Kevin Love PF/C CLE 2 days ago

Love (back) expects to play in Thursday's game against the Heat, ESPN reports.

Love took an elbow to the back during the fourth quarter of Sunday's win over the 76ers, and while he was unable to finish the game, a three-day rest period gives him a good chance to avoid missing any more time. If Love doesn't end up playing Thursday, Tristan Thompson will likely join the starting lineup and get a sizable bump in minutes.

Kevin Love PF/C CLE 2 days ago

Love left Sunday's game midway through the fourth quarter with a lower-back injury and went straight to the locker room, the Akron Beacon-Journal reports.

Love's suffered through back issues this season, and it seems like a Sunday was a recurrence of the issue. His status going forward is unclear at this point, but it's possible he sits for a game or two to ensure his health for the playoffs. However, the Cavaliers don't play again until Thursday, so it's possible he'll be okay by then.

Kevin Love PF/C CLE 2 weeks ago

Love (rest) returned to action Wednesday against the Nets and posted a double-double with 10 points, 11 rebounds, and four assists in 27 minutes of action.

Love sat out the last two games to rest and was able to return Wednesday. While his performance was certainly not the best he's played all year, the fact that he's on the court should be a positive sign moving forward. He insisted that his decision to rest had nothing to do with his back ailments. Either way, he should be owned in all leagues.

Kevin Love PF/C CLE 2 weeks ago

Love (rest) will return to the lineup Wednesday against the Nets, Jason Lloyd of the Akron Beacon-Journal reports.

Love sat out the last two games to rest, and he insisted during Wednesday's shootaround that the absences were not related to his back. At this point, it does not appear the Cavs have plans to rest him further, so Love should be in the lineup at his usual power forward spot going forward.

Kevin Love PF/C CLE 2 weeks ago

Love (rest) will sit out again Monday against the Heat, Jason Lieser of the Palm Beach Post reports.

Love, who has been playing through soreness in his neck and back, sat out Sunday's win over the Magic, and he'll do the same on the second night of the back-to-back set. Expect Tristan Thompson to make another start alongside Timofey Mozgov in the frontcourt.

Kevin Love PF/C CLE 2 weeks ago

Love will sit out Sunday's game against the Magic to rest, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

The Cavaliers are not attributing Love's absence to injuries, so he's expected back on the court for Monday's game against the Heat. Tristan Thompson and Shawn Marion (hip) have a chance to see added time on the court in the momentary absence of Love.

Kevin Love PF/C CLE 2 weeks ago

Love admitted Sunday that he's playing through soreness in his neck and back, ESPN reports

While Love does not anticipate the issue costing him any time, he said that he may have to address it in the offseason. That said, Love, who was benched again in the fourth quarter Thursday, also noted that he's focused on the playoffs, so it seems possible he could take a couple of maintenance days at some point down the stretch. "It's something I want to get right before we get to the playoffs, because that's what's most important at this point," Love said.

Kevin Love PF/C CLE 3 weeks ago

Love scored 21 points (9-17 FG, 2-6 3Pt) to go with 14 rebounds and two assists in 33 minutes Tuesday against the Mavs.

Love got off to a slow start, but he picked up offensively in the second half as the Cavaliers ran away with the game. He's off to a great start in March, averaging 17.2 points and 9.3 rebounds while knocking down 3.0 three-pointers per game.

Kevin Love PF/C CLE 3 weeks ago

Love had 13 points (3-6 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 4-4 FT) and 10 rebounds in 33 minutes in the win over Phoenix on Saturday. He added four assists.

Love made the most of his offensive opportunities against the Suns. He has averaged 16.3 points and 9.3 rebounds with 11 3-pointers in his last three games. Love isn't taking many shots that are from long range, which limits his overall fantasy value.

Kevin Love PF/C CLE 4 weeks ago

Love scored 22 points (6-10 FG, 4-7 3Pt, 6-9 FT) with 10 rebounds and a steal in 34 minutes during Wednesday's win over the Raptors.

All three of the Cavs' triplets had big games, as the club continues to fire on all cylinders. Love's numbers on the season remain disappointing, but he is averaging 18.7 points, 8.5 boards and 3.5 threes over his last six games, an improvement at least for fantasy owners relying on his production from beyond the arc.