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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 double-doubled vs. the Wizards on Friday with 15 points and 12 rebounds.
He shot an efficient 6-of-12 from the field and 3-of-4 from the line, adding four assists and two turnovers. Coach Ty Lue said before the game that Love is not restricted to back-to-back sets anymore, and with Love playing 29 minutes tonight, he's likely going to give it a go on Saturday vs. the Wizards. Mar 24 - 9:41 PM

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Kyrie Irving, J.R. Smith, LeBron James, Kevin Love and Tristan Thompson will start against the Hornets on Friday.

The Cavs have a back-to-back with tonight's game and tomorrow with the Wizards coming to Cleveland. Coach Ty Lue said Love is not restricted to back-to-back sets anymore, so he could play in both games this weekend. Go ahead and get them in your lineups for tonight, but keep an eye out for some limited minutes.
Mar 24 - 6:16 PM

Kevin Love played only 22 minutes during Wednesday's game, posting nine points, three 3-pointers, seven rebounds, two steals and one block.

The Cavs' starters were crushed to begin the game and coach Ty Lue relied on his bench heavily tonight, to Love's detriment. He still managed to post a decent fantasy line, however, and at least he'll be well-rested for Friday's road game. The loss also makes it less likely that Cleveland will rest their key guys, as Boston is now just one game back for the No. 1 seed.
Mar 23 - 12:00 AM

Kevin Love scored 21 points with 15 rebounds in Sunday's 125-120 win against the Lakers.

Love was back after resting in Saturday's game against the Clippers and apparently the down time did him some good. He hit three triples and was active on the boards, looking good in the town where he played his college ball at UCLA. Love was markedly better than Thursday, his first game back after a long layoff following knee surgery. You can likely bank on Love resting during back-to-back situations and whenever the score gets remotely out of hand, as the Cavs need their big man for what they hope is another long postseason run.
Mar 20 - 12:06 AM

Kevin Love will not play on Saturday night against the Clippers.

This isn't surprising at all with the Cavs resting Love on the front end of a back-to-back set. It actually wouldn't even be a surprise to see him rest on Sunday, too. The Cavs are playing with house money on Love because he beat his timetable to return. He'll be seeing several games off as the Cavs get ready for the postseason. Channing Frye will start and benefit most tonight.
Mar 18 - 7:10 PM

Kevin Love returned from knee surgery on Thursday and hit 5-of-9 shots for 10 points and nine rebounds in 20 minutes.

Baby steps, right? He looked pretty good and should see his minutes count slowly increase as the season winds down. But the fact he nearly double-doubled in his first game back is a great sign, so owners should plan on deploying him any time he's going to play for the Cavs. Just make sure he's in the lineup when the Cavs go back-to-back this Saturday and Sunday, Mar. 24-25, Mar. 30-31, Apr. 4-5 and Apr. 9-10.
Mar 16 - 9:51 PM

Kevin Love (knee) will return to the starting lineup on Thursday against the Jazz.

He is going to have a minutes limit, but this is wonderful news for the Cavs. They'll have about a month to get him back on track before the first round of the playoffs. The Cavs will almost certainly rest him in some back-to-back games. Make sure he's not still sitting on the waiver wire right now.
Mar 16 - 5:20 PM

Kevin Love (knee) could return to the court as soon as Saturday's game vs. the Clippers, according to Brian Windhorst of ESPN.

Love was able to practice two days in a row, and while Wednesday's practice was just a light 20-minute workout, there have been whispers that he's looking to get back to the court by this weekend. Tyronn Lue said that he'll start as soon as he's cleared to play, so it makes sense to grab him if you're currently in a bye-week, or you have an open IR-slot. Just know that even if he's starting, his minutes will likely be relegated to the lower-20s for at least the first few weeks of his return.
Mar 15 - 5:19 PM

Kevin Love (knee surgery) went through a light practice on Wednesday.

The Cavs only practiced for 20 minutes on Wednesday, so it was definitely a very light practice, but head coach Tyronn Lue did seem to hint that Love is on the cusp of a return. Love also got in some 3-on-3 work on Tuesday, and while he's still not officially been cleared to play, he's going to attempt to get back on the court sometime during Cleveland's upcoming four-game road trip (possibly this weekend). Lue said that Love will start once he's cleared, so he should be considered must-own in leagues with an IR-spot. Channing Frye and Richard Jefferson will lose most their value once Love is back on the court.
Mar 15 - 1:29 PM

Kevin Love (knee surgery) participated in a 3-on-3 scrimmage on Tuesday and he may be able to return to action during Cleveland's upcoming four-game road trip.

Love is currently at the 4-week mark of his initial 6-week timetable, but he described the knee scope as "very minor," so it sounds like there's a chance he could beat the initial 6-week timeline. The Cavs begin their four-game road trip on Saturday in Los Angeles and end it on Friday, March 24 in Charlotte. If Love is able to get back during this road trip, he'll likely be eased back into things, but with the potential for an imminent return, he needs to be stashed in all leagues with an IR-spot and should be strongly considered for those currently in a bye-week. Channing Frye will lose most of his value once Love returns to the court.
Mar 14 - 6:21 PM

Kevin Love (knee surgery) was able to go through some on-court agility and shooting drills following Monday morning's shootaround.

Love had his stitches removed last week, and started going through on-court workouts prior to Cleveland leaving for their three-game road trip on March 1. To be clear, in a best case scenario, Love won't be getting back to the court until just two weeks remain in the regular season, and he's sure to be eased back into things with rest days on back-to-back sets, so he's not a very attractive stash in leagues without an IR-spot.
Mar 6 - 3:06 PM

Kevin Love (knee) said on Friday his knee scope was "very minor."

"I don't know what the [plan is] as far as other guys resting or me resting going forward, but I imagine between J.R. [Smith] and myself, we'll get out there and get our wind and be ready to go for whenever [the playoffs start] in April," Love said. He is expected to miss almost all of March and he'll be seeing plenty of maintenance days upon his return. Channing Frye should have some value for owners needing treys.
Source: ESPN.com
Feb 24 - 4:41 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

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