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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 grabbed a playoff career-high 17 rebounds to go with 17 points, five assists, one steal, two blocks and three 3-pointers in Tuesday's Game 4 win over Boston.
He finished 6-of-13 from the field and is quickly gaining a reputation for his incredible full-court outlet passes (link below). He may even be the best quarterback in Cleveland right now. All kidding aside, Love has been dominant in this series with averages of 24.5 points, 12.8 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.3 blocks, and his play on the defensive end has also been solid. The big question is whether or not he can carry this momentum into the NBA Finals. May 23 - 11:37 PM

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Kevin Love made 8-of-16 field goals with seven 3-pointers on Sunday, scoring 28 points with 10 rebounds, three assists and three blocks in 36 minutes of action.

Love hit all seven of his 3-pointers in the first half, a perimeter barrage that kept Boston at bay and set a franchise record for first-half triples. He was solid defensively, as well, and has been terrific in the Conference Finals after a quiet first two rounds of the playoffs. Love's second-half disappearance on offense tonight is puzzling, but he's been much more involved on that end and should be a safe play when Cleveland looks to take a commanding 3-1 lead on Tuesday.
May 21 - 11:48 PM

Kevin Love scored 21 points with 12 rebounds, two assists, one steal and four 3-pointers in 27 minutes against the Celtics on Friday.

He's actually been a solid defender in this series and he's also lighting up the Celtics as a shooter. Love wasn't playing very well in the first two series, especially with just 12.0 points per game against the Raptors. Whatever happened in the time off, it's certainly helping. He's had a tough time against the Warriors, though.
May 19 - 10:55 PM

Kevin Love scored a playoff career-high 32 points during Wednesday's Game 1 victory in Boston, making 9-of-16 FGs and 8-of-9 FTs with six 3-pointers, 12 rebounds, one steal and one block in 34 minutes.

Tyronn Lue vowed to get Love more involved offensively vs. Boston after he posted a 19.8% usage rate in the first two rounds. Lue cited matchups as the reason for Love's relatively low involvement vs. Indiana and Toronto, but the Celtics had no answers for the four-time All-Star tonight -- Love scored 18 points in the third quarter alone, helping the Cavs roll to an easy 117-104 win. "This is a perfect roster with regard to how many predicaments they can put you in with all of the shooting around [LeBron]," Celtics coach Brad Stevens said before the game. Boston will go back to the drawing board for Game 2 on Friday.
May 17 - 11:33 PM

Coach Tyronn Lue vowed to get Kevin Love more involved in the Cavs offense in the Eastern Conference Finals.

Love averaged 19.1 points (on 14.5 field goal attempts) and 11.1 rebounds in the regular season, but has seen those averages dip to 13.8 points (on 9.9 FG attempts) and 9.1 boards in the playoffs. "For me, some of it's my fault because we haven't really featured him a lot because of the matchups we had on other teams," said coach Lue. "In this next series, we have some matchups he can definitely take advantage of, and it's on me to make sure we do that." Love will be a solid DFS option in the early games of the ECF.
Source: ESPN.com
May 12 - 10:44 AM

Kevin Love was quiet in Cleveland's 109-102 Game 4 win over Toronto on Sunday, finishing with just five points, five rebounds, one 3-pointer, two assists and one steal in 34 minutes.

Love just didn't have it in this one, and overall, he was hit-or-miss during this second-round series finishing with averages of 12.0 points, 8.5 boards, 1.0 assist and 2.3 turnovers per game on 44.7 percent shooting. His usage rate has also dipped to 19.8 through the postseason thus far, and part of that has to do with LeBron James taking on a much more proactive role on offense. It'll be interesting to see if Love gets more involved during the Eastern Conference Finals.
May 7 - 7:11 PM

Kevin Love was quiet in 21 minutes on Wednesday, scoring nine points on 4-of-9 shooting with seven rebounds, one assist and one steal.

Love committed four early turnovers, Channing Frye was on fire, and the Cavaliers quickly built up a commanding lead. It all added up to a disappointing night for Love, whose 21.5 percent usage rate pales in comparison to Kyrie Irving (33.9%) and LeBron James (32.1%). He should fare better in Toronto on Friday.
May 3 - 10:03 PM

Kevin Love was held to five points on 2-of-13 shooting during Sunday's Game 4 win over the Pacers, adding 16 rebounds, three assists, one 3-pointer, one block and four turnovers in 35 minutes.

