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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 will undergo a scope on his left knee that is expected to sideline him for six weeks.
This is obviously a major blow to both the Cavs and to Love owners. There are only eight weeks left in the NBA season, so even if Love stays on schedule and returns six weeks from today, Cleveland will likely limit his minutes over the final fortnight of the regular season in order to keep him fresh for the playoffs. In the interim, Channing Frye will likely see the biggest boost in fantasy value, with Richard Jefferson also soaking up extra minutes. Feb 14 - 11:06 AM

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There is "concern" in Cleveland that Kevin Love (knee) "could be in line for an extended absence," according to Cleveland beat reporter Joe Vardon.

"I would love to be able to tell you that he'll miss three games and be back, but I can't right now because we don't know," general manager David Griffin said. Love has already been ruled out for Tuesday's game and appears extremely unlikely to play Wednesday. Love will get a second opinion on Tuesday, and we will have to wait until the team announces the results of that exam. Channing Frye will start at power forward on Tuesday. Kyrie Irving and LeBron James will be asked to shoulder more of the offensive load with Love sidelined.
Feb 14 - 9:49 AM

Kevin Love is seeking a second opinion on his injured left knee.

Love has been ruled out for Tuesday's game against the Timberwolves, and there's a good chance we won't see him back on the court until after the All-Star break. Love did have an MRI on his knee, but the results have yet to be released, and the fact that he's seeking a second opinion isn't a great sign. Channing Frye will start in his place on Tuesday night, and he's someone to consider throwing out there as a 3-point streamer or DFS punt play.
Source: AP News
Feb 13 - 4:01 PM

Kevin Love (left knee) will not play vs. the Timberwolves on Tuesday.

Love had an MRI on Sunday and he'll have more testing and treatment in the next few days. It's never a good sign when a player is ruled out days in advance, but the Cavs are probably just being extra cautious with Love. Until he returns, expect Channing Frye and Richard Jefferson to soak up extra minutes.
Feb 12 - 3:08 PM

Kevin Love started on Thursday and had 15 points, 12 rebounds and three steals on 5-of-12 shooting in 31 minutes in a 118-109 loss to the Thunder.

The Cavs considered resting their Big 3 tonight and probably wish they would have after taking the loss with Love, LeBron and Kyrie all in the starting lineup tonight. The Cavs don't play again until Saturday against the Nuggets, so we'll have to see if the Big 3 all play in that one. We're guessing that they'll be out there on Saturday, but owners will want to keep an eye out for news on Saturday.
Feb 9 - 10:38 PM

Kevin Love is expected to play against the Thunder on Thursday.

He was expected to rest, but something may have changed here. Love is just coming off a back problem from the weekend, so conventional wisdom suggested he would rest on the road today. However, it sounds like he's a go.
Feb 9 - 6:42 PM

Kevin Love (rest) is unlikely to play against the Thunder on Thursday.

Coach Ty Lue said he is "probably" going to rest for the national TV game. After a massive 39-point explosion on Monday, Love cooled off on Wednesday with 14 points, 10 rebounds, two assists, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer in 35 minutes. If he does sit, Channing Frye should benefit most along with James Jones and Richard Jefferson.
Feb 8 - 9:45 PM

Kevin Love scored 39 points with 12 rebounds, three assists, three steals and six 3-pointers in 42 minutes against the Wizards on Monday.

He was simply amazing and pulled down a huge board to ice the game with two free throws on the other end. Just as we've seen for the past month, we've seen a ton of Love and Carmelo Anthony rumors. Earlier today, the rumor mill was heating up again with the New York Daily News reporting LeBron James is pushing to get Carmelo Anthony, even if it includes Kevin Love. However, NBA.com's David Aldridge reports James wanting Carmelo Anthony even if it includes Kevin Love is "totally untrue." These rumors won't be going away, but Love sure did boost his value in fantasy and reality today.
Feb 6 - 11:15 PM

Kevin Love scored 23 points with 16 rebounds, one assist, one steal and four 3-pointers against the Knicks on Saturday.

He's actually been pretty solid coming off injuries. In five games following time off, he averaged 18.8 points and 14.4 boards. Perhaps the takeaway on that is Love is 100 percent when he's back on the floor. The Cavs have four games this week with one back-to-back set, so Love's owners may want to make sure he good for Wednesday or Thursday. You're obviously starting him.
Feb 4 - 11:57 PM

Kevin Love (back) will play against the Knicks on Saturday.

There's no word on Love being limited here, so there's a chance he's back to his usual role of 31.5 minutes per game. Love has actually responded nicely when he's coming off an injury double-doulbes in every game. He gets a good matchup here, so he's actually a viable DFS play. Channing Frye takes a big hit along with Richard Jefferson.
Feb 4 - 7:03 PM

Kevin Love (back) expects to play Saturday vs. the Knicks.

Love has missed two straight games but said his lower back issue is "under control" and, barring an unforeseen setback, expects to return for the Cavs Saturday in New York, according to Cleveland.com. Love fully participated in practice on Friday. "I feel like we do have it under control," Love said. "We know exactly what's doing it now while we might not have in the past." Richard Jefferson and Channing Frye will see their minutes reduced with Love back in the lineup.
Feb 3 - 1:26 PM

An MRI taken on Kevin Love's back came back clean.

There is no structural damage and Love remains day-to-day, but the Cavs will hold him out of Wednesday's game vs. the Wolves as a precaution. His next chance to play will be on Saturday vs. the Knicks. Richard Jefferson started in his place on Monday vs. Dallas, but coach Tyronn Lue said he will mix up his starting lineups based on the matchups until Love is cleared.
Jan 30 - 8:55 PM

Kevin Love (back spasms) won't play vs. the Mavericks on Monday.

Love won't travel with the team to Dallas. He'll have an MRI on Monday and if all goes well he could conceivably return as soon as Wednesday's home game vs. the Wolves, but that's optimistic. Until he's healthy enough to play, expect to see more from Richard Jefferson (31 minutes on Sunday) and Channing Frye. Fantasy owners should also note that LeBron James and Kyrie Irving have been confirmed as active for Monday's back-to-back game.

Kevin Love is dealing with back spasms and he will not return to Sunday's game against the Thunder.

Love went to the locker room early as the first half came to a close and now we know why. He'll end his evening with eight boards, one assist and just one point on 0-of-4 shooting from the field and 1-of-2 from the stripe. Love won't have much time to rest up as the Cavs play again Monday vs. the Mavericks, so for now, we'll be considering him questionable for that one. If he's out, Channing Frye or James Jones will move into the starting five with Richard Jefferson seeing an uptick in minutes.

Kevin Love scored 13 points with 14 rebounds, two assists, one steal, one block and three 3-pointers against the Nets on Friday.

He went to the locker room a couple minutes early before half and started the third quarter. There hasn't been anything specific on Love yet, but he was shaking his right hand in the first half and he showed no sign of a limp whatsoever when he went to the locker room. Coach Ty Lue said he doesn't want to rest guys until the Cavs are playing well again, so Love's owners can expect some good minutes on the horizon. We'll keep an eye out for any hand issues.
Jan 27 - 11:36 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Kyrie Irving
2DeAndre Liggins
3Kay Felder
SG1J.R. Smith
2Iman Shumpert
3Kyle Korver
4Jordan McRae
SF1LeBron James
2Richard Jefferson
3James Jones
PF1Kevin Love
2Channing Frye
3Derrick Williams
C1Tristan Thompson