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Kevin Love | Center/Forward | #0

Team: Cleveland Cavaliers
Age / DOB:  (27) / 9/7/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 251
College: UCLA
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 1 (5) / MEM
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Trading away Kevin Love is not even "remotely a consideration" for Cleveland management, according to sources of Steve Kyler of Basketball Insiders.
While Love struggled to produce against Golden State in the Finals, he still was a major factor in Cleveland's 57-win season, and he also had some big games against the Cavs' Eastern Conference opponents during their postseason run. Additionally, both David Griffin and Tyronn Lue have firmly stated that Love will be on the roster this upcoming season, and there's currently no reason to believe otherwise. Aug 23 - 5:52 PM

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David Griffin said that he intends to keep the Cavs' core group together to see what they are capable of.

This won't stop the trade rumors from swirling around Kevin Love, and it wouldn't be surprising to see Love moved if the right deal came along, but this is also the second time a Cleveland official has alluded to keeping Love on the roster. Love produced top-40 value in 9-cat leagues this past season behind averages of 16.0 points, 9.9 boards, 2.4 assists and 2.1 triples per contest, so he'll be worth an early mid-round selection on draft day if he does indeed remain with the Cavs.
Jun 26 - 6:45 PM

Kevin Love declined an invite to play for Team USA at the Olympics this summer.

He simply wants to rest up after Cleveland's long playoff run. Love didn't play well in the NBA Finals, but he made up for it with a nice performance in Game 7. It would be a surprise if the Cavs didn't bring back most of their championship roster and coach Tyronn Lue said that Love will be a Cavalier next season, but that won't keep Love's name from popping up in the rumor mill this summer.
Jun 26 - 9:12 AM

Tyronn Lue said that Kevin Love will remain with the Cavs next season.

The Warriors presented a tough matchup for Kevin Love, and because of that, he struggled through much of the Finals. However, he had plenty of good games through Cleveland's postseason run, and given that the Cavs still were able to realize their ultimate goal of taking the Larry O'Brien trophy to Cleveland, perhaps he remains a Cavalier next season. Still, there should be a number of teams that will throw out some trade offers, and if the right one comes along, it's not like Love is untouchable.
Jun 22 - 12:56 PM

Teams around the NBA are reportedly still very interested in trading for Kevin Love.

While it's unclear if the Cavs have any interest in trading Love, a rival executive doesn't think Cleveland will be in any rush to discuss potential moves. "There’s going to be some wishful thinking involved," the executive said. "Anyone’s going to listen to offers and some of those might come out in public. But they’re just offers. It doesn’t mean it is coming from Cleveland." While we may see Love on the move this summer, it doesn't sound like any potential deal will happen until after the Olympics in August.
Jun 21 - 10:01 AM

Kevin Love was aggressive throughout the Cavs' Game 7 win on Sunday, finishing with a team-high 14 rebounds to go along with nine points, three assists, two steals and one turnover in 30 minutes of action.

Love's lack of production was a major sub-plot in the Finals, but he flipped the script tonight with impressive work on the boards, a few timely buckets, and some clutch defense against Steph Curry late in the waning moments of the fourth quarter. Love is owed $93.5 million over the next four seasons, and despite this Game 7 performance it's likely that his name will surface in trade rumors this offseason.
Jun 19 - 11:28 PM

Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue expects Kevin Love to have a big game on Sunday.

"He's going to have a big game for us tomorrow, I believe," Lue said before Saturday's practice. "It's all about matchups. It's all about staying on the floor, being out of foul trouble, and I have no problem with Kevin. He's going to be fine." After averaging 16.0 points and 9.9 rebounds during the regular season, Love has been a ghost in the Finals with averages of 8.4 points and 5.4 rebounds on 37 percent shooting from the field.
Jun 19 - 11:53 AM

Kevin Love scored seven points with three rebounds, two assists and one turnover in just 12 minutes on Thursday.

Say what? This is the same Kevin Love that led the NBA in double-doubles during his last year with the Wolves and only three players had more triple-doubles than him that year, too. He is probably not going to start in Game 7 and is pretty much useless in this series.
Jun 17 - 12:07 AM

Kevin Love will start in Game 6 on Thursday.

He certainly didn't earn it after Game 5. Love scored just two points in 33 minutes on Monday and wasn't really effective on the boards either. The Warriors love to attack him, so he will really need to step up with Draymond Green back in action.
Jun 14 - 12:34 AM

Kevin Love moved back into the starting lineup on Monday, scoring two points with three rebounds, one assist, two blocks and two turnovers in 33 minutes.

Ouch. Love was not involved in the offense, but the Cavs didn't need him with Kyrie Irving and LeBron James going off. As disappointing as his stat line is, he wasn't totally egregious on defense. Draymond Green will be back for Game 6, so maybe Love moves back to the bench.
Jun 14 - 12:13 AM

Kevin Love is listed as the starter for the Cavs on Monday.

This is coming from the Warriors, so this isn't "official" just yet. Love had a decent first half on Friday and not having Draymond Green around should really help him. He might have his best game of this series tonight. Expect Love to start, but we'll have an update as needed.
Jun 13 - 8:38 PM

Kevin Love admitted that joining the Cavaliers "hasn't been the easiest transition."

"I mean, I've been asked to do different things, being here," Love said. "I've been asked to be the second, third guy -- third guy most nights. It hasn't been the easiest transition in the world, but as far as being a part of a family, this unit here, I've never been on a team that's closer than this. So that's why I don't understand when I hear people say I'm a square peg in a round hole or something like that." Love will likely get criticized for his phrasing, but it's hard to argue with his point of view.
Source: ESPN
Jun 13 - 9:53 AM

Kevin Love (concussion) came off the bench for 25 minutes against the Warriors on Friday, scoring 11 points with five rebounds, one block and one 3-pointer.

He played better than expected after missing Game 3. Love did not play in the final 5:56 of this game despite the Cavs needing some spacing on offense. Although, the Warriors targeted him as a defender to put him in pick-and-roll defensive sets, so apparently coach Ty Lue didn't trust him there. There's a decent chance he moves back into the starting lineup for Game 5 on Monday.
Jun 10 - 11:57 PM

Kevin Love (concussion) will come off the bench in Game 4 on Friday.

It's the first time he's come off the bench in six years. Love has been sub-par against the Warriors for almost the entire season with two terrible regular-season showings on top of not playing well in The Finals. Considering how well LeBron James played at the four and the terrific play from Richard Jefferson, there may not be much playing time available for Love tonight.
Jun 10 - 8:47 PM

Kevin Love will come off the bench for Game 4 on Friday, according to Cavs play-by-play announcer Fred McLeod.

This move probably is more about how well the Cavs played on Wednesday over how Love is feeling after his concussion. The Cavs starters from Game 3 played together for 22 minutes with a net rating of plus-41.9. Love's playing time figures to take a big hit from his 2016 playoff average of 32.1 minutes per game.
Jun 10 - 8:37 PM