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Kevin Love | Center/Forward | #0

Team: Cleveland Cavaliers
Age / DOB:  (29) / 9/7/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 251
College: UCLA
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 1 (5) / MEM
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The Cavaliers are not actively shopping Kevin Love heading into Thursday's NBA Draft, according to Dave McMenamin of ESPN.com.
Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.com said earlier this week that the Cavs haven't been given any hints on LeBron James staying or leaving, so obviously that is a mega factor in Love's future. Considering the Cavs traded their 2019 pick to the Hawks with a top-10 protection in the next two years, it sure does make sense to tank it up. If Love does stay in Cleveland for a while, he could be a fantasy force again. Jun 20 - 7:07 PM
Source: ESPN.com

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If LeBron James leaves Cleveland, the Cavs would "fully make Kevin Love available" in a trade, according to ESPN's Brian Windhorst.

That makes sense because the Cavs would almost certainly have a one-way ticket to the lottery. Plus, the Cavs have a top-10 protection on their first-round pick that would go to Atlanta, so a tank job to keep the pick for the next two seasons adds some incentive to gut the roster. If the Cavs do keep Love, he'd have terrific fantasy value. However, that seems unlikely, which makes him a mid-round pick in drafts.
Jun 9 - 6:25 PM

Kevin Love scored 13 points on 4-of-13 shooting and had nine rebounds, two assists and one steal in Game 4 against the Warriors on Friday.

This was his first game of this series that he didn’t score at least 20 points and get a double-double. Love played hard and brought an intensity all series, but it just wasn’t enough against the Dubs. With LeBron James future in question, Kevin Love’s future is also in question as he could be on the trading block were the Cavaliers to do major retools to their roster. As it stands now though, he’s set to be back in 2018-19 and should still be considered a solid fantasy asset when healthy.
Jun 8 - 11:31 PM

Kevin Love scored 22 points, hitting three 3-pointers, and had 10 rebounds, one assist, two steals and a block in Game 2 against the Warriors on Sunday.

He had another good night after performing well in Game 1, despite coming out slow and shooting 2-of-10 from the field in the first half. Love has to perform well if the Cavs are going to win a game this series and he's done so, but the Warriors have just been too much. If he can keep it up, with the home crowd behind them, the Cavs will have a shot at extending the series in Game 3 on Wednesday.
Jun 3 - 10:51 PM

The NBA will not suspend Kevin Love for leaving the bench area in the closing seconds of Game 1, according to Chris Mannix of Yahoo! Sports.

He was on the edge of the playing area when Tristan Thompson and Shaun Livingston got into it, but the NBA feels that Love wasn't out on the court enough. The league reviewed the play and ruled that he had stepped on the floor before the incident. He'll be in the starting lineup on Sunday as the Cavs look to get it together after a heartbreaking loss.
Jun 1 - 2:06 PM

Tristan Thompson and Kevin Love may face suspensions due to an altercation in the final seconds of Game 1 on Thursday night.

According to ESPN's Chris Hayes, Thompson might face a suspension after shoving the ball in the face of Draymond Green and "Kevin Love, who was not in the game at the time, could be hit with a one-game suspension for stepping onto the court while an altercation was ongoing." It would be surprising if the NBA decided to punish two of Cleveland's starters, but if the league chooses to stick to the letter of the law, there is justification. The NBA will likely announce their decision shortly.
Source: ESPN.com
Jun 1 - 10:32 AM

Kevin Love scored 21 points but shot 1-of-8 from three and had 13 rebounds and one assist in Game 1 against the Warriors on Thursday.

This was his first game back since missing Game 7 with a head injury and he played well. Though he shot poorly from deep, he was 8-of-12 inside the arc and led the team in boards. Barring him reinjuring it, we shouldn't see him held back in any way due to his head injury during this series.
Jun 1 - 12:10 AM

Kevin Love (concussion) will not have a minutes restriction in the starting lineup against the Warriors on Thursday.

He cleared the concussion protocol earlier today and coach Ty Lue said all along that Love would start once he's available. While Love hasn't played well against the Warriors, this is a huge addition to the undermanned Cavs, who already face an uphill battle as big underdogs coming into this series.
May 31 - 7:40 PM

Kevin Love (head) has completed the NBA’s Concussion Return to Play Program and will be available to play Thursday in Game 1 of the NBA Finals.

That is big news after his injury on May 25 when he collided with Jayson Tatum. Coach Ty Lue said that Love is going to be in the starting lineup, which raises some questions on who starts next to him. Tristan Thompson had the worst net rating against the Warriors among current Cavs players this season, so maybe the team goes back to a small-ball lineup. Jeff Green should still see minutes regardless.
Source: NBA.com
May 31 - 2:13 PM

If Kevin Love (concussion) can play, he will not come off the bench in his return to action.

Coach Ty Lue is still unsure if Love is going to be able to return for Game 1 on Thursday. He's still going through the protocol and there's no word of him being symptom free yet. Considering Love had multiple concussions in his career with one as recently as March, there's a very good chance he won't be able to recover for Game 1 from the injury sustained on May 25. If he's out, Tristan Thompson may have to start again along with Jeff Green.
May 30 - 4:26 PM

Kevin Love is still going through the league-mandated concussion protocol testing.

Love has been excused from Wednesday's media day and it's not a great sign that he still hasn't been cleared with the Finals set to tip on Thursday. We should get another update following tomorrow's shootaround, but it seems there's a real possibility that he won't be available for Game 1. Stay tuned.
May 30 - 1:43 PM

Coach Ty Lue said that Kevin Love is still in the concussion protocol and he’s "not sure" if Love will be available for Game 1 on Thursday.

Love was initially injured in Game 6 vs. Boston and was ruled out of Game 7. He still has two more full days to pass through the protocol, but brain injuries are obviously unpredictable. The Cavs will likely need Love in the lineup if they hope to steal one of the first two games in Golden State vs. the heavily favored Warriors.
May 29 - 11:54 AM

Kevin Love (concussion) has been ruled out for Game 7 on Sunday.

He was just placed in the concussion protocol, and it would have been almost impossible to clear that if he is still dealing with symptoms at this time of day. Love does have a history of concussions with his most recent one coming in March, so it's possible he would be out beyond a possible win on Sunday. It should be Jeff Green starting with more Larry Nance. Tristan Thompson may also have to play a little more in this game.
May 26 - 1:58 PM

Kevin Love (head) has been placed in the NBA's concussion protocol.

He hasn't been ruled out yet, but it'll be really tough for him to be out there on Sunday. He first has to be deemed symptom-free, and then would have to do non-contact activity while remaining symptom-free in the process. Plus, he's had two concussions in the last three seasons. For now, expect to see Jeff Green start on Sunday with more Larry Nance, who closed out nicely in the fourth on Friday.
May 26 - 1:50 PM

Kevin Love (head) has to undergo additional tests on Saturday and said that his status for Game 7 on Sunday is a "toss-up."

The Cavs have not yet officially announced if Love entered concussion protocol on Friday night. If he did, it highly unlikely he will be cleared by league doctors in time to play Game 7. Per ESPN, the next stage of the evaluation process won't be possible until Love has a night's rest. We should have an update by Saturday afternoon.
May 26 - 9:46 AM