OUTKevin Love
PF/C CLE
3 days ago

Love (hand) indicated Tuesday that he expects to be out another month, Kurt Helin of NBC Sports reports. "I'm probably about two weeks out from getting this movable cast off for good, and then from there about a few weeks after that before I get back," Love said. "So I have a good amount of time, about a month."

EDGE Analysis

Love was able to avoid surgery on his broken hand, but has been wearing a cast in order to stabilize it. While that should permanently be removed in the next few weeks, it sounds like he's still around a month away from getting back on the court, which appears to fall in line with his original eight-week timetable. Look for additional updates to be provided as he reaches milestones in his recovery, and in the meantime, the likes of Larry Nance and Jeff Green should take on additional playing time at the power forward position.

OUTKevin Love
PF/C CLE
3 weeks ago

Love's broken hand won't require surgery, but he's still expected to miss eight weeks while recovering, Joe Gabriele of Cavs.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

After consulting with doctors in New York on Thursday, Love made the decision not to have surgery on the broken left hand he suffered just two days earlier in a game against the Pistons. During his prolonged absence, Tristan Thompson, Channing Frye and Jeff Green will likely absorb the extra playing time. Given this timeline, Love still has a chance to return with a couple weeks left in the regular season.

OUTKevin Love
PF/C CLE
3 weeks ago

Love (hand) traveled to New York on Thursday to consult with doctors about possible surgery, Tom Withers of the Associated Press reports.

EDGE Analysis

Whether or not he opts for surgery to stabilize his fractured left hand, Love is projected to require 6-to-8 weeks of recovery time. Given that he previously required screws inserted into his hand in 2009 to address a fracture, Love could be inclined to undergo another procedure with the hope of avoiding another setback down the road. While Love missed his first game due to the injury in Wednesday's 91-89 win over the Heat, Jae Crowder moved back into the starting five at power forward and played 27 minutes, producing 11 points (4-7 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 2-2 FT), seven rebounds, one assist and one steal.

OUTKevin Love
PF/C CLE
4 weeks ago1 Comment

Love will not return to Tuesday's game against the Pistons after fracturing a finger on his left hand, Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel

EDGE Analysis

It is unclear how long this injury will leave Love sidelined, but expect an update when the team provides more information. His status for Wednesday's game against the Heat appears unlikely at the moment. Jae Crowder, Jeff Green, and Channing Frye all figure to benefit in terms of playing time while Love is sidelined.

OUTKevin Love
PF/C CLE
4 weeks ago

Love exited Tuesday's game against the Pistons with a left hand injury and is currently having an X-ray performed in the locker room, Joe Vardon of Cleveland.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Cavaliers have yet to provide an update on whether or not Love will return, though that will presumably be released shortly once the medical team gets his X-ray results back. If Love is unable to return, the likes of Jae Crowder, Jeff Green and Channing Frye should cover his minutes.

OUTKevin Love
PF/C CLE
4 weeks ago

Love scored 20 points (8-14 FG, 4-6 3Pt) while adding 11 rebounds and an assist in 27 minutes during Sunday's 121-104 win over the Pistons.

EDGE Analysis

It's his third straight double-double and fifth in the last seven games, one of which saw Love limited to only three minutes due to an illness. While the Cavs have struggled at times this season, that hasn't dogged Love, who's on pace for his best shooting percentage since 2010-11 and third straight campaign with at least 2.0 three-pointers per game.

OUTKevin Love
PF/C CLE
1 month ago

Love (illness) said Monday that he's feeling better and will be available Tuesday against the Spurs, Cavs play-by-play voice Fred McLeod reports.

EDGE Analysis

Love was limited to just three minutes in Saturday's blowout loss to the Thunder, and he admitted Monday that he was batting dizziness and flu-like symptoms. However, the 29-year-old went through a full practice Monday and should return to his regular role Tuesday night. Love is averaging just 23.9 minutes per game in January, which he's translated to 12.3 points, 6.3 rebounds and 1.1 assists per game, down considerably from his November and December numbers.

OUTKevin Love
PF/C CLE
1 month ago

Love (illness) was held out of Sunday's practice, Joe Vardon of Cleveland.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Love ended up playing just three minutes during Saturday's game against the Thunder, as he was dealing with an illness and didn't feel well enough to finish the contest. He went on to sit out Sunday's practice in an effort to get healthy for Tuesday's tilt with the Spurs. For now, consider Love questionable for that contest, though we should get another update following Monday's practice session. Tristan Thompson and Jeff Green would benefit with additional playing time if Love ends up missing more time.

OUTKevin Love
PF/C CLE
1 month ago

Love is dealing with an illness and is questionable to return to Saturday's contest against the Thunder, Joe Gabriele of Cavs.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Love played only three minutes before leaving the floor with an illness. If he ends up ruled out of the remainder of the contest, Tristan Thompson and Jeff Green could see extended run.

OUTKevin Love
PF/C CLE
1 month ago

Love accounted for 17 points (5-9 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 4-5 FT), seven rebounds, three assists, two steals and one block across 27 minutes in Monday's 118-108 loss to the Warriors.

EDGE Analysis

Love was a third offensive wheel on the night behind LeBron James and Isaiah Thomas, posting his fourth double-digit scoring effort in the last five games. The 29-year-old has been all over the spectrum scoring-wise thus far in the new calendar year, as he's posted a pair of single-digit scoring totals and has also generated a modest 10-point effort in three of seven games. Alarmingly poor shooting has been the primary culprit of those downturns, as Love has produced a success rate of 25.0 percent or lower from the field in all three contests. With Thomas becoming increasingly incorporated into the offense, it remains to be seen if that too will have a significantly adverse effect on Love's production over the long term.