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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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Coach Tyronn Lue said that he's not sure if Kevin Love (left foot soreness) will be able to play for long stretches in the Cavaliers season opener because he hasn't played since October 2.
"I think Kevin will be a little gassed because he’s not in game shape right now," Lue said. "To play the same style we did, it will probably be in shorter spurts for Kevin." The good news is that he's on track to play in the Cavs opener. This doesn't change Love's long-term outlook, but it makes him a less desirable option for DFS on this day. Love has a chance for a monster season if he can stay healthy. Oct 14 - 9:59 AM

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Kevin Love (left foot soreness) will miss Friday's preseason game.

He's been sidelined for a few days, but maybe the Cavaliers are just being cautious. Love should put up monster numbers this season that might give his owners some flashbacks to his Minnesota days, but his late-season outlook isn't the best with the Cavaliers expected to struggle in a weak Eastern Conference. Larry Nance will get a maintenance day, so Ante Zizic will start at center with Tristan Thompson behind him.
Oct 11 - 1:25 PM

Kevin Love (left foot soreness) has been ruled out of Monday's game vs. the Sixers.

After scoring 17 points in the Cavs preseason opener, Love sat out Saturday's preseason contest vs. Boston, but we don't have reason to believe this injury is in anyway serious. It could be the Cavs are just looking to limit the veteran's reps to prepare him for the regular season. Sam Dekker will see increased minutes on Monday.
Oct 8 - 11:59 AM

Coach Ty Lue said Kevin Love, George Hill, Kyle Korver, and maybe Tristan Thompson will be rested and will not play Saturday against Boston.

This is simply Cleveland managing the reps of their veterans. Lue did state that they will play the Cavs' final two preseason games next week. Larry Nance, Cedi Osman, Sam Dekker and Collin Sexton will all see an uptick in minutes on Saturday.
Oct 5 - 12:00 PM

Kevin Love expects the Cavs to play at a higher pace this season.

"There’s a lot of movement. You have to be ready for every option. It’s just a different look at things because everybody is touching the ball," said Love. "Everybody is facilitating. We have to be ready for a lot of different combinations of lineups, as well as a lot of different combinations of plays. You’ll need to be in great shape, I’ll tell you that. It’s gonna be really fast-paced." The Cavs ranked No. 12 in pace last season, so getting that number up can only help Love's overall output. He could be in for a top-15 season.
Source: Amico Hoops
Sep 26 - 1:49 PM

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.
Source: NBA
Jul 25 - 11:56 AM

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1George Hill
2Collin Sexton
SG1Rodney Hood
2Jordan Clarkson
3J.R. Smith
4John Holland
SF1Cedi Osman
2Kyle Korver
3David Nwaba
PF1Kevin Love
2Sam Dekker
3Billy Preston
C1Larry Nance
2Tristan Thompson
3Ante Zizic
4Channing Frye