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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 was held to five points on 2-of-13 shooting during Sunday's Game 4 win over the Pacers, adding 16 rebounds, three assists, one 3-pointer, one block and four turnovers in 35 minutes.
Love got off to a slow start offensively in this one, not even getting his first bucket until the final minute of the second quarter, but he made his presence felt on the glass all game long. In general, he was solid through the first-round, owning averages of 15.5 points, 9.3 boards, 2.0 assists, 2.3 triples and 2.5 turnovers per game, and he should continue to flirt with these numbers in Round 2. Apr 23 - 4:10 PM

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Kevin Love said he won't have any extra motivation in Game 4 after getting benched in the fourth quarter of Game 3 along with Kyrie Irving.

"No, that's silly," Love said. "If anything, we look at it like that was great for that second unit and those guys stepping up for us. It will give them a lot of confidence, give us a lot of confidence in all sorts of positions and situations that they can help us win. If they can do that, then now we got to go out with the first unit, especially in the first half, and play better." Love was incredible in the first two games of the series against Indiana, so expect a bounce-back performance on Sunday as the Cavs attempt to sweep the Pacers.
Source: ESPN
Apr 23 - 10:09 AM

Kevin Love scored 13 points with six rebounds, one assist and three 3-pointers in 27 minutes against the Pacers on Thursday.

He did not play in the final 14 minutes of this game as coach Ty Lue stuck with his bench guys to help LeBron James. Love was remarkably efficient in the first two games with his 88.7 true shooting percentage, but this time it was Channing Frye knocking down shots. Expect Love to get big minutes on Sunday, assuming no garbage time.
Apr 20 - 10:28 PM

Kevin Love was incredibly efficient in Game 2 vs. the Pacers on Monday, scoring 27 points on 6-of-7 shooting from the field and 12-of-12 from the line.

He also hit 3-of-4 triples and grabbed 11 rebounds with three assists and a block. The Pacers foolishly put Lance Stephenson on him for several possessions and they obviously paid the price. Tristan Thompson added four points, 10 rebounds and two blocks for the Cavaliers, while Channing Frye scored three points in 13 minutes off the bench.
Apr 17 - 10:42 PM

Kevin Love scored 17 points with four rebounds, one assist, two blocks and two 3-pointers in 31 minutes against the Pacers on Saturday.

He scored 10 points in the first quarter and five in the second, but the Cavs went away from Love later in the game. The Cavs did only roll with Love as the lone big man for just one minute during this game, so that'll be something to watch as the postseason moves along.
Apr 15 - 6:20 PM

Kevin Love (rest) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Raptors.

With Love on the sidelines, Channing Frye figures to re-enter the starting lineup, and he could be someone to look to as a deep league streamer for those seeking some triples with a trickle of blocks. Tristan Thompson (thumb) will also be back in action tonight, and he might play close to 40 minutes tonight with the Cavs main guys watching from the sidelines.
Apr 12 - 6:24 PM

Kevin Love posted 25 points, 10 rebounds and a steal over 36 minutes in Monday's overtime loss at Miami.

Kevlar ended up fouling out of the game, but he looked rested and ready to go. Love also saw more offensive responsibilities with Kyrie Irving and LeBron James resting again. Love will look to wrap up the regular season in strong fashion when the Raptors pay a visit Wednesday night.
Apr 10 - 11:10 PM

Kevin Love (illness) is in the starting lineup for Monday's game vs. the Heat.

The Cavaliers were originally planning to rest Love along with LeBron James and Kyrie Irving, but with Tristan Thompson (thumb) out again, the Cavs would've been very thin up front. They can also the lock up the No. 1 seed in the East if they win their next two games. Love played 42 minutes on Sunday and it's not clear if the illness is legit or if it's a phantom injury as an excuse for potentially resting, but his owners in season-long leagues can deploy him.
Apr 10 - 6:20 PM

Updating a previous report, Kevin Love (illness) is being listed as questionable for Monday's game against the Heat.

While Love is being listed as questionable, he's also not being listed in the Cavs' projected starting lineup, so it seems likely that he'll be rested tonight. If Love is indeed forced to join LeBron James (rest), Kyrie Irving (rest) and Tristan Thompson (thumb) on the sidelines, Channing Frye and Richard Jefferson will be forced into heavy minutes, with Frye offering the most upside.
Apr 10 - 2:57 PM

Kevin Love will rest on Monday vs. the Heat.

Love played 42 minutes in an overtime loss to the Hawks on Sunday and this will be his second maintenance day since he returned from knee surgery on Mar. 16. Richard Jefferson and Channing Frye should benefit with Love out, but Frye is the better play in DFS.
Apr 10 - 1:39 PM

Kevin Love double-doubled during Sunday's overtime loss to the Hawks, registering 11 points, 15 boards, five assists, one 3-pointer, one block and four turnovers in 42 minutes.

Love has been ultra-active on the glass over the past three with Tristan Thompson (thumb) on the sidelines, pumping out averages of 15.3 rebounds, 13.7 points, 3.0 assists and 1.7 triples per contest, but unfortunately, he's also connected on just 32.6 percent of his shot attempts over that three-game span. The shooting should turn around soon enough, and he'll continue to log heavy minutes for however long Thompson is on the shelf.
Apr 9 - 7:00 PM

Kevin Love scored 15 points with 16 rebounds, one assist and one 3-pointer in 32 minutes against the Celtics on Wednesday.

He's dominated the Celtics in his previous two games with averages of 28.0 points, 11.5 boards and 5.0 treys, so this is a bit of a letdown. Love is likely going to have to play more center in the short term because of no Tristan Thompson (thumb), so it'll be interesting to see how the Hawks attack them on Friday. Love should be good to go for now, but he'll likely be rested once the Cavs clinch their seed.
Apr 5 - 11:09 PM

Kevin Love had 28 points, 11 rebounds, two assists, two steals, a block and five 3-pointers in Tuesday's 122-102 win over the Magic.

Love should be back at it again on Wednesday when the Cavs face the Celtics in the game of the night. Love was accused of not even trying a few days ago, but he looked great in this one.
Apr 4 - 9:54 PM

Kevin Love posted 20 points and 12 rebounds in Sunday's OT victory, making 8-of-12 shots with three 3-pointers, one assist and four turnovers.

Tonight's game was all about LeBron and Paul George, but under normal circumstances Love's line would jump out of the boxscore. He came in slumping from the field, at 36.1 percent in his past three games, making this a welcome sight for owners. His minutes have been low in that three-game span, so hopefully he'll be spared a DNP-CD during consecutive games on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Apr 2 - 10:49 PM

Kevin Love scored 18 points with 10 rebounds, three assists, three steals and two 3-pointers in 30 minutes against the 76ers on Friday.

That's better. After fouling out and looking lost on Thursday, Love didn't have as many lapses in this game. The Cavs not playing well should make it more likely they do not rest players, and also Love has been cleared for back-to-backs for a week. Keep rolling him out there and hope for the best.
Mar 31 - 10:53 PM

Depth Charts

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