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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
Contract: view contract details

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Kevin Love is ready to step into a larger leadership role with the Cavs.
"I called Kevin [after LeBron James made his decision to leave] and I said, 'Kev, I'm not trading you; I want you to be here and I want you to be a part of this thing' -- and he was all in... He wants to be a part of this team and part of this franchise and to be the leader. I think he's earned that." Love will see a massive spike in value operating as the main man in Cleveland this upcoming season, so he'll make for a very attractive early-round target as a guy with 30-15 potential. Jul 25 - 11:56 AM
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LeBron James triple-doubled on Wednesday with 33 points (13-of-28 FGs, 6-of-7 FTs), 11 assists, 10 rebounds, two steals and two blocks, but it wasn't enough to avoid a Game 3 home defeat.

LBJ threw himself an impressive alley-oop in the first quarter which you can watch via the link below, and an ankle tweak prior to halftime didn't appear to hamper him. He wasn't as dominant as usual down the stretch of a must-win game, but there's no reason to think he'll be limited for a must-win home game on Friday. What he needs is added production from his teammates -- Rodney Hood and J.R. Smith reached double-digits, but Kevin Love scored most of his 20 points in the first half and the rest of the roster was vacant offensively.
Jun 6 - 11:58 PM

Jeff Green was huge during Cleveland's Game 7 win on Sunday, scoring 19 points (7-of-14 FGs, 3-of-4 FTs) with eight rebounds, two 3-pointers, one assist and one block.

The Cavs were playing without Kevin Love (concussion) and the veteran Green got the nod as a fill-in starter. He burned his former team in 41 minutes of action, giving LeBron James some much-needed assistance offensively -- the only other Cavs in double-figures were Tristan Thompson (10 points) and J.R. Smith (11 points). Green's viability as a DFS option in the Finals will hinge largely on the health of Kevin Love, who is day-to-day with a concussion.
May 27 - 11:30 PM

Larry Nance Jr. struggled in eight minutes of action on Sunday, scoring two points with two rebounds and one turnover.

Nance had a rough stint in the first half and couldn't get out of his own way, committing four fouls during his limited time on the court. Cleveland controlled the second half to earn an 87-79 victory, due largely to their defense and Boston's poor shooting, and they'll get three days of rest before Game 1 on the Finals on Thursday. If Kevin Love (concussion) isn't ready to play by then, the Cavs will need Nance to play much better than he did tonight.
May 27 - 11:29 PM

Jeff Green will start Game 7 against the Celtics on Sunday.

He'll replace Kevin Love and start his first game since Game 1 of the first round against Indiana. Green logged 31 minutes in Game 6, his most of the playoffs. He had 14 points, but he'll probably have to score at least that much if the Cavs want to advance to the NBA Finals for a fourth straight year.
May 27 - 10:25 AM

George Hill, Kyle Korver, J.R. Smith, LeBron James and Kevin Love will start for Sunday's Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals vs. the Celtics.

The Cavs had a lot of success with this unit against Toronto, so they won't be making any changes to begin the Conference Finals. Hill hasn't been overly impressive throughout the playoffs thus far, but Smith and Korver have been deadly from beyond the arc while LBJ has gone into video game mode.
May 13 - 2:13 PM

Tristan Thompson got the surprise start in Sunday's Game 7 win vs. the Pacers, finishing with 15 points, 10 rebounds, a steal, and a block in 35 huge minutes.

TT had played just 24 minutes in the series altogether before Sunday's affair, so to say he was a difference-maker would be an understatement. It's clear that the Cavs are going to need to play Thompson more moving forward—especially with the size the Raptors present on their frontline—and it's fair to wonder why Thompson wasn't a bigger part of the Round 1 gameplan given his obvious impact when it mattered most. Needless to say, we wouldn't be surprised to see Thompson stick in the first five for Tuesday's Game 1 in Toronto.
Apr 29 - 4:05 PM

Jose Calderon will move into the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Mavericks, with George Hill (ankle) unavailable.

Calderon will be joined by Rodney Hood, LeBron James, Kevin Love and Larry Nance, but Calderon getting the start doesn't mean much in fantasy hoops. Through 30 games as a starter this year, Calderon owns averages of 5.9 points, 2.7 assists and 1.1 triples per contest.
Apr 1 - 4:43 PM

Jeff Green scored 18 points on Wednesday, making 6-of-15 field goals and 5-of-5 free throws with one rebound, one assist and one steal in 32 minutes.

This was Green's fifth-highest scoring game of the season, and it follows two duds in which he averaged 5.0 points on 26.7% shooting. His role will increase if Kevin Love (concussion) misses more games, but there should still be higher-upside options on your waiver wire.
Mar 28 - 10:04 PM

Larry Nance (hamstring) went through shootaround and has been upgraded to questionable for Friday's game vs. the Suns.

Nance was initially listed as out, but it's clear he is heading in the right direction. Even if he is unable to play Friday, it appears he has a good shot at returning to game action Sunday vs. the Nets. However, Nance will have a tough time earning consistent minutes, as Kevin Love is back in the starting lineup and Tristan Thompson (ankle) is nearing a return as well.
Mar 23 - 11:01 AM

Tristan Thompson (ankle) is out for Wednesday against the Raptors.

