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Kevin Love | Center/Forward

Team: Cleveland Cavaliers
Age / DOB:  (27) / 9/7/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 243
College: UCLA
Contract: view contract details

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LeBron James says he expects "big things" from Kevin Love this season.
"He will do some of the things he did prior to last year," James said. Love only had a 21.6 usage rate in his 1,890 minutes with LeBron last year, and 68.4 percent of his shots came without a dribble overall. By comparison, Love had a 28.4 usage rate with the Wolves in 2013-14 with 64.5 percent of his shots coming without a bounce. He's a risky pick in the third round. Sep 30 - 3:27 PM

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Kevin Love (shoulder) and Timofey Mozgov (knee) were limited to non-contact work during the Cavs' first practice on Tuesday.

Both Love and Mozgov were expected to be limited during training camp, although they should be good to go for Cleveland's regular-season opener on October 27. Love could start year strong if Kyrie Irving (knee) isn't ready until Christmas, and he'll look to build upon last year's averages of 16.4 points, 9.7 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.9 three-pointers per game. Love, at the very least, is capable of returning fourth-round value, while Mozgov shouldn't be viewed as anything more than a late-round flier in standard leagues.
Sep 29 - 5:00 PM

Kevin Love (shoulder) said he feels great, but expects to be limited for at least the start of training camp.

The Cavs don't have a timetable for Love's return, but it's good to hear he's feeling better after suffering his shoulder injury in the first round of the playoffs last season. We'll keep an eye on Love's status, but he's a risky pick in the early rounds of fantasy drafts and is better off left for another fantasy owner to roll the dice on.
Sep 29 - 12:27 PM

Kevin Love (shoulder) does not have a timetable for his return.

The Cavs do not have a timetable for Kyrie Irving (knee) either, but both are expected to participate in training camp to some extent. Given the marginalization of his role, the injury he's coming off of and the uncertain timetable, it's better to let someone else roll the dice on Love's ability to rebound.
Sep 28 - 1:23 PM

Kevin Love (shoulder) has not started taking contact in his workouts yet.

According to this report from Chris Haynes, Love "will be fully cleared with no limitations before [Kyrie] Irving is given the green light." It would be a big surprise to see him not be ready for the opener, and he should get some preseason action in, too. Love has been a bit injury prone in his career and the Cavs will likely handle him carefully in April, so he's not quite worth a second round pick right now.
Sep 21 - 5:17 PM

Kevin Love (shoulder) is making "excellent progress," according to Terry Pluto of

Additionally, Love is said to be in "superb" physical condition, but this reads a little bit like a pump up the volume piece on Love. Regardless, Love concentrated on "core training" during the offseason, which should help him bang in the low post. Love is no longer the slam dunk first-round selection he once was in fantasy drafts.
Sep 14 - 10:02 AM

Kevin Love (shoulder) appeared to be doing some workouts at LeBron James' pre-training camp.

There's no clear indication, but Love was in basketball gear and it looked like he worked up a sweat. He's expected to be 100 percent in about one month. The training staff could keep Love limited to start the season, so his owners might want to keep their expectations low to start the year.
Sep 12 - 8:40 PM

In an interview on Late Night with Seth Meyers, Kevin Love (shoulder) said that he is about a month away from returning to action.

"I feel great," Love said. "I actually spent three weeks in Park City, Utah at the Olympic training facility there, rehabbed my shoulder, got in great shape and now I feel great. I’m probably about a month, month and a half away, I don’t want to set an immediate deadline now but I really feel great." The Cavaliers open training camp on Sept. 27, so this timetable puts him in danger of missing most of the preseason. The Cavaliers plan on being "modest" with Love's minutes right out of the gate, so owners who spend an early round pick on him will have to be patient.
Sep 12 - 9:20 AM

According to Terry Pluto of the Plain Dealer, the Cavaliers will be "modest" with Kevin Love's minutes early on in the season.

