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Love is expected to play in Monday's preseason game against the Bulls, Bob Finnan of The News-Herald reports.
Love missed Friday's preseason game for some added rest to keep him fresh, but he is expected to rejoin the lineup for Monday's contest against the Bulls. He was prevalant in two of the four preseason games he did play in, scoring 25 in each versus just eight and five in the other two games. There appears to be no lingering effects of the sore neck that caused him to leave Wednesday's preseason game, and he should be fine for the start of the regular season.
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Love (rest) will not play in Friday's preseason game, Joe Gabriele of the Cav's official site reports.
Love left Wednesday's preseason game early with neck soreness, but his absence in Friday's game does not appear to be related. Instead, the Cavs simply want to keep their superstars fresh and healthy for the regular season.
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Love didn't return from the locker room because of a sore neck following halftime of Wednesday's game against the Pacers, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
Love took a couple of hard falls in the first half, which resulted in some soreness. It doesn't look like anything too serious, and because it's preseason, it would only make sense for Cleveland to keep Love out for the rest of the game and not risk anything further. He may not play in Cleveland's next preseason game Friday if any pain continues to exist.
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Love banged knees with Jabari Parker in Tuesday's game, but coach David Blatt expects him to be available Wednesday, the Akron Beacon Journal's Jason Lloyd reports.
Love had a slight limp after the incident, but was able to play through it in Tuesday's exhibition, finishing with 25 points. Blatt said he didn't think the injury was serious, so we'll expect him to be a relatively full participant moving forward in camp.
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Love led the Cavaliers with 25 points (9-12 FG, 4-5 3Pt, 3-5 FT) in the preseason win over the Heat on Saturday. He played 26 minutes and grabbed seven boards.
Love had a relatively quiet preseason Cavalier debut against Maccabi Tel Aviv (eight points, 11 boards, four assists), but had the offensive game flowing in the win in Brazil. He was able to take more shots with Kyrie Irving (ankle) out, but should have plenty of 20-point, 10-board games in his first year in Cleveland.
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Love understands that he may need to sacrifice some of his excellent numbers in the name of winning, the Akron Beacon-Journal reports. He said, "I've watched guys like Wade and different players that have to sacrifice. I'd be lying to myself and everybody here if I was telling you I didn't have to sacrifice. � I'm willing to do whatever it takes for this team to win because at the end of the day, that's what we want, is to win."
Love has been a consistent presence in first rounds of early and mock drafts, but his new owners may be in for a rude shock. Love did average 20.2 points on 14.1 field goals in 2010-11 and he might see similar shot attempts with Cleveland. Perhaps improved shooting efficiency will offset his lost counting numbers.
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Love was officially traded to the Cavaliers on Saturday, Jon Krawczynski of the Associated Press reports.
The deal has been on the table for over a month, but the trade could not be completed until 30 days after Andrew Wiggins signed his rookie contract, per NBA rules. Love joins a Cavs team already featuring LeBron James and Kyrie Irving and should immediately compete for a championship in his first season in the East. While Love's offensive responsibility may decline, still expect the three-time All-Star to put up elite numbers.
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Love will be traded to Cleveland for Andrew Wiggins, Anthony Bennett, and a 2015 first round draft pick, Yahoo.com reports. The deal can not be consummated until August 23 (after the 30-day period from when Wiggins signed his contract). Love will also reportedly sign a contract extension with Cleveland.
This trade has been rumored for weeks (particularly since LeBron James wrote his "coming home" letter and did not mention Wiggins and Bennett). Love should be able to get plenty of open opportunities playing with James and Kyrie Irving.
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Love is expected to be traded to the Cavs in exchange for Andrew Wiggins near the end of August, and the deal has essentially already been agreed upon but cannot be made official until after the 30-day rookie contract moratorium, that Wiggins is currently restricted by, ends August 23, ESPN reports.
There's a lot of speculation around this deal, and unfortunately, until August 23, there won't be any official announcements made. With that said, the report went on to state that, as long as the trade remains unofficial, there remains the outside chance that another team could offer something to the Timberwolves that would make them reconsider their current handshake agreement with the Cavs and trade Love to another team, though that is considered unlikely. If Love does indeed end up on the Cavs with LeBron James, we'd anticipate some slight changes to his production, but any reduction in Love's counting stats in one category would probably also result in him producing better percentages and other stats, making his fantasy value relatively the same going into mext season.
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Minnesota Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor is reportedly hesitant to trade Kevin Love.
According to reports, Taylor is still stung by the aftermath of the 2007 trade that sent Kevin Love to Boston. "I don't think Glen Taylor wants to do the deal," one of the people familiar with the discussions said. This could be part of a cat and mouse game to force suitors to up their offers, so this report doesn't necessarily do anything to derail the rumors of Kevin Love heading to Cleveland.