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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
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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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Kevin Love has signed a four-year, $120 million contract extension with the Cavs.

Love had two years left on his current deal, but opted out of the 2019-20 season. He will earn $24.1 million next season. Thus, the Cavs have him locked up for a total of five seasons and will pay Love $145 million. It's a somewhat surprising move by Cleveland, as many suspected they would look to trade Love and rebuild once LeBron James signed with the Lakers. However, they have no committed to Love as a franchise cornerstone. He averaged 26.1 points, 12.5 rebounds and 2.5 treys in 2013-14, his final season in Minnesota. It's unlikely Love approaches those numbers next season, but his fantasy value certainly spikes as he now becomes the focal point of the Cavs offense.
Jul 24 - 11:37 AM

The Cavs are reportedly open to the idea of trading Kevin Love.

There had been reports prior to LeBron James' departure that the Cavs intended to keep Love for another year regardless of what happened with LBJ, but that strategy really doesn't make much sense. The Cavs aren't going anywhere without James, and holding onto Love would likely result in them losing him for nothing during free agency in 2019.
Jul 3 - 5:57 PM

Joe Vardon of Cleveland.com is reporting that the Cavaliers do not intend to trade Kevin Love if they lose LeBron James in free agency this summer.

It has been assumed by many that the Cavs would simply clean house if LeBron leaves. However, Vardon, a plugged-in beat reporter, has been told that Cleveland "would rather try to make the playoffs than immediately begin rebuilding without their iconic star." However, even if James exits, the Cavs will still be above the cap. They can exceed the cap to re-sign Rodney Hood and will have a $5.3 million mid-level exception to spend. LeBron is expected to make his decision early next week.
Jun 30 - 12:20 PM

The Cavaliers are not actively shopping Kevin Love heading into Thursday's NBA Draft, according to Dave McMenamin of ESPN.com.

Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.com said earlier this week that the Cavs haven't been given any hints on LeBron James staying or leaving, so obviously that is a mega factor in Love's future. Considering the Cavs traded their 2019 pick to the Hawks with a top-10 protection in the next two years, it sure does make sense to tank it up. If Love does stay in Cleveland for a while, he could be a fantasy force again.
Source: ESPN.com
Jun 20 - 7:07 PM

If LeBron James leaves Cleveland, the Cavs would "fully make Kevin Love available" in a trade, according to ESPN's Brian Windhorst.

That makes sense because the Cavs would almost certainly have a one-way ticket to the lottery. Plus, the Cavs have a top-10 protection on their first-round pick that would go to Atlanta, so a tank job to keep the pick for the next two seasons adds some incentive to gut the roster. If the Cavs do keep Love, he'd have terrific fantasy value. However, that seems unlikely, which makes him a mid-round pick in drafts.
Jun 9 - 6:25 PM

Kevin Love scored 13 points on 4-of-13 shooting and had nine rebounds, two assists and one steal in Game 4 against the Warriors on Friday.

This was his first game of this series that he didn’t score at least 20 points and get a double-double. Love played hard and brought an intensity all series, but it just wasn’t enough against the Dubs. With LeBron James future in question, Kevin Love’s future is also in question as he could be on the trading block were the Cavaliers to do major retools to their roster. As it stands now though, he’s set to be back in 2018-19 and should still be considered a solid fantasy asset when healthy.
Jun 8 - 11:31 PM

Kevin Love scored 22 points, hitting three 3-pointers, and had 10 rebounds, one assist, two steals and a block in Game 2 against the Warriors on Sunday.

He had another good night after performing well in Game 1, despite coming out slow and shooting 2-of-10 from the field in the first half. Love has to perform well if the Cavs are going to win a game this series and he's done so, but the Warriors have just been too much. If he can keep it up, with the home crowd behind them, the Cavs will have a shot at extending the series in Game 3 on Wednesday.
Jun 3 - 10:51 PM

The NBA will not suspend Kevin Love for leaving the bench area in the closing seconds of Game 1, according to Chris Mannix of Yahoo! Sports.

He was on the edge of the playing area when Tristan Thompson and Shaun Livingston got into it, but the NBA feels that Love wasn't out on the court enough. The league reviewed the play and ruled that he had stepped on the floor before the incident. He'll be in the starting lineup on Sunday as the Cavs look to get it together after a heartbreaking loss.
Jun 1 - 2:06 PM

Tristan Thompson and Kevin Love may face suspensions due to an altercation in the final seconds of Game 1 on Thursday night.

According to ESPN's Chris Hayes, Thompson might face a suspension after shoving the ball in the face of Draymond Green and "Kevin Love, who was not in the game at the time, could be hit with a one-game suspension for stepping onto the court while an altercation was ongoing." It would be surprising if the NBA decided to punish two of Cleveland's starters, but if the league chooses to stick to the letter of the law, there is justification. The NBA will likely announce their decision shortly.
Source: ESPN.com
Jun 1 - 10:32 AM

Kevin Love scored 21 points but shot 1-of-8 from three and had 13 rebounds and one assist in Game 1 against the Warriors on Thursday.

This was his first game back since missing Game 7 with a head injury and he played well. Though he shot poorly from deep, he was 8-of-12 inside the arc and led the team in boards. Barring him reinjuring it, we shouldn't see him held back in any way due to his head injury during this series.
Jun 1 - 12:10 AM

Kevin Love (concussion) will not have a minutes restriction in the starting lineup against the Warriors on Thursday.

He cleared the concussion protocol earlier today and coach Ty Lue said all along that Love would start once he's available. While Love hasn't played well against the Warriors, this is a huge addition to the undermanned Cavs, who already face an uphill battle as big underdogs coming into this series.
May 31 - 7:40 PM

Kevin Love (head) has completed the NBA’s Concussion Return to Play Program and will be available to play Thursday in Game 1 of the NBA Finals.

That is big news after his injury on May 25 when he collided with Jayson Tatum. Coach Ty Lue said that Love is going to be in the starting lineup, which raises some questions on who starts next to him. Tristan Thompson had the worst net rating against the Warriors among current Cavs players this season, so maybe the team goes back to a small-ball lineup. Jeff Green should still see minutes regardless.
Source: NBA.com
May 31 - 2:13 PM

If Kevin Love (concussion) can play, he will not come off the bench in his return to action.

Coach Ty Lue is still unsure if Love is going to be able to return for Game 1 on Thursday. He's still going through the protocol and there's no word of him being symptom free yet. Considering Love had multiple concussions in his career with one as recently as March, there's a very good chance he won't be able to recover for Game 1 from the injury sustained on May 25. If he's out, Tristan Thompson may have to start again along with Jeff Green.
May 30 - 4:26 PM

Kevin Love is still going through the league-mandated concussion protocol testing.

Love has been excused from Wednesday's media day and it's not a great sign that he still hasn't been cleared with the Finals set to tip on Thursday. We should get another update following tomorrow's shootaround, but it seems there's a real possibility that he won't be available for Game 1. Stay tuned.
May 30 - 1:43 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1George Hill
2Collin Sexton
SG1J.R. Smith
2Jordan Clarkson
3John Holland
SF1Cedi Osman
2Kyle Korver
3Sam Dekker
4David Nwaba
PF1Kevin Love
2Larry Nance
3Billy Preston
C1Tristan Thompson
2Ante Zizic
3Channing Frye