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Kevin Love | Center/Forward | #0

Team: Cleveland Cavaliers
Age / DOB:  (29) / 9/7/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 251
College: UCLA
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 1 (5) / MEM
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Kevin Love (illness) did not practice on Sunday.
He's still not feeling well and was held to three minutes on Saturday without any stats. He does have another 48+ hours to recover, so hopefully he'll be ready to roll vs. the Spurs. Coach Tyronn Lue did say he wants to get Love more touches, but his value has been trending in the wrong direction since Isaiah Thomas got back. Jan 21 - 12:30 PM

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Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue said he needs to get Kevin Love more touches.

"Whoever has it going or whoever is open should get the basketball, so it’s really not an option thing," Lue said. "Kevin’s been great all year and we got to continue to get him touches and continue to feature him, no matter who’s on the floor." His usage rate drops from 26.6 to 20.2 with Isaiah Thomas on the floor, so his value is trending in the wrong direction. Lue has talked about getting Love more touches many times this season, so take his comments with a grain of salt until it actually happens.
Jan 21 - 11:03 AM

Kevin Love did not return from his illness on Saturday, finishing with no stats in three minutes.

It was obvious he wasn't feeling well, so it would've been nice to have been given a heads up. Love was struggling since Isaiah Thomas returned, so this ugly stat line opens his buy-low window even more because of how it will skew his value. Although, the Cavs may have to think about starting Tristan Thompson after they were crushed inside. The Cavs are off until Tuesday, so Love should be ready for that one.
Jan 20 - 6:12 PM

Kevin Love (illness) is questionable to return against the Thunder on Saturday.

The ABC broadcast said Love wasn't feeling well with about 10 minutes left in the second quarter and the team now says he's questionable just a few minutes later. Love had a couple ugly shots and he didn't look well on the bench, so it's possible he doesn't return.
Jan 20 - 4:26 PM

Kevin Love scored 12 points with 11 rebounds, two assists, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer in 31 minutes against the Magic on Thursday.

He has dropped off since Isaiah Thomas returned, averaging just 13.9 points, 7.1 boards, 1.3 assists, 0.9 steals, 0.8 blocks and 2.0 treys on 39.8 percent from the field in those eight. Love's usage rate has dropped to 20.1 in his minutes with Isaiah Thomas, which is way down from his 26.6 without him. While Love may take a small hit, he really shouldn't be this bad. Consider him as a buy-low player who is fully capable of being an early-round guy.
Jan 18 - 10:40 PM

Kevin Love finished with 21 points, 10 rebounds, three steals and a blocked shot across 36 minutes in Friday's 97-95 loss in Indiana.

The Cavs are in a bit of a funk, but Love played well in this one. He was 8-of-14 from the field and a perfect 4-of-4 from the line while leading the team with a plus-9 rating. It was a much-needed good performance after he entered the game shooting just 12-of-43 (27.9 percent) from the floor over his past four outings. He'll look to continue the good work on MLK Day against the visiting Warriors.
Jan 12 - 10:09 PM

Kevin Love had 10 points with nine rebounds, two assists and one turnover against the Raptors on Thursday.

The Cavaliers were blown out for the second game in a row, so Love took an early seat along with Isaiah Thomas and LeBron James. Love is in a really bad slump right now, and if you take away his 27-point effort against Orlando he would have averages of 5.0 points on 4-of-26 shooting in his last three games. He'll bounce back and gets a great matchup on Friday vs. the Pacers to do so.
Jan 11 - 10:32 PM

Kevin Love scored just three points on 1-of-7 shooting in Monday's blowout loss to the Wolves, adding two rebounds and one triple.

He played just 21 minutes, but no starter played more than 27 due to the lopsided score. Love wasn't the only Cavalier who struggled with LeBron James scoring 10 points and Isaiah Thomas scoring nine points before his ejection, but this was Love's second dud in the span of a week with a two-point game against the Celtics on Jan. 3. He'll look to get back on track vs. the Raptors on Thursday.
Jan 8 - 11:31 PM

Kevin Love (ankle) was not only able to start Saturday's game at Orlando, but he played with across 28 minutes, finishing with 27 points.

Love hit 8-of-17 from the floor, but was a solid 6-of-12 from behind the 3-point line, while grabbing five boards and adding an assist. He was limited to 28 minutes because of five personal fouls, not anything to do with his ankle ailment. He'll look to keep it going on Monday night in a special game for him, as he returns to Minnesota.
Jan 6 - 9:47 PM

Kevin Love (ankle) will start on Saturday against the Magic.

He's been expected to start since yesterday, so fire him up in season-long leagues. It'll be very interesting to see how he meshes with Isaiah Thomas in the first unit.
Jan 6 - 6:51 PM

Kevin Love (right ankle) practiced with the team on Friday is expected to start Saturday vs. Orlando.

Love was forced to exit Wednesday's loss to Boston after tweaking his ankle in the second quarter. However, he did return in the second half and apparently has not been hampered by it since. Love scored just two points over 21 minutes on Wednesday but did average 23.5 points, 10.4 rebounds and 3.4 treys over the Cavs final 15 games in December.
Jan 5 - 1:55 PM

Kevin Love (right ankle) will not return against the Celtics on Wednesday.

He went to the locker room at the end of the second quarter, but he did return to start the second half. Perhaps Love's ankle didn't hold up as well as he hoped, and it's important to note that the Celtics are up fairly big at the time of this announcement. Love did not have a good game with two points on 1-of-11 from the field in 21 minutes of action. The Cavs are off until Saturday, so consider Love questionable for that game in Orlando. If he's out, Jae Crowder, Jeff Green and maybe Tristan Thompson should benefit.
Jan 3 - 9:57 PM

Kevin Love played through an illness on Tuesday vs. the Blazers and seemed fine, scoring 19 points on 5-of-7 shots.

He was also 4-of-5 from beyond the arc and 5-of-6 from the line, adding seven rebounds, one block and one steal. Love didn't play in the fourth quarter due to the lopsided score and saw a total of 26 minutes, so as long as he doesn't have a setback overnight, we'd expect him to play on Wednesday vs. Boston. There are less touches to go around with Isaiah Thomas back, but Love should still be an early-round fantasy contributor.
Jan 2 - 10:07 PM

Kevin Love (illness) told reporters that he will play Tuesday vs. the Blazers.

Love was listed as questionable earlier in the day on Tuesday, and did not participate in shootaround, but is good to go Tuesday evening. Love played exceptionally well in December. Over his last 15 games, Love is averaging 23.5 points, 10.4 rebounds and 3.4 treys. He can be deployed with confidence.
Jan 2 - 6:15 PM

Coach Ty Lue said the plan is for Kevin Love (illness) to play Tuesday vs. Portland, but that a final evaluation won’t be made until Love arrives at the arena and consults with the medical staff.

Love has been on fire recently, averaging 24.5 points, 9.8 rebounds and 4.3 3-pointers over the Cavs last six games. If Love is ruled out, Ante Zizic, Tristan Thompson and Channing Frye would divvy up his minutes; however, it appears Love should be good to go.
Jan 2 - 5:26 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Derrick Rose
2Jose Calderon
3Isaiah Thomas
4London Perrantes
SG1J.R. Smith
2Dwyane Wade
3Kyle Korver
4Iman Shumpert
SF1LeBron James
2Jeff Green
3Cedi Osman
PF1Jae Crowder
2Channing Frye
C1Kevin Love
2Tristan Thompson
3Ante Zizic