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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 (back) said that he won't miss any additional time.
He said his back tightened up on him at Sunday's practice and it flared up when he bumped into Zaza Pachulia in the second quarter. Love did not return to the game after halftime, but the Cavs were likely being cautious due to the lopsided score. Expect Love to play on Thursday vs. the Suns. Jan 16 - 11:50 PM

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Kevin Love (back) will not return for the second half of Monday's game vs. the Warriors.

He is dealing with lower back soreness, but the lopsided score probably has a lot to do with their decision to hold him out -- the Warriors are up by 29 points at halftime. Kyle Korver started the second half in Love's place, but we should see more minutes from Channing Frye as well. Love finished with three points on 1-of-6 shooting with three rebounds and one assist.
Jan 16 - 9:28 PM

Kevin Love made 5-of-15 from the field for 17 points with eight rebounds, one assist and three 3-pointers in 28 minutes against the Blazers on Wednesday.

He gave everyone a quick scare when he went to the locker room due to a left leg injury. He was only in the locker room for about a minute before he went on a bike, which he does quite often. Love has shaken his durability concerns from earlier in his career, but there's always a chance he gets a night off on the road. The Cavs don't have a road game in a back-to-back until Jan. 29.
Jan 12 - 1:05 AM

Kevin Love returned to the game on Wednesday in the second quarter.

He didn't go into the locker room for very long, so we're expecting him to be fine.
Jan 11 - 11:22 PM

Kevin Love (left leg) went to the locker room at the end of the first quarter on Wednesday.

He stepped on Al-Farouq Aminu's foot and looked to grab his left calf. Love was down for about two minutes before he went to the bench for about 45 seconds. He didn't have much of a limp and returned from the locker room to ride a bike. This seems minor for now.
Jan 11 - 11:09 PM

Kevin Love returned to action on Friday with 17 points, 13 rebounds, two assists and four 3-pointers against the Nets.

When it comes to weird injuries, Love is right up there. From doing knuckle pushups to getting sick due to bad sea bass, anything is possible for one of the best power forward shooters in the league. Love has been awesome all season and should continue to flirt with first-round value, assuming he doesn't get into a fight with a flamingo or something like that.
Jan 6 - 11:48 PM

Kevin Love (illness) participated in shootaround Friday morning and will play on Friday night vs. the Nets.

Love has been dealing with an illness believed to be the result of food poisoning all week, losing approximately 10 pounds in the process. He struggled through Monday's game but was forced to sit out Wednesday. Love appears to have finally moved past the illness and should be locked and loaded in fantasy lineups on Friday. Channing Frye, who started on Wednesday, will return to his role as a reserve on Friday night.
Jan 6 - 10:05 AM

Kevin Love (illness) and Kyrie Irving (hamstring) will not play against the Bulls on Wednesday.

Love is still weak from the bad sea bass he had from earlier this week -- he actually lost about 10 pounds. With Love out for tonight, Channing Frye should get a lot of run while James Jones should play more four. If LeBron James (illness) can't play, it'll be all hands on deck. Jordan McRae and Kay Felder should be asked to do a lot tonight.
Jan 4 - 6:26 PM

Kevin Love (illness) and Kyrie Irving (hamstring) are being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against Chicago.

Both Love and Irving were limited participants during shootaround, and it looks like both these guys are headed for a game-time decision. LeBron James is also iffy with an illness, so there's a chance the Cavs could be playing with just eight healthy players on Wednesday night if all three of the Big 3 hit the sidelines. Channing Frye will benefit most sans Love, and Jordan McRae would draw another start sans Irving. Check back closer to tip-off for another update on Love and Irving.
Jan 4 - 11:11 AM

Kevin Love (illness) was dealing with food poisoning on Monday vs. the Pelicans.

He left the game in the fourth quarter and never returned, but he deserves a ton of credit for playing through the illness. He has lost 10 pounds in the past couple days, but Love will have a full 48 hours to recover before Wednesday's game vs. the Bulls. He finished with 12 points on 5-of-19 shooting with 11 rebounds, three assists and one steal in 24 minutes in the win.
Jan 2 - 9:45 PM

Kevin Love (illness) will not return for the final few minutes of Monday's game vs. the Pelicans.

He checked out of the game with 6:54 left in the fourth quarter and clearly didn't look right, so he went back to the locker room and the Cavs ruled him out a few moments later. He finished with 12 points on 5-of-19 shooting with 11 rebounds, three assists and one steal in 24 minutes, missing all seven of his 3-pointers. Love should be considered questionable for Wednesday's game vs. the Bulls, but there are no speculative pickups here.
Jan 2 - 9:15 PM

Kevin Love scored 28 points with 10 rebounds in 39 minutes against the Hornets on Saturday night.

Love took advantage of Kyrie Irving (hamstring) sidelined and chucked up 20 field goal attempts. He drained four from beyond the arc and shot a perfect 8-of-8 from the free throw line. It was also good to see him being aggressive under the boards. The Cavs play the Pelicans on Monday, who allow the most rebounds per game with a -4.4 differential.
Sat, Dec 31, 2016 09:38:00 PM

Kevin Love scored 30 points during a win over the Celtics on Thursday, adding 15 rebounds, two assists, two steals and six 3-pointers in 34 minutes.

He banged knees with DeAndre Liggins, but it didn't seem to affect him tonight. Love also pulled up on a non-contact play earlier in the game, and he was able to play through it. He was red hot on Thursday and became the first player to ever post six treys and 12 boards against the Celtics, accomplishing that feat with a quarter to play. Love has been outstanding with first-round value in standard leagues.
Thu, Dec 29, 2016 11:29:00 PM

Kevin Love hit 6-of-14 shots, 3-of-6 3-pointers and 2-of-2 free throws for 17 points, 14 rebounds, two steals, a block and a season-high five turnovers in Monday's 106-90 loss to the Pistons.

We were expecting a little more out of Love with LeBron James resting, but he was fine tonight. The turnovers were a fluke, as he hadn't had more than three of them in any previous game in December.
Mon, Dec 26, 2016 10:58:00 PM

Kevin Love scored 20 points on 5-of-13 shooting on Sunday, to go with six boards, three assists, three 3-pointers and one steal in 32 minutes.

At one point Love was seen getting his right leg looked at on the Cleveland bench, but he returned to the game after that, so it's probably nothing. Love has been a first-round stud all year long, and he's showing no sings of slowing down.
Sun, Dec 25, 2016 06:40:00 PM

Depth Charts

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