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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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Chris Fedor of Cleveland.com said the Cavaliers have received calls for Kevin Love.
Before his fantasy owners get their hopes up, Fedor didn’t sound optimistic that a deal would happen. "As I've written numerous times, it will take close to the perfect deal for the Cavs to pull the trigger," Fedor said. There aren’t any rival teams mentioned in the report, but between Love’s massive contract, Cleveland’s desire to hold onto him and questions about his health, things aren’t looking great for his rest-of-season value. Jan 14 - 10:03 AM

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Kevin Love indicated during a recent interview that he may not make it back to the court until after the All-Star break.

"I think I’ll get more of an idea of that [how his toe feels] over the next couple weeks," Love said. "And then from there, there will be even more progression and get out on the court. I don’t know when I’ll be able to go one on one, two on two, three on three, but I think that’s all part of the next few weeks, I’d say." Love won't be back anytime soon, so it's tough to justify stashing him if you don't have an open IR-spot.
Jan 9 - 11:34 AM

Kevin Love (left foot surgery) said he's still "weeks away" from being able to return to the court.

Love was recently cleared for "select basketball activities" but he's still not able to run on his surgically repaired foot, so it would seem his mid-January timetable is now off the table. With Cleveland sitting on an 8-32 record, there's no incentive to rush Love's return, so we might not see him back in action until January. Larry Nance, Tristan Thompson and Cedi Osman will continue to pick up most of the frontcourt minutes while he's out.
Source: AP News
Jan 7 - 4:51 PM

Kevin Love (left foot surgery) "seemed to back off of his goal of a mid-January timeline" according to Joe Vardon of The Athletic.

Vardon's story will drop soon, but this doesn't sound very encouraging. We'll wait for additional details, but Love is obviously going to take his sweet time and the Cavs probably don't mind so they can increase their odds in the Zion Williamson sweepstakes. Stay tuned.
Jan 7 - 1:55 PM

Kevin Love (left foot surgery) will now progress with select basketball activities and continue to advance his therapy and strength and conditioning program.

He had surgery way back on Nov. 2, and recently had an exam on Jan. 2 to check on his progress. The team adds a return to play timeline will be established as progression through this phase of his rehabilitation is complete. This isn't exactly a clear update, and it doesn't sound like he's anywhere close to taking on contact. At best, he might be hoping for a return after the break and there's still a chance he just shuts it down.
Source: NBA.com
Jan 3 - 11:00 PM

Kevin Love (left toe) has begun shooting drills but isn't practicing, according to coach Larry Drew.

Love will visit a doctor "soon," according to Drew, and he's still expected to return in January. It was reported in early December that Cleveland doesn't intend to trade him, which may not be good news for fantasy purposes since a late-season shutdown seems likely. Even if that does happen, he could still be a fantasy stud in the games he's active rest-of-season.
Source: AP
Jan 2 - 7:08 PM

The Cavs are not looking to deal Kevin Love this season.

The Cavs signed him to a lucrative, four-year, $120 million extension this summer with the intention of keeping him around for the rebuild, so unless they get blown away by an offer, we wouldn't expect to see Love leave Cleveland. He's hopeful to get back to the court by mid-January, so owners should just keep him tucked away in the IR. Tristan Thompson and Cedi Osman have benefitted most with Love out, while Larry Nance has struggled to see meaningful minutes.
Wed, Dec 5, 2018 10:01:00 AM

Kevin Love​ (foot) is targeting a mid-January return​ to the court​ according to Joe Vardon of The Athletic.

Love just returned from a consultation with a specialist in New York. Vardon adds that the Cavaliers will play him regardless of the team's direction, and while the Cavs have denied that he's available, it makes sense for them to showcase Love prior to the Feb. 7 trade deadline with an inevitable tank looming. His bloated contract will be a huge roadblock, though. Fantasy owners should continue stashing Love in an I.R. slot in the hope that he returns in roughly six weeks.
Mon, Dec 3, 2018 11:52:00 PM

Kevin Love (toe) has recently been ramping up his rehab work and is no longer wearing a walking boot.

