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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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The Cavs announced on Friday that Kevin Love (hand) will not have surgery, but is still expected to miss up to eight weeks.
The Cavs said Love would undergo "a non-surgical treatment and rehabilitation process to repair the injury," following his consultation with team doctors. If he misses the full two months, Love will not return until there were just two weeks left in the regular season. Feb 2 - 9:34 AM

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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

The Cavaliers, Pacers and Nuggets have reportedly discussed a three-team deal that would send Paul George to Cleveland, with Kevin Love going to Denver.

To be clear, nothing is imminent and there's no mention of what Indiana would get in this scenario -- Denver would likely send them a combination of young players and draft picks. It would be a very interesting move from the Nuggets, who acquired Trey Lyles on draft day but could lose Danilo Gallinari in free agency. Chris Haynes reports that Denver would be willing to give up Kenneth Faried in a potential deal, with Wilson Chandler and Emmanuel Mudiay also "available." Stay tuned.
Sun, Jun 25, 2017 07:39:00 PM

The Cavs are reportedly exploring the trade market for Iman Shumpert and Channing Frye.

The Cavs are reportedly currently engaged with teams around the league to bring in either Paul George or Jimmy Butler, but should a trade like that go through, Kevin Love would almost assuredly need to be included. The current rumors going around the league would hint that we could see a blockbuster deal go down on draft night.
Source: Amico Hoops
Mon, Jun 19, 2017 05:49:00 PM

Kyrie Irving scored 24 points on 7-of-16 shooting in Game 1 vs. the Raptors on Monday.

He was a ridiculous +32 in his 35 minutes, adding 10 assists, two rebounds, two steals and three 3-pointers. Irving passed Craig Ehlo for the 3rd most assists (164) in Cleveland's postseason history, and he had one of the best dimes of the playoffs with a lob off the glass to LeBron James in the first quarter which lifted the roof off the arena (link below). Kevin Love added 18 points, nine rebounds and three triples for the Cavaliers, while Tristan Thompson finished with 11 points, 14 rebounds and two steals.
Mon, May 1, 2017 10:09:00 PM

Kyrie Irving (rest), LeBron James (rest) and Kevin Love (rest) will not suit up for Wednesday's regular-season finale against the Raptors.

It looks like the Cavs will concede the No. 1 seed to Boston with this move, and it'll likely be Deron Williams, Richard Jefferson and Channing Frye moving into the starting lineup with Cleveland's Big 3 on the sidelines. Williams is coming off a big game in which he put up 35 points, five triples, seven boards, nine dimes, one steal, one block (and an unfortunate 10 turnovers), so he could be someone to throw out there in daily leagues.
Wed, Apr 12, 2017 06:18:00 PM

Kyrie Irving (knee), J.R. Smith, LeBron James, Kevin Love and Channing Frye will be in the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Hawks.

Irving tweaked his left knee during Friday's loss to Atlanta, but this won't be an issue that forces him to spend any time on the sidelines. With Frye earning another start, it seems likely that Tristan Thompson (thumb) will be spending another game on the sidelines.
Sun, Apr 9, 2017 02:21:00 PM

Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue said he won't rest any players on Thursday.

This means LeBron James, Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving will be a full go. Iman Shumpert (knee) and Richard Jefferson (knee) will play, while Kyle Korver (foot) is still out . The Cavs do play again on Friday vs. Philly, so a DNP-rest could be coming for James, Love and Irving if they see a lot of minutes tonight.
Thu, Mar 30, 2017 11:47:00 AM

Kyrie Irving, LeBron James and Kevin Love will all return on Sunday after sitting out Saturday's game to rest.

There was never any doubt that they Cavs' Big Three would be active tonight, but it never hurts to confirm. Irving did have minor left knee tightness that flared up on Thursday, so we'll keep an eye on that tonight.
Sun, Mar 19, 2017 09:22:00 PM

Channing Frye came off the bench and hit 5-of-7 shots (all 3-pointers) for 15 points, nine rebounds and a steal in 22 minutes of Thursday's loss to the Pistons.

Frye runs hot-and-cold and scored just five points in his previous game, which saw him play just 14 minutes. When he gets 20-plus minutes things tend to run more smoothly and he's hit double digits in scoring in three of his last four games, and he played at least 22 minutes in each of the good ones. He's worth keeping an eye on as long as Kevin Love is out, but if he's not starting for the Cavs, you probably don't want him starting for your fantasy team, either.
Thu, Mar 9, 2017 10:23:00 PM

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