griffin said that he is not concerned that Kevin Love has opted to become an unrestricted free agent this offseason.

"Not really, no," Griffin said when asked if he was concerned about Love's free agency. "I think he has been very clear with what his intentions are all along. Any time he has stood in front of anybody he's said that. I'm not concerned about it. We're very much intending to pursue him the instant that we're able to." So far the Lakers, Trail Blazers, Suns and Rockets have emerged as potential suitors for Love's services, but the Cavs remain the one team that can offer Love the longest and most lucrative deal. If Love decides he wants out of Cleveland, the Cavs could still orchestrate a sign-and-trade so they don't lose him for nothing.
Jun 26 - 9:44 AM

Kevin Love has opted out of the final year of his contract.

It's not a surprise and the Cavs are still the favorites to land Love this offseason. He is unrestricted and will be allowed to sign with anyone on July 1. Love is still rehabbing his shoulder and should be 100 percent for training camp.
Jun 24 - 2:23 PM

Despite the Cavs repeatedly stating that they fully intend to re-sign Kevin Love this offseason, rival GMs around the league reportedly expect Cleveland to eventually agree to a sign-and-trade deal involving Love.

With how well Tristan Thompson played during the Cavs postseason run after Love went down with a dislocated shoulder, Cleveland may seriously consider moving Love this offseason. The Cavs gave up a potential superstar in Andrew Wiggins to land Love in Cleveland, so it's unlikely they simply let Love walk as a free agent. However, a sign-and-trade would give them the ability to get back some assets, so this report isn't completely unreasonable.
Source: Real GM
Jun 23 - 4:34 PM

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