This will be Thompson's ninth straight game on the sidelines, although he does appear to be getting close, according to coach Larry Drew today. With both Thompson and Larry Nance (hamstring) out tonight, Ante Zizic should be good for roughly 20 minutes, and perhaps Kevin Love will see more than the 25 minutes he saw in his return to action on Monday. Thompson isn't worth owning anywhere.
Mar 21 - 5:24 PM

Jose Calderon and Ante Zizic will return to the bench for Monday's game against Milwaukee.

Kyle Korver (personal) and Kevin Love (hand) are back, so the Cavs will roll out a starting five featuring George Hill, Korver, Jeff Green, LeBron James and Love. Calderon and Zizic won't be worth using anywhere with the Cavs getting healthy again.
Mar 19 - 6:51 PM

Ante Zizic picked up five points and two rebounds in nine minutes off Cleveland's bench on Wednesday.

Zizic has emerged in the rotation out of necessity with Tristan Thompson (ankle) and Kevin Love (hand) both injured. He still doesn't have fantasy relevance, though, and is a particularly poor option with Love aiming to return this month.
Mar 8 - 1:51 AM

Channing Frye made 6-of-9 FGs and 2-of-2 FTs en route to 16 points on Wednesday, with four rebounds, two 3-pointers, one assist, one steal and one block.

The Cavs reportedly don't want to trade Frye because he can help fill the gap left by Kevin Love's absence for 6-8 weeks. He logged 21 minutes tonight and did his damage both from distance and in the paint -- when asked about his success as a roll-man, he replied, "Normally [teams] catch wind of that play after one or two times. It kept working. I'm going to have to get new shoes. I wore the tread out tonight." His real-world value far exceeds his fantasy appeal, however, and he's just a 3-point specialist in deep leagues.
Feb 1 - 12:15 AM

Following Tuesday's 114-102 loss to the Spurs, Tyronn Lue said he will be making a change to his starting lineup.

The most obvious candidates to head to the bench on Friday would be either J.R. Smith or Jae Crowder. Smith has been flat out terrible lately and has acknowledged that he's not been "playing up to his standards," so it wouldn't be terribly surprising to see Dwyane Wade replace him at the two-spot. Another option for Lue could be moving Tristan Thompson back into the starting five, with Kevin Love shuffling back to the four-spot and Jae Crowder heading to the second unit. Cleveland will practice on Thursday, so perhaps we'll get a hint of the changes that are coming at that point.
Source: ESPN
Jan 24 - 11:03 AM

Derrick Rose (left ankle) skipped the scrimmage portions of Tuesday's practice, but Tyronn Lue is expecting him to play Wednesday vs. the Pacers.

Rose looked fine in his return to action on Sunday, putting up 15 points, three boards, three dimes and four turnovers through 31 minutes of floor time, so while he may take it easy at practice it doesn't sound like he'll be missing any more games. Additionally, Lue said he won't be making any changes to his starting five, so expect the Cavs to go with a starting group of Rose, J.R. Smith, LeBron James, Kevin Love and Tristan Thompson.
Tue, Oct 31, 2017 03:40:00 PM

Coach Ty Lue said the Cavs new starting five will be Derrick Rose, J.R. Smith, LeBron James, Kevin Love and Tristan Thompson.

Jae Crowder had started each of the Cavs first five games, but will now be bumped to the bench. Crowder averaged 8.2 points, 2.8 rebounds, 0.8 assists and 1.4 3-pointers in 26 minutes per contest. These numbers are way down from his 2016-17 averages with the Celtics, and are obviously unlikely to increase now that he's coming off the bench.
Fri, Oct 27, 2017 01:58:00 PM

LeBron James (ankle) went through about a quarter of Sunday's practice and remains uncertain for Cleveland's season opener against the Celtics on Tuesday.

James tweaked his ankle during a preseason game on October 9, and it does seem like him missing opening night is a very real possibility at this point. We should have more than a few updates on King James leading up to Tuesday's tip, but if he is forced to miss the first game of the season, that would open up some minutes for guys like Jae Crowder, J.R. Smith and Jeff Green, while Kevin Love and Dwyane Wade would be tasked with the heavy lifting on offense. Stay tuned.
Sun, Oct 15, 2017 05:14:00 PM

According to Jason Lloyd of The Athletic, the Cavaliers are expected to start Jae Crowder next to LeBron James this season.

With this move, Kevin Love will slide to center and Tristan Thompson will come off the bench. This makes a lot of sense in the modern NBA as Crowder will give the Cavs additional floor spacing and will take the pressure off LeBron defensively. While this helps his fantasy outlook, Crowder's value should take a hit in Cleveland and owners don't need to look his way until the end of the middle rounds.
Mon, Oct 2, 2017 09:37:00 AM

Dwyane Wade has reportedly agreed to a one-year, $2.3 million deal with the Cavs.

Wade made it clear that he wanted to sign with a contender in his age-36 season and that he also wanted to be a significant part of the rotation, so it'll be interesting to see what his role looks like in Cleveland. His arrival could result in J.R. Smith being bumped from the starting five, and Love won't see quite the same uptick in usage we initially expected after the Kyrie Irving trade. Getting to the Finals at 100 percent healthy will be a priority for the Cavs this year, so expect Wade's maintenance plan to include some sort of minutes restrictions and DNPs on back-to-back sets.
Tue, Sep 26, 2017 05:28:00 PM

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