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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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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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Kevin Love (hand) is in New York to consult with doctors about possible surgery.

We're expected to get another update on Thursday evening, but it sounds like he might need screws to stabilize the fracture in his left hand. He's still looking at a 6-8 week timetable, so his owners still have a chance of getting him back before the end of the fantasy playoffs.
Feb 1 - 10:33 AM

X-rays revealed that Kevin Love suffered a non-displaced fracture of the fifth metacarpal in his left hand on Tuesday and will be out indefinitely.

ESPN's Brian Windhorst is reporting that this will be a 6-8 week recovery time for Love, so this is pretty devastating news. As if things weren't going bad enough for the Cavs and Love, they'll now be looking to guys like Jeff Green, Tristan Thompson, Channing Frye and Jae Crowder to step up in Love's absence. And what it really probably means is that the Cavs are going to be very busy this trade season trying to get a piece that will help fix their broken puzzle.
Jan 30 - 9:16 PM

Kevin Love is getting his left hand looked at in the locker room on Tuesday vs. Detroit.

The team trainer followed him back to the locker room and we should have an update soon. He is getting X-rays, but that's all we know at this point. If Love is unable to return, we should see more of Jeff Green, Tristan Thompson and maybe Channing Frye.
Jan 30 - 8:31 PM

Kevin Love made 8-of-14 shots with four 3-pointers to score 20 points in just 27 minutes during Sunday's 121-104 win vs. Detroit.

Love added 11 rebounds and one assist without any turnovers. He has a 26.0% usage rate on the season, but that's fallen to 21.9% over the past month -- it's no coincidence that Isaiah Thomas returned in that span. The Cavs' recent struggles have been covered exhaustively, but Love reportedly doesn't want a trade and should settle into a copacetic groove before long. Even with the Cavs in turmoil the past few weeks, he's still quietly producing top-75 value.
Jan 28 - 10:26 PM

Kevin Love finished with 10 points and 13 rebounds over 33 minutes in Friday's victory against the Pacers.

Love hit 4-of-8 from the field, including 2-of-6 from behind the 3-point line, and he added three assists with two steals. He is averaging just 10.0 PPG and 12.0 RPG in two games since leaving Saturday's game due illness. The Cavs host the Pistons on Sunday. Kevlar went for 19 points and 11 rebounds in the first meeting on Nov. 20 in Detroit.
Jan 26 - 10:14 PM

Kevin Love played 27 minutes and hit 4-of-8 shots (0-for-1 from downtown) for 10 points, 11 rebounds and a steal in Tuesday's 114-102 loss to the Spurs.

Apparently the message the team reportedly sent to Love on Monday was not received. The reeling Cavs have lost two straight, six of their last seven and are 3-7 in January. They still have the potential to flip the switch and turn it around, but things are not going well in Cleveland right now. Love may not be feeling well, but he had no choice but to be out there trying his best tonight. And LaMarcus Aldridge and Dejounte Murray dominated them in the win. Tyronn Lue said after the game that a lineup change is coming, but it's hard to imagine Love not being a starter for the Cavs.
Jan 23 - 10:22 PM

Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN is reporting that, during a tense team meeting on Monday, several players challenged the legitimacy of Kevin Love's illness that led him to leave Saturday's game early.

Love only played three minutes in Saturday's embarrassing loss to the Thunder and apparently left the arena early, irking his teammates. Love also did not practice with the team on Sunday. However, it sounds like Love was able to explain himself to his teammates, which calmed things down. The Cavs are dealing with a host of issues, including uninspired defense, which has resulted in them losing nine of their last 12 games. On Monday, Love said he felt better and plans on playing Tuesday vs. the Spurs.
Source: ESPN.com
Jan 23 - 9:41 AM

Kevin Love (illness) said he feels better and that he will play on Tuesday vs. the Spurs.

He said he felt dizzy when he was pulled early from Saturday's game and the Cavaliers gave him the day off practice on Sunday, but he was back with the team on Monday morning. He should be ready to roll and could see his normal allotment of minutes vs. the Spurs. Coach Tyronn Lue did talk about finding more touches for Love, so we'll see if it actually happens.
Jan 22 - 12:33 PM

Kevin Love (illness) did not practice on Sunday.

He's still not feeling well and was held to three minutes on Saturday without any stats. He does have another 48+ hours to recover, so hopefully he'll be ready to roll vs. the Spurs. Coach Tyronn Lue did say he wants to get Love more touches, but his value has been trending in the wrong direction since Isaiah Thomas got back.
Jan 21 - 12:30 PM

Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue said he needs to get Kevin Love more touches.

"Whoever has it going or whoever is open should get the basketball, so it’s really not an option thing," Lue said. "Kevin’s been great all year and we got to continue to get him touches and continue to feature him, no matter who’s on the floor." His usage rate drops from 26.6 to 20.2 with Isaiah Thomas on the floor, so his value is trending in the wrong direction. Lue has talked about getting Love more touches many times this season, so take his comments with a grain of salt until it actually happens.
Jan 21 - 11:03 AM

Kevin Love did not return from his illness on Saturday, finishing with no stats in three minutes.

It was obvious he wasn't feeling well, so it would've been nice to have been given a heads up. Love was struggling since Isaiah Thomas returned, so this ugly stat line opens his buy-low window even more because of how it will skew his value. Although, the Cavs may have to think about starting Tristan Thompson after they were crushed inside. The Cavs are off until Tuesday, so Love should be ready for that one.
Jan 20 - 6:12 PM

Kevin Love (illness) is questionable to return against the Thunder on Saturday.

The ABC broadcast said Love wasn't feeling well with about 10 minutes left in the second quarter and the team now says he's questionable just a few minutes later. Love had a couple ugly shots and he didn't look well on the bench, so it's possible he doesn't return.
Jan 20 - 4:26 PM

Kevin Love scored 12 points with 11 rebounds, two assists, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer in 31 minutes against the Magic on Thursday.

He has dropped off since Isaiah Thomas returned, averaging just 13.9 points, 7.1 boards, 1.3 assists, 0.9 steals, 0.8 blocks and 2.0 treys on 39.8 percent from the field in those eight. Love's usage rate has dropped to 20.1 in his minutes with Isaiah Thomas, which is way down from his 26.6 without him. While Love may take a small hit, he really shouldn't be this bad. Consider him as a buy-low player who is fully capable of being an early-round guy.
Jan 18 - 10:40 PM

Kevin Love finished with 21 points, 10 rebounds, three steals and a blocked shot across 36 minutes in Friday's 97-95 loss in Indiana.

The Cavs are in a bit of a funk, but Love played well in this one. He was 8-of-14 from the field and a perfect 4-of-4 from the line while leading the team with a plus-9 rating. It was a much-needed good performance after he entered the game shooting just 12-of-43 (27.9 percent) from the floor over his past four outings. He'll look to continue the good work on MLK Day against the visiting Warriors.
Jan 12 - 10:09 PM

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PF1Kevin Love
C1Tristan Thompson
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