Last week, on ESPN’s The Jump, Love said he doesn't anticipate getting back to the court until January. However, on Monday morning, Love was doing more rehab work off to the side following shootaround, tossing a medicine ball up against the wall. Once he does return to the lineup, Love will be the focal point of the Cavs offense. Per the Cleveland.com article: "The Cavs spent all training camp thinking of ways to maximize his unique skill set. They were planning to explore areas of the court with him previously underutilized. They wanted him to be their version of Al Horford. He was going to be the offensive hub."
Tue, Nov 27, 2018 10:08:00 AM

Kevin Love (toe) said he doesn't anticipate getting back to the court until January.

"There's just no telling at this time with the weight-bearing injury what it is going to be like moving forward," said Love, "but I expect to be back sometime after the new year." Larry Nance hasn't really benefited like we initially expected with Love on the sidelines, but Tristan Thompson has had a handful of nice games, although he doesn't offer much upside. Love will take his time getting back, so he's a tough guy to stash in leagues that don't offer an IR-spot.
Source: ESPN
Wed, Nov 21, 2018 10:13:00 AM

Kevin Love (toe) had surgery on his left toe and he will be re-evaluated in six weeks.

That means he won't be back until at least around Christmas, and the Cavs will likely be taking it easy on him once he's back. Love's toe is what has kept him out of the lineup lately, and perhaps the Cavs looking terrible this year was part of the decision to just have surgery. Coach Larry Drew has been starting Sam Dekker and he's seen a decent amount of minutes, so he's worth a look on a team that likely needs a lot of help. Larry Nance isn't getting power forward minutes, but maybe that changes now that Love is definitely out, so he should be owned in all leagues.
Fri, Nov 2, 2018 03:06:00 PM

Kevin Love (left toe) said he will be re-evaluated in "a few weeks," and that surgery hasn't been ruled out just yet.

Love said he initially injured his toe during a preseason game against the Celtics, and with the Cavs opening the year up 0-6, there wasn't much incentive for him to keep pushing through the pain. The toe issue was so painful that it was uncomfortable for him to put any pressure on it, and he did undergo an MRI. He remains without an official timetable, but Adrian Wojnarowski reported on Monday that he could be out for more than a month. Owners should hold on until we get a more definitive timetable, but it's concerning that he has met with renowned foot surgeon Dr. Martin O'Malley. Larry Nance figures to be one of the primary beneficiaries while he's out.
Tue, Oct 30, 2018 06:37:00 PM

According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, the Cavaliers "are preparing for the strong possibility" that Kevin Love could miss more than a month with a left toe injury.

Woj adds that the "intense pain and the combination of an 0-6 start make it less logical for Love to push through the injury." Love will consult with doctors early this week, but his fantasy owners should be prepared for a lengthy absence. At this point, Love's owners should be rooting for a trade so he can salvage this season later in the campaign -- the shut-down risk is extremely high on the tanking Cavs. Larry Nance should be owned everywhere, while Cedi Osman will try to get going after a tough week.
Source: ESPN
Mon, Oct 29, 2018 09:10:00 AM

There will be no firm timetable on Kevin Love (foot) before Monday or Tuesday and there's a chance he could sit a "longer-term" to rest his sore foot, according to Marc Stein of the New York Times.

The Cavs just fired Tyronn Lue and are 0-6. Love is looking at a potential extended absence as the Cavs weather the storm. With Love out, everyone on the Cavs will see more looks and Larry Nance, Sam Dekker, and Channing Frye will see more time at power forward.
Sun, Oct 28, 2018 03:04:00 PM

Kevin Love (foot) will not play against the Pacers on Saturday.

That makes it two games in a row for Love with his foot soreness. The Cavs are the only 0-5 team in the NBA and it may not be long before they start to tank it up. With Love out, that'll add more volume to the other scorers on the team, so maybe Rodney Hood, Jordan Clarkson, Collin Sexton, Larry Nance and J.R. Smith could have more shots. Love's fantasy outlook isn't the best right now.
Sat, Oct 27, 2018 05:55:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Collin Sexton
2Matthew Dellavedova
3Cameron Payne
SG1Alec Burks
2Jordan Clarkson
3J.R. Smith
SF1Rodney Hood
2David Nwaba
3Jaron Blossomgame
PF1Kevin Love
2Cedi Osman
C1Tristan Thompson
2Larry Nance
3John Henson
4Channing Frye
5Ante Zizic