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Kevin Love | Center/Forward

Team: Cleveland Cavaliers
Age / DOB:  (26) / 9/7/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 243
College: UCLA
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Kevin Love did not play in the fourth quarter against the Magic on Friday, finishing with 22 points, seven rebounds, two assists and three 3-pointers in 33 minutes.
He played the entire third quarter and had a handful of awful defensive possessions. Considering the Cavs were missing 40 percent of their starting lineup with Kyrie Irving (knee) and Anderson Varejao (Achilles) out, this was a major surprise. The Cavs might have played their best defensive quarter of the season while Love sat, but there's still no need to panic. He should be back for his regular rotation on Saturday. Dec 26 - 10:34 PM

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Kevin Love hit just 5-of-13 shots and zero 3-pointers for 14 points, five rebounds, three assists and a steal in Thursday's loss to the Heat.

Love is taking a back seat to LeBron James and Kyrie Irving these days, and it was a little surprising to see him struggle with Anderson Varejao out of the lineup. He'll have some great games and some duds the rest of the way, but it's become clear that he was a better fantasy player as the big dog in Minnesota, instead of the third best player in Cleveland.
Dec 25 - 8:10 PM

Kevin Love shook off a thumb injury to finish Tuesday's convincing victory with 20 points, 10 rebounds and four assists vs. the Timberwolves.

He mentioned after the game that he suffered the jammed thumb against Brooklyn last Friday, but said that it was just a minor concern moving forward. Regardless, Love hit 5-of-11 shots and was 9-of-11 at the FT line. He failed to contribute any defensive stats but that's not uncommon, and his fantasy owners should be relieved to see him avoid a serious injury while snapping a two-game slump during which he'd averaged 7.0 points. He should be ready to go for the Cavs' matchup with the Heat on Christmas Day.
Dec 23 - 10:51 PM

Kevin Love suffered a hand injury in Tuesday's game against Minnesota, but he has since returned.

He is sporting a wrap on his hand but he appears to be fine. Check back after the game to see how he holds up, but for now it looks like Love dodged a bullet here.
Dec 23 - 8:30 PM

Kevin Love said he won't be emotional when the Cavs face the Wolves on Tuesday, but his eventual return trip to Minnesota will bring up sentimental feelings.

Love said the game won't bring up any emotion, but his eventual return to the state when he played for six season will. "I’m sure going back to Minnesota will be a lot more emotional," he said. "Here we’ll try to step on the floor and try to get a win." While his fantasy owners would like more scoring production, there's not much else to complain about as Love is averaging 14.0 points, 11.6 boards, 3.6 assists, 1.4 steals, 1.0 blocks, and 1.4 three-pointers over his last five games.
Dec 23 - 10:05 AM

Kevin Love was held to single-digit points again on Sunday, making 4-of-9 field goals to score eight points in 35 minutes vs. the Grizzlies.

He's averaging 7.0 points over the past two games and was visibly frustrated tonight, as the Grizzlies both prevented him from establishing a post game and chased him off the 3-point line. Love's declining offense may prevent him from capturing a top-10 fantasy valuation this season, but he's still a top-30 option thanks to elite rebounding and across-the-board production.
Dec 21 - 7:12 PM

Kevin Love, playing through an illness, hit 4-of-10 shots and two 3-pointers for 13 points, 10 rebounds and six assists in Wednesday's ugly home loss to the Hawks.

This was a far cry from Monday's 22 & 18 line for Love, but at least he played through the illness. The Cavaliers were dominated all night and finally ended up losing by 29 points to a Hawks team missing Jeff Teague. Hopefully, Love's sickness is in the past and he'll be ready for their next game.
Dec 17 - 10:03 PM

Kevin Love (illness) will play in Wednesday's game against the Hawks.

This is excellent news for the Cavaliers, as Love was in serious danger of missing this one after not participating in the morning shootaround due to flu-like symptoms. Owners will want to activate Love in all lineups, even if he is at less than 100 percent.
Dec 17 - 5:21 PM

Kevin Love (illness) will be a game-time decision for Wednesday's game vs. the Hawks.

He wasn't able to participate in the morning shootaround, so owners will have to check back prior to tip-off for the official word. If Love can't go, Tristan Thompson would likely play all the minutes he could handle and would be worth a look in all leagues. Stay tuned.
Dec 17 - 10:50 AM

Kevin Love scored 22 points on 7-of-14 shooting (including four threes) with a season-high 18 rebounds, five assists and four steals in Monday's win over the Bobcats.

Don't look now but Love is a top 25-30 value and trending upward. The buy low window slams with the output.
Dec 16 - 12:27 AM

Kevin Love made 5-of-13 from the field for 18 points during a 103-94 loss to the Thunder on Thursday with 16 boards, two assists, one steal, one block and two 3-pointers in 39 minutes.

He had a somewhat successful outing against Serge Ibaka and was part of the reason Ibaka fouled out. Love didn't play on the ball much tonight and his role has completely changed compared to last year. Still, he's coming on nicely and did make 50.4 percent from the field in his previous 10 games. He'll get to cover Anthony Davis on Friday.
Dec 11 - 11:06 PM

Kevin Love scored 19 points on 7-of-14 shooting (including two threes) with 14 rebounds and one assist in the Cavs' blowout win over the Nets on Monday.

Love is slowly putting things together but he needs to continue enhancing his role in order to reach his ADP. The game itself was a circus with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Jay-Z, Beyonce and a T-shirt protest by players from both teams for the decision not to indict the NYPD officer who put Staten Island resident Eric Garner in a fatal choke hold over the summer. LeBron James added 18 points with a full stat line and Kyrie Irving cooled off with seven points and five rebounds on 2-of-10 shooting.
Dec 8 - 11:00 PM

Kevin Love double-doubled with 15 points on 5-of-13 shooting, 13 rebounds and three treys over 40 minutes in Friday's win over the Raptors.

Love took a shot to the ribs from Amir Johnson that may be worth keeping an eye on but there's no indication at all that it will be an issue going forward. He's slowly rehabilitating his fantasy game and has crossed the top-35 threshold on the year.
Dec 6 - 1:33 AM

Kevin Love scored 11 points with 11 rebounds, two assists and one block in 39 minutes against the Knicks on Thursday.

He had no apparent effects from banging knees on Tuesday night. Love is still developing his game with two ball-dominant players and he was able to get a handful of shots around the basket. He has struggled in that area so far and made just 48.2 percent of his shots from within eight feet before tonight this season, which is down from 58.8 from last season. He's still getting better and his fantasy owners should feel good about him going forward.
Dec 4 - 10:49 PM

Kevin Love stayed hot on Tuesday with 27 points on 10-of-16 FGs (four 3-pointers), while adding 10 rebounds and one block, but he sat out the final minute after banging his knee.

Love is now 26-of-39 from the field (66.6 percent) in Cleveland's past three games. As encouraging as that is for fantasy owners, he'll need more shot attempts to maintain his 25.3-point average during that span. We'll list him as questionable for Thursday's game as a precaution.
Dec 2 - 9:47 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Kyrie Irving
2Matthew Dellavedova
3A.J. Price
SG1Shawn Marion
2Dion Waiters
3James Jones
4Joe Harris
SF1LeBron James
2Mike Miller
PF1Kevin Love
2Tristan Thompson
C1Anderson Varejao
2Brendan Haywood
3Louis Amundson