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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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X-rays on Kevin Love's left thumb were negative and coach Ty Lue confirmed that Love will be ready to go for Game 3 on Friday.
"[Love] is good. He’s fine," Lue said. "Just a jammed thumb. Ready to go for Game 3." Lue added that he liked the "flow of the team" down the stretch, which is the only reason he didn't put Love back into the game after his injury late in the fourth quarter. We'll leave him on the injury report as a precaution, but it's safe to deploy him in DFS and other postseason fantasy formats. Apr 18 - 10:41 PM

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Kevin Love jammed his left thumb during the fourth quarter of Game 2, finishing with 15 points on 5-of-16 shooting, two 3-pointers and eight rebounds in 34 minutes.

Despite being forced to the bench down the stretch of a close game, coach Ty Lue said afterward, "[Love] is good." He broke his left hand earlier in the season but this injury was unrelated, as his thumb twisted awkwardly when hit by a pass from Victor Oladipo. We'll add him to the injury report for Friday's Game 3 but it sounds like he'll be ready to roll. If he is forced to miss time, Larry Nance and Jeff Green will be forced to step up and Tristan Thompson could reemerge in the rotation.

Cavs coach Tyronn Lue wants Kevin Love to "demand the ball in the post" more than he did during Game 1.

Love settled for perimeter shots on Sunday with six 3-pointers and zero attempts inside 11 feet of the basket. "He said he has to be more aggressive," Lue said. "They're trying to be physical with him on his post-ups but he's seen that a lot of times before." The Cavs were beat in most aspects of the game on Sunday and they'll need a lot more from their All-Stars in Game 2, especially if George Hill (back) and Kyle Korver (foot, illness) are limited.
Apr 16 - 6:48 PM

Kevin Love grabbed 17 rebounds in Sunday's 98-80 blowout Game 1 loss to the Pacers, but he failed to do much else with just nine points on eight shots in 34 minutes of action.

Simply put, Love has to be a more productive part of the offense if Cleveland is going to right the ship. Although Love was the game's leading rebounder, he was also outscored by Larry Nance, J.R. Smith, LeBron James, Lance Stephenson, Myles Turner, Bojan Bogdanovic and Victor Oladipo.
Apr 15 - 6:17 PM

Cavs coach Tyronn Lue is relying on Kevin Love to help set the tone alongside LeBron James.

The fact that Lue felt the need to vocalize this is interesting and as dominant as playoff LeBron can be, the Cavs are going to need more than just James if they're going to again reach the NBA Finals. If Love struggles to make an impact vs. the Pacers, we could have a very interesting first-round series.
Apr 15 - 2:12 PM

Kevin Love (rest) and Kyle Korver (rest) are out vs. New York on Wednesday.

Either the Cavs think they can beat the Knicks without these two, or they really don't care about the No. 3 seed -- the latter makes sense. Jeff Green should get heavy minutes and perhaps more Larry Nance while John Holland could be asked to play more tonight.
Apr 11 - 6:23 PM

Kevin Love scored 16 points (on 5-of-10 shooting) with six rebounds, three assists, four 3-pointers, one steal and three turnovers in 31 minutes on Thursday.

This is the second straight game in which Love has shot 50 percent from the floor and knocked down four treys. His rebounding numbers were a bit lower than usual in this one, but he'll look to remedy that Friday night vs. the Sixers. That game could very well decide who ends up securing the No. 3 seed in the East.
Apr 5 - 11:52 PM

Kevin Love returned from an illness and hit four 3-pointers for 18 points, 15 rebounds and a steal.

He also hit 6-of-6 free throws tonight and the Cavs got the win over the Raptors because Love, Jose Calderon and LeBron James all put on a show, while starters Jeff Green and Rodney Hood also played well. Love should be good to go the rest of the way, as the Cavs are in a playoff fight with the Sixers for the No. 3 seed.
Apr 3 - 9:43 PM

Kevin Love (illness) will play Tuesday against Toronto.

Love skipped shootaround with the illness, but he'll gut it out for this one with the Cavs fighting for seeding. Love has been struggling with his shot as of late, and might not be quite 100% tonight, so he's a risky DFS play with a tough matchup against Toronto. He's safe to fire up in all season-long settings, though.
Apr 3 - 5:47 PM

Kevin Love (illness) missed shootaround and is questionable for Tuesday's game vs. Toronto.

The Cavs-Raps game tips off at 7:00 pm EST, so we should have an update on Love's status at approximately 5:30 pm when Cavs' interim coach Larry Drew addresses the media pregame. If Love is unable to play, Larry Nance, Jeff Green and Tristan Thompson would likely divvy up extended minutes. Nance is the most attractive fantasy option amongst those three.
Apr 3 - 11:04 AM

Kevin Love notched 13 points and 13 rebounds on Sunday, adding two 3-pointers, one steal and one block in 36 minutes vs. the Mavericks.

Love shot 4-of-13 from the field and 3-of-5 from the line, but this was a step in the right direction after Friday's foul-plagued dud. With his recent concussion in the rearview mirror, he's once again a top-50 machine for fantasy owners -- and with tonight's effort, he became the seventh active player with 400+ double-doubles in his career.
Apr 1 - 9:22 PM

Kevin Love (concussion) returned from a one-game absence on Friday vs. the Pelicans, scoring eight points on 3-of-11 shots with eight rebounds, two assists and one steal in 24 minutes.

This line could've looked a lot better but he missed all six of his 3-point attempts. Love cleared the concussion protocol right before tip-off and was also sporting some braces for his loose tooth, but he did leave the game favoring his right hamstring. He was able to return, but this is at least worth monitoring in advance of Sunday's game vs. Dallas. For now, expect him to play.
Mar 30 - 10:39 PM

Kevin Love (concussion) will play on Friday night against the Pelicans.

He only needed to miss one game after his scary collision on Tuesday. Love did get 33 minutes in the last game and there's been no word on him being limited today. He takes away from Tristan Thompson the most, but Larry Nance should still be able to find around 20 minutes.
Mar 30 - 6:48 PM

Kevin Love (concussion) is listed as questionable for Friday's game vs. New Orleans.

Love was placed in the NBA's concussion protocol on Wednesday, so it would be very surprising if he was cleared to play Friday night. We should have an update following the Cavs' shootaround this afternoon. Tristan Thompson started for the Cavs on Wednesday, but finished with just two points and three rebounds in 16 minutes. Larry Nance had four points, nine rebounds, and four steals in 20 minutes off the bench.
Source: NBA.com
Mar 30 - 9:33 AM

Kevin Love (concussion) will not play on Wednesday night against the Hornets.

He received additional evaluation Wednesday morning and has been placed in the NBA concussion protocol. Love had concussion symptoms last night, and the Cavs may not have Love for Friday against the Pelicans. Larry Nance should benefit most while Jeff Green and Tristan Thompson would likely see more run.
Mar 28 - 2:06 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1George Hill
2Jordan Clarkson
3Jose Calderon
4London Perrantes
SG1J.R. Smith
2Rodney Hood
3Kyle Korver
4Marcus Thornton
5John Holland
SF1LeBron James
2Cedi Osman
3Jeff Green
PF1Kevin Love
2Okaro White
C1Tristan Thompson
2Larry Nance
3Ante Zizic
4Kendrick Perkins