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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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The Cavs are reportedly unlikely to trade away Kevin Love at the deadline.
Cleveland management would reportedly like to see how Love fits into the Cavs' new system before making a major change, so while he could be dealt during the offseason, a trade at the deadline seems like an unlikely scenario for Love. He's been a third-round guy on the year with averages of 15.8 points, 10.4 boards, 2.4 assists, 2.1 three-pointers and 1.9 turnovers per game. Feb 9 - 4:01 PM

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Kevin Love scored 11 points with six rebounds, two assists and two 3-pointers in 28 minutes against the Kings on Monday.

It's his first game back after missing one game due to a quad bruise. Love should be better his next time out and be an early-round guy. All that Love trade talk has subsided a bit.
Feb 8 - 10:02 PM

Kevin Love (quad) will play against the Kings on Monday.

He was probable and was never in jeopardy of missing this game after missing Saturday. HIs return will push Timofey Mozgov back to the bench while Tristan Thompson shouldn't play as much as Saturday. Start Love like you normally would in a favorable matchup.
Feb 8 - 5:24 PM

Kevin Love (quad) is probable to play on Monday vs. the Kings.

Assuming Love plays, he'll wind up missing just a single game with the quad injury. His return will push Timofey Mozgov back to the bench where he belongs, while Tristan Thompson will slide back over and assume starting center responsibilities.
Feb 8 - 11:17 AM

Kevin Love (quad) will not play on Saturday against the Pelicans.

It's a quad contusion from Friday night, which he was unable to return from in the loss. With Love out, the Cavs will likely be giving more minutes to Tristan Thompson and Timofey Mozgov. Interestingly, Kyrie Irving's usage rate is 31.6 without Love and with LeBron James, so he has a nice chance tonight.
Feb 6 - 5:51 PM

Kevin Love (left thigh) said that he's hopeful to play Saturday vs. the Pelicans.

Love was able to limp out of the arena under his own power, and said he was "okay," and owners can expect to get another update on Saturday. If Love is unable to play tomorrow, Tristan Thompson would get all the run he can handle, with Kyrie Irving doing a bit more on offense.
Feb 5 - 11:10 PM

Kevin Love was forced out of Friday's game after suffering a eft thigh bruise, and he will not return.

Love was able to limp his way to the locker room under his own power, but he looked to be in quite a bit of pain. He'll end his night with 10 points, five boards, two assists, one block and two 3-pointers, and if he's forced into an extended absence, Tristan Thompson will be the primary beneficiary. It's safe to say that Love does not love playing against the Celtics.
Feb 5 - 9:23 PM

Kevin Love cooled off vs. Charlotte on Wednesday with 12 points on 4-of-12 shooting, including a 2-of-7 mark from downtown.

It wasn't a total loss, as Love added 12 rebounds, two steals, two blocks and one assist in 36 minutes. This snaps an eight-game streak of double-digit scoring for Love, tying his season high, and he's still been a top-30 option (9-cat) since the start of 2016. He'll look to bounce back vs. the visiting Celtics on Friday.
Feb 3 - 10:09 PM

Kevin Love said Tyronn Lue has told him that he needs to return to being a "power player."

"He basically said that I need to go back to being more in the post, a power player, more demonstrative down there," Love said. "He just said I need to be aggressive every game and play hard. He said I'm only going to get the best out of myself if I play hard every night." The big man previously admitted that getting touches closer to the basket helps his comfort level in the flow of a game, so those with Love on the roster have to be feeling romantic about his outlook with Valentine's Day two weeks away.
Feb 1 - 11:42 AM

Kevin Love admitted that getting touches closer to the basket helps him feel more involved in the game.

"When I get to the free-throw line and get those close touches, it helps me have continuity and feel a little bit of a flow, involved in the offense," Love said. "It makes the hoop bigger in a lot of ways just getting those easy touches." Love has eclipsed 20 points scored in three straight games, averaging 23.7 points, 9.3 rebounds, 3.3 assists, 1.0 blocks and 3.7 triples on 51.0 percent shooting during that stretch.
Source: NBA.com
Feb 1 - 11:03 AM

Kevin Love scored a game-high 29 points against the Pistons on Friday during a 114-106 win, adding six rebounds, three assists and five 3-pointers in 37 minutes.

A lot of day-time sports shows have a target on Love, but it's easy to forget how great he can be on offense. He's not being used too much and his rebounds are down a tad, but expect Love to flirt with top-30 value going forward.
Jan 29 - 11:45 PM

Kevin Love finished Wednesday's blowout win with 21 points, three 3-pointers, 11 rebounds, four assists, two steals, two blocks and only one turnover in 28 minutes.

He got hit in the thigh during the first quarter but was able to walk it off, and it shouldn't bother him going forward. Tyronn Lue wants to get Love more involved as a playmaker by establishing him on the elbow offensively, something David Blatt seemed reluctant to try. Love is averaging a modest 2.7 dimes in his past three games, but the assists should tick upward if Lue stays the course.
Jan 27 - 9:48 PM

The Cavaliers are not looking to trade Kevin Love, according to general manager David Griffin.

While trade rumors have been circulating, Griffin says the team hasn't made or received calls about Love. "You'd have to go a long way to convince me that we're a better team winning in the Finals without a player like Kevin on our team," Griffin said. Love has struggled since the return of Kyrie Irving, but new head coach Tryonn Lue is committed to getting Love more touches so fantasy owners should wait to see how that plan shakes out before doing anything drastic.
Source: ESPN
Jan 26 - 9:08 AM

Kevin Love scored 14 points on 6-of-12 shooting on Saturday vs. the Bulls, adding five boards, two assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 33 minutes.

Coach Tyronn Lue said before the game that he wanted to get Love more touches in the post, and he also tried to stagger his minutes with Kyrie Irving and LeBron James in order to help him be more aggressive on the offensive end. The Cavs' dismissal of David Blatt likely had a lot to do with Love, so expect the Cavaliers to do everything in their power to get him going.
Jan 23 - 11:25 PM

Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue is planning on getting Kevin Love more post touches.

Lue did stress that Love will still have to sacrifice at times with LeBron James and Kyrie Irving on the court, but he made it clear that he wants the big man to get more touches on the elbows. Former coach David Blatt struggled to fit Love into Cleveland's offense, so the hiring of Lue can be seen as a positive for Love's fantasy owners. To be clear, actions speak louder than words so it will be interesting to see how things go against the Bulls on Saturday.
Jan 23 - 11:33 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Kyrie Irving
2Matthew Dellavedova
3Mo Williams
SG1J.R. Smith
2Iman Shumpert
3James Jones
4Jared Cunningham
SF1LeBron James
2Richard Jefferson
PF1Kevin Love
2Tristan Thompson
C1Timofey Mozgov
2Anderson Varejao
3Sasha Kaun