Love is coming off shoulder surgery and is expected to be ready in time for training camp, but this report isn't too surprising. The Cavaliers should be able to coast through the regular season, and they clearly don't want to jeopardize Love's health by giving him a massive workload right away. That being said, Love should be able to find his form quickly and is still a solid pick in the early rounds.
Sep 6 - 12:05 PM

LeBron James said that Kevin Love (shoulder) made an effort to sit down with him this summer and talk about the upcoming season.

"He wanted to talk about the season, what could happen with the team going forward," James said. "I was absolutely open to it. I was one of the people that wanted him there when we made the trade last summer. The fact that he committed to us let me know the type of guy we have. I think he's going to be great for us. I think he'll be an All-Star this year and a much more vocal part of the team this season." Love is expected to return to the court within the next week, so it's safe to say that he should be ready in time for training camp.
Aug 14 - 10:15 AM

Kevin Love (shoulder) said that he will be able to return to the basketball court in 7-10 days.

It's currently unclear exactly when Love will be able to start going through full contact drills, but this is certainly a step in the right direction, and he should be ready when training camp opens up in September. Love struggled a bit during his inaugural season in Cleveland, adjusting to being a third option on offense behind Kyrie Irving and LeBron James. However, he should be able to return to his averages of 16.4 points, 9.7 rebounds and 1.9 three-pointers per game with the Cavs next season, so he'll be worth an early-round selection on draft day.
Aug 11 - 5:08 PM

Kevin Love (shoulder) and Andre Drummond will be attending Team USA's minicamp, though it should be noted that Love will still be rehabbing.

While Carmelo Anthony, Paul George and Kevin Durant will all likely show up in Vegas, they will likely be watching on the sidelines with Love. It is widely expected that Love's shoulder will be ready in time for the Cleveland's training camp, but we should have plenty of updates throughout the summer. As for Drummond, he is entering a contract year and will look to build off a phenomenal 2014-15 campaign in which he averaged 13.8 points, 13.5 boards and 1.9 blocks per game.
Jul 26 - 4:41 PM

Cavs GM David Griffin said there was "no truth" to the idea that Kevin Love desired to play in Los Angeles.

"All of the media stuff that was out there about him and L.A. and all these other things was just so asinine," he said. There was no truth to any of that. Nothing that was being written about him having eyes for someplace else was ever in conjunction with what he was saying to us. Everything he did was exactly what he was saying all along." We can now retire the speculation on Love's future (for now) after the big man signed a new five-year max contract to remain in Cleveland.
Jul 13 - 9:23 AM

Kevin Love (shoulder) is expected to be ready in time for training camp.

Cavaliers general manager David Griffin said that he has no fear that Love won't be ready in time for camp, and all indications suggest that his rehab is going well. Love recently signed a five-year, $110 million deal with Cleveland, so hopefully he can show some improvement after a disappointing 2014-15 campaign.
Jul 12 - 9:54 AM

Kevin Love has officially signed a five-year contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Cleveland fans won't have to worry about Love pulling a DeAndre Jordan as his five-year, $110 deal is now official. "I just felt Cleveland was and has been the right place," Love said. "Chase what you love and everything will chase you right back," he said. "That's happiness. Now I can focus on the game I grew up watching. I love the game." While Love had a bit of a disappointing 2014-15 campaign, he's still just 26 years old and his upside is worth a second or third round pick in fantasy leagues.
Jul 9 - 12:07 PM

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All Positions
PG1Kyrie Irving
2Mo Williams
3Matthew Dellavedova
SG1Iman Shumpert
2J.R. Smith
3Austin Daye
4Joe Harris
5Jared Cunningham
6James Jones
SF1LeBron James
2Richard Jefferson
3Cedi Osman
4Sir'Dominic Pointer
PF1Kevin Love
2Tristan Thompson
C1Timofey Mozgov
2Anderson Varejao
3Sasha Kaun