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Kevin Love | Center/Forward | #0

Team: Cleveland Cavaliers
Age / DOB:  (30) / 9/7/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 251
College: UCLA
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 1 (5) / MEM
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Kevin Love made 6-of-19 from the field for 25 points with 19 rebounds, seven assists, one block and three 3-pointers against the Wolves on Friday.
Not surprisingly, he's getting plenty of shots with a 27.5 usage rate, he's cleaning up on the boards, and the dimes are showing up.. The bad news is that Love has not shot the ball well with this one and a 5-of-18 line in the opener, and it make take him some time to adjust to so many highly-contested twos. The counting stats will be there and Love should put up early-round value as long as he stays on the floor. Oct 20 - 12:31 AM

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Cedi Osman (ankle) is being listed in the starting lineup for Wednesday's season opener against the Raptors.

According to the lineup notes, Osman will be joined by George Hill, Rodney Hood, Kevin Love and Tristan Thompson in the starting unit. There's a massive hole to fill in Cleveland with LeBron James no longer in town, and Osman could look to take on some of the offensive burden. Feel free to get him active.
Oct 17 - 7:07 PM

Tristan Thompson said the Cavaliers "want to play fast" and that coach Ty Lue has empowered his big men to spark transition opportunities.

Thompson said that Lue "trusts" his big men to push the ball after defensive rebounds, specifically citing himself, Larry Nance and Kevin Love. The Cavs' center spot is expected to rotate between Nance and Thompson based upon matchups, and Nance is by far the more appealing fantasy option in this timeshare.
Source: NBA.com
Oct 4 - 3:40 PM

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

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