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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 (illness) missed Tuesday's shootaround, but is probable for Tuesday's game against the Celtics.
While the Cavs told Love to stay home for Tuesday morning's shootaround, the good news for his fantasy owners is that he is still listed as probable to face the Celtics. We'll update Love's status as soon as more information becomes available, but Tristan Thompson would be in line for a value boost if Love's status is downgraded. Mar 3 - 11:38 AM

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Kevin Love made 6-of-19 from the field for 17 points with 10 rebounds, three assists, two blocks, two steals and one 3-pointer against the Pacers on Friday.

While he does have a bigger chance to produce, Love actually hasn't really stepped up. He actually made just 3-of-15 from the field in the last game without LeBron James back on Jan. 28. Love hasn't been playing well right now, averaging 16.2 points, 9.8 boards and 2.8 treys in his last five. He's fine, though.
Feb 27 - 11:41 PM

Kevin Love scored 16 points on 5-of-10 shooting with eight boards in Thursday's win over the Warriors, adding one assist and three 3-pointers in 37 minutes.

The low shot attempts probably had something to do with LeBron James going off for 42 points, but the good news is that he kept up his torrid pace from beyond the arc. Love has now averaged 4.3 3-pointers over his last three games which has opened up driving lanes for LeBron James and Kyrie Irving. Love may see an increased role on offense in Indiana Friday with Kyrie Irving nursing a shoulder injury, so owners in daily leagues should take that into consideration.
Feb 26 - 11:55 PM

Kevin Love tied his career-high with eight 3-pointers on Tuesday, finishing a road win in Detroit with 24 points, nine rebounds, three assists, one steal and zero turnovers.

Kyrie Irving has been cold from the perimeter lately, which makes Love's bombardment even better news for a Cavs team which already dominates the mid-range thanks to LeBron -- they're shooting 46.5 percent when 15-19 feet from the hoop, while the second-ranked Hawks are at 44.8 percent. Love is coming off a solid 16 & 16 performance from Sunday and it appears he's figured out how to "fit in" with his new star-studded team.
Feb 24 - 10:34 PM

Kevin Love double-doubled during Sunday's blowout win over the Knicks with 16 points on 7-of-14 shooting to go with 16 rebounds, one assist and two 3-pointers over 29 minutes of action.

If only Love could play against the Knicks everyday. Love's production has been sporadic this season, as he's often been the odd man out of Cleveland's Big-3. He's scored 16, eight, 12, 32, and five points in his previous five outings, but he's also averaging a healthy 9.2 rebounds and 2.2 three-pointers per game during that span. The scoring will fluctuate, but his contributions in rebounds and 3-pointers will carry his early-round evaluation.
Feb 22 - 5:19 PM

Kevin Love (eye) played in Friday's blowout win over the Wizards, scoring eight points on 3-of-8 shooting (no threes) with six rebounds, three assists and three steals in 30 minutes.

Love was limping around a tiny bit and that seems like it's going to be his story this season. He blew a dunk due to lack of explosion and owners will want to watch his injury status very closely down the stretch. The fact he isn't moving his best right after the All Star break isn't a great sign.
Feb 21 - 2:15 AM

Kevin Love is starting against the Wizards on Friday night.

He's eye injury is behind him and he should be good to go in a sub-par matchup. Love hasn't come around quite like Kyrie Irving and LeBron James, but it could start clicking soon.
Feb 20 - 7:26 PM

Kevin Love said that his eye completely healed over the All-Star break, and he should be available to play Friday vs. the Wizards.

It would be shocking to see Love sit this one out, so owners can go ahead and get him in their active lineups. We'll let you know if anything changes, but Love will likely slide back into the starting lineup on Friday, which will send Tristan Thompson back to the bench. He’ll draw a tough matchup against Washington, but remains a must-start guy every time he's in uniform.
Feb 20 - 11:50 AM

Kevin Love (eye) will not play vs. the Bulls on Thursday.

An earlier ESPN report stated that Love would play, then he was downgraded to a game-time decision, and he was ruled out after shooting around with goggles before the game. It's a disappointing turn of events for Love's owners but shouldn't affect him after the All-Star break, as Cleveland doesn't play again for a full week. His absence means more minutes and opportunities for fill-in starter Tristan Thompson, with guys like Shawn Marion, Iman Shumpert and Mike Miller also likely to get a boost in the rotation.
Feb 12 - 7:25 PM

Updating a previous report, Kevin Love (eye) is currently being evaluated and he'll be a game-time decision for Thursday's game against the Bulls.

There was an earlier report from ESPN stating that Love would play, and it would appear everything is moving in that direction, but nothing is official just yet from the Cavs side. Owners will need to check back for an official update closer to tip-off, and if he's forced to sit, Tristan Thompson will be the primary beneficiary. Stay tuned.
Feb 12 - 6:36 PM

Kevin Love (eye) is a go for Thursday's game against the Bulls.

Those that had planned on using Tristan Thompson as a plug-and-play option in daily leagues with the idea that Love was going to sit should probably look elsewhere for production. Love will get a favorable matchup tonight against the Bulls, so make sure he's on your active roster.
Feb 12 - 5:26 PM

Kevin Love (eye) is expected to play Thursday vs. the Bulls, according to Ramona Shelburne of

While things aren't official just yet, most signs are pointing towards Love giving it a go in what will be a favorable matchup against the Bulls. We'll be getting another update closer to tip-off, but at this point it appears to be safe to deploy Love in all active lineups.
Feb 12 - 3:35 PM

Kevin Love (eye) is questionable for Thursday's game against the Bulls.

Love suffered a right corneal abrasion on Wednesday and could sit this one out with the All-Star break starting on Friday. We'll have more updates as we get closer to game time, but Tristan Thompson would be a solid plug-and-play option if Love sits.
Feb 12 - 1:27 PM

Kevin Love suffered a right corneal abrasion on Wednesday and he is going to travel with the team to Chicago on Thursday.

He is going to be re-evaluated on Thursday and the team should have an update for him in the morning. A scratched cornea could require some time off, but the All-Star break certainly helps here. Hopefully there is nothing retina related, which would likely require more time off. If Love is out, Tristan Thompson would get more run and the Cavs would likely use LeBron at the four on occasion, too.
Feb 11 - 10:34 PM

Kevin Love suffered a right eye injury on Wednesday and will not return.

Uh oh. He will be evaluated on Thursday before the game against the Bulls and we would consider him questionable. There's always the possibility of a scratched cornea, but there's no way to project how much time he'll miss. Tristan Thompson doesn't really have much upside in standard leagues, so he's more of a points-league or deep add right now. Love finished with 12 points, six rebounds, four assists, two steals, one block and one 3-pointer.
Feb 11 - 9:58 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
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
3Kendrick Perkins
4Anderson Varejao