Kevin Love PF/C CLE 25 Days

Love took a shot to the ribs and sat out part of practice, the Akron Beacon-Journal reports. Coach David Blatt said, "We pulled him out, but he's ok."

Love has been minorly dinged up throughout his first preseason with the Cavaliers. He should not be limited for Thursday's opener against the Knicks, and should be in for an excellent season in the Eastern Conference.

Kevin Love PF/C CLE 1 Month

Love scored nine points (2-10 FG, 0-5 3P, 5-6 FT) with 13 rebounds and three assists in 35 minutes during Monday's preseason win over the Bulls.

He couldn't get his shot to fall, but Love still had a big night on the glass to make up for it. He'll have one more preseason game to develop some chemistry with new running mates Kyrie Irving and LeBron James before the regular season tips off.

Kevin Love PF/C CLE 1 Month

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.

Kevin Love PF/C CLE 1 Month

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.

Kevin Love PF/C CLE 1 Month

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.

Kevin Love PF/C CLE 1 Month

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.

Kevin Love PF/C CLE 1 Month

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.

Kevin Love PF/C CLE 2 Months

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.

Kevin Love PF/C CLE 3 Months

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.

Kevin Love PF/C CLE 4 Months

Love will be traded to Cleveland for Andrew Wiggins, Anthony Bennett, and a 2015 first round draft pick, 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.