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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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Kevin Love suffered a left knee injury on Wednesday but played through it, hitting just 3-of-15 shots and two 3-pointers for 10 points, 12 rebounds and zero assists.
We were hoping for a much bigger line with LeBron James in street clothes, but Love just didn't have it tonight, while Kyrie Irving took care of Cleveland's offensive needs. Love suffered the knee injury thanks to being run into by Chris Kaman, and we'll have to see how he's feeling on Thursday morning. Consider him day-to-day for now. If he's going to miss time, Tristan Thompson could become relevant again. Jan 28 - 10:31 PM

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Kevin Love scored just seven points on 3-of-11 shooting in a win over the Pistons on Tuesday, adding eight boards, four assists and one 3-pointer in 32 minutes.

He reportedly experienced some dizzy spells during Sunday's game against the Thunder, so there is a strong chance that he wasn't at 100 percent tonight. We will update his status if any new developments occur, but it doesn't appear that he will miss any time. This was his seventh game of the season in which he failed to score in double digits, so his owners can only hope that Love starts to turn things around soon.
Jan 27 - 10:53 PM

Kevin Love experienced some dizzy spells during Sunday's win over the Thunder, but he came out of the game okay.

"Everything was spinning there for a little bit," Love said. "It was a scary moment, but I was good after that." It sounds like Love may have been dealing with a vertigo-like moment, and that can be caused by a number of things, including dehydration. Love said he "probably" ate too close to game time, but the good news is that he appears okay.
Jan 26 - 10:52 AM

Kevin Love scored 19 points with 13 rebounds, one assist and one block in 36 minutes on Sunday, while making 5-of-7 shots from downtown.

He was 3-of-17 from deep in Cleveland's previous four games, and his ability to knock down triples is critical for his fantasy value -- 35.6 percent of his attempts have come from deep this season, which blows away his previous career high. Love is returning third-round value this season, which isn't what owners expected on draft day, and it's hard to envision a surge while LeBron James and Kyrie Irving are healthy.
Jan 25 - 7:29 PM

Kevin Love (back) returned to action in the Cavs' 108-94 win over the Bulls on Monday, scoring 16 points on 3-of-13 shooting (1-of-3 from deep, 9-of-10 from the line) with 12 rebounds, two assists and one steal in 30 minutes.

Owners are simply rooting for him to get his health back at this point, and it's certainly a buy low moment but proceed with caution.
Jan 19 - 11:53 PM

Kevin Love (back) will play on Monday vs. the Bulls.

He has been dealing with some back spasms recently and stated that the pain is "paralyzing" when it flares up, but he was able to practice on Sunday and should see his normal minutes against the Bulls. We will let you know how Love holds up after the game.
Jan 19 - 7:32 PM

Kevin Love's (back) is expected to play on Monday, but a final determination has not been made.

Signs point to him playing, but it's not set in stone. "I don’t know what causes it, but when it does happen it’s pretty paralyzing," Love said. "I’m happy it’s just a spasm. It’s just something kind of day by day. Treat it as is and go along and hope it doesn’t happen." Tristan Thompson would draw the start if Love can't go.
Jan 19 - 11:12 AM

Kevin Love (back) practiced on Sunday, and he is being listed as questionable for Monday's game vs. Chicago.

Love will be re-evaluated following Monday's shootaround, but given the fact he was a full participant during today's practice, his chances for Monday are looking pretty good. However, if he's unable to go, Tristan Thompson will be the primary beneficiary. Stay tuned.
Jan 18 - 2:45 PM

Kevin Love (back) will not play against the Clippers on Friday.

It makes sense to sit him in the second half of a back-to-back based on how bad he looked on Thursday. It should be interesting to see how the Cavs space the floor now that they're going to have two low-block guys starting in their front court with Tristan Thompson and Timofey Mozgov. LeBron James and Kyrie Irving should have the ball in their hands more.
Jan 16 - 10:24 PM

Kevin Love (back spasms) is a game-time decision against the Clippers on Friday.

He battled back spasms for basically the entire game on Thursday and the Cavs might just hold him out tonight. If he is out, Tristan Thompson and Omer Asik will play next to each other more. LeBron James and Kyrie Irving should have more chances to score, too.
Jan 16 - 9:10 PM

Kevin Love battled back spasms against the Lakers on Thursday, finishing with 17 points, seven rebounds, one assist, one steal and one 3-pointer on 4-of-12 from the field.

It was bothering him for almost the entire first three quarters. Love had his back re-wrapped near the end of the third and he returned to the game looking much better. He even took a charge on a big possession. There's little doubt that his back is going to swell up on him, so his owners will want to look for news at shootaround tomorrow before Friday's game against the Clippers.
Jan 16 - 1:30 AM

Kevin Love battled back spasms for most of Thursday's game against the Lakers and asked to come out in the third quarter.

He was walking up the court on his last two possessions and it was obvious he was hurting. Love checked back in a few minutes later, so we'll let you know how he looks.
Jan 16 - 12:26 AM

Kevin Love took a backseat to his teammates on Tuesday, shooting 3-of-11 from the field for nine points, nine rebounds, one block and one turnover in 27 minutes.

The drop-off in shot attempts was expected with LeBron James back in action, but Love couldn't even reach the 22.4 percent usage rate he's averaged this season. Love said all the right things this week after coach David Blatt suggested he's "not a max player," but he looked disinterested on both ends tonight and was benched down the stretch, finishing with a team-worst +/- rating of -20. It will be interesting to see how he responds vs. the Lakers on Thursday.
Jan 14 - 12:00 AM

Kevin Love said on Tuesday that he isn't planning to opt out of his contract this summer.

"I think that we will figure it out here, so I don't plan on opting out or any of that," Love told Northeast Ohio Media Group. "I've said all along that I plan on being a Cavalier long-term." Love picking up his $16.7 million player option would mean that he'd remain with the Cavs until the summer of 2016, at which point the salary cap is expected to see a substantial increase.
Jan 13 - 3:12 PM

Kevin Love called the Cavs play without LeBron James "very disappointing."

At least he's being honest. "Obviously he brings so much to the table, but we just need to find a way to play without him." Coach David Blatt also added that his team is "going through a lot of stuff right now," which is the truth, but will come across as excuse-making in the media.
Source: USA Today
Jan 12 - 9:29 AM

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PG1Kyrie Irving
2Matthew Dellavedova
SG1J.R. Smith
2Iman Shumpert
3Joe Harris
4James Jones
SF1LeBron James
2Shawn Marion
3Mike Miller
PF1Kevin Love
2Tristan Thompson
C1Timofey Mozgov
2Brendan Haywood
3Anderson Varejao