Love got off to a slow start offensively in this one, not even getting his first bucket until the final minute of the second quarter, but he made his presence felt on the glass all game long. In general, he was solid through the first-round, owning averages of 15.5 points, 9.3 boards, 2.0 assists, 2.3 triples and 2.5 turnovers per game, and he should continue to flirt with these numbers in Round 2.
Apr 23 - 4:10 PM

Kevin Love said he won't have any extra motivation in Game 4 after getting benched in the fourth quarter of Game 3 along with Kyrie Irving.

"No, that's silly," Love said. "If anything, we look at it like that was great for that second unit and those guys stepping up for us. It will give them a lot of confidence, give us a lot of confidence in all sorts of positions and situations that they can help us win. If they can do that, then now we got to go out with the first unit, especially in the first half, and play better." Love was incredible in the first two games of the series against Indiana, so expect a bounce-back performance on Sunday as the Cavs attempt to sweep the Pacers.
Source: ESPN
Apr 23 - 10:09 AM

Kevin Love scored 13 points with six rebounds, one assist and three 3-pointers in 27 minutes against the Pacers on Thursday.

He did not play in the final 14 minutes of this game as coach Ty Lue stuck with his bench guys to help LeBron James. Love was remarkably efficient in the first two games with his 88.7 true shooting percentage, but this time it was Channing Frye knocking down shots. Expect Love to get big minutes on Sunday, assuming no garbage time.
Apr 20 - 10:28 PM

Kevin Love was incredibly efficient in Game 2 vs. the Pacers on Monday, scoring 27 points on 6-of-7 shooting from the field and 12-of-12 from the line.

He also hit 3-of-4 triples and grabbed 11 rebounds with three assists and a block. The Pacers foolishly put Lance Stephenson on him for several possessions and they obviously paid the price. Tristan Thompson added four points, 10 rebounds and two blocks for the Cavaliers, while Channing Frye scored three points in 13 minutes off the bench.
Apr 17 - 10:42 PM

Kevin Love scored 17 points with four rebounds, one assist, two blocks and two 3-pointers in 31 minutes against the Pacers on Saturday.

He scored 10 points in the first quarter and five in the second, but the Cavs went away from Love later in the game. The Cavs did only roll with Love as the lone big man for just one minute during this game, so that'll be something to watch as the postseason moves along.
Apr 15 - 6:20 PM

Kevin Love (rest) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Raptors.

With Love on the sidelines, Channing Frye figures to re-enter the starting lineup, and he could be someone to look to as a deep league streamer for those seeking some triples with a trickle of blocks. Tristan Thompson (thumb) will also be back in action tonight, and he might play close to 40 minutes tonight with the Cavs main guys watching from the sidelines.
Apr 12 - 6:24 PM

Kevin Love posted 25 points, 10 rebounds and a steal over 36 minutes in Monday's overtime loss at Miami.

Kevlar ended up fouling out of the game, but he looked rested and ready to go. Love also saw more offensive responsibilities with Kyrie Irving and LeBron James resting again. Love will look to wrap up the regular season in strong fashion when the Raptors pay a visit Wednesday night.
Apr 10 - 11:10 PM

Kevin Love (illness) is in the starting lineup for Monday's game vs. the Heat.

The Cavaliers were originally planning to rest Love along with LeBron James and Kyrie Irving, but with Tristan Thompson (thumb) out again, the Cavs would've been very thin up front. They can also the lock up the No. 1 seed in the East if they win their next two games. Love played 42 minutes on Sunday and it's not clear if the illness is legit or if it's a phantom injury as an excuse for potentially resting, but his owners in season-long leagues can deploy him.
Apr 10 - 6:20 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Kyrie Irving
2Deron Williams
3Kay Felder
SG1J.R. Smith
2Iman Shumpert
3Kyle Korver
4Dahntay Jones
SF1LeBron James
2Richard Jefferson
3James Jones
PF1Kevin Love
2Channing Frye
3Derrick Williams
C1Tristan Thompson
2Walter Tavares