Kevin Love
PF/C CLE
6 days ago

Coach Tyronn Lue said Love (foot) may not be able to play extended stretches during the Cavaliers' season opener Wednesday at Toronto, Marla Ridenour of the Akron Beacon Journal reports. "I think Kevin will be a little gassed because he's not in game shape right now," Lue said. "To play the same style we did, it will probably be in shorter spurts for Kevin."

EDGE Analysis

Love's last preseason appearance came Oct. 2 before he was shut down with a sore foot, so the Cavaliers seem inclined to ease him back in during his return to the floor. While it's a reassuring sign that the 30-year-old at least appears on track to play in the season opener, he might not represent an appealing DFS option with his minutes likely to be restricted on some level. Those that drafted Love or purchased in him in an auction in a season-long league can probably feel comfortable keeping him active, however, as the Cavaliers open their campaign with a three-game slate this week.

Kevin Love
PF/C CLE
1 week ago

Love (foot) will not play in Friday's preseason finale against Detroit, Spencer Davies of Basketball Insiders reports.

EDGE Analysis

Love has been battling soreness in his foot, but his absence Friday is likely more precautionary than anything else. The Cavs will also hold out Cedi Osman and Larry Nance, Jr. in their final tuneup before the regular season begins next week.

Kevin Love
PF/C CLE
2 weeks ago

Love will be held out of Monday's preseason game due to a sore left foot, Chris Fedor of Cleveland.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Cavs rested Love for Saturday's matchup with the Celtics, and he'll now miss a second straight game -- this time as a precaution as he nurses soreness in his foot. The issue isn't considered serious, but Cleveland won't take any chances with the regular season just over a week away.

Kevin Love
PF/C CLE
2 weeks ago

Love will not play in Saturday's preseason game against the Celtics for rest purposes, Joe Vardon of The Athletic reports.

EDGE Analysis

After scoring 17 points in 17 minutes in the Cavaliers' first preseason game against Boston, the veteran will get the night off Saturday. In his absence, Larry Nance is in line to get the start at power forward, with both Sam Dekker and Ante Zizic likely seeing extended minutes in the frontcourt.

Kevin Love
PF/C CLE
3 weeks ago

Love contributed 17 points (5-10 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 5-7 FT), four rebounds and one steal across 17 minutes during the Cavaliers' 102-95 preseason win over the Celtics.

EDGE Analysis

Love fitting led the Cavs in scoring on the night, a feat that he's likely to accomplish on countless occasions this season now that LeBron James is in Los Angeles. The veteran forward could be in for the best all-around season of his career as the unquestioned No. 1 option on a team that's likely to be involved in plenty of high-scoring battles.

Kevin Love
PF/C CLE
3 months ago

Love inked a four-year, $120 million contract extension with the Cavaliers on Tuesday, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

With the departure of LeBron James from Cleveland, Love's future with the Cavaliers was cloudy, as it was unclear if management would opt for a rebuild or try to remain competitive. However, in signing Love to a significant extension, it's clear the organization is looking to remain in the playoff picture for 2018-19 and beyond. Despite missing time due to injuries, Love has made the All-Star game each of the past two seasons, averaging 18.3 points and 10.2 rebounds while shooting 44.1 percent from the field and 39.2 percent from deep. From a fantasy perspective, Love becoming the clear No. 1 option in Cleveland boosts his value significantly, and it's possible that we see flashes of the type of play that led him to break out in Minnesota.

Kevin Love
PF/C CLE
4 months ago

Love finished with just 13 points (4-13 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 3-4 FT), nine rebounds, two assists and one steal in 27 minutes during Friday's 108-85 loss in Game Four of the NBA Finals against the Warriors.

EDGE Analysis

Love saved his worst game of the Finals for last as the Cavaliers fell in comprehensive fashion to the Warriors. Love had himself a strong finals showing prior to this game and should head into next season with a lot of confidence. LeBron James may or may not be back in Cleveland and if he does indeed decide to take his talents elsewhere, Love could find himself thrust into the role of alpha on what could be a lottery team. He has played this role before with great success and could be in line for a fantasy leap if this is the case. Stay tuned.

Kevin Love
PF/C CLE
4 months ago

Love finished with 20 points (6-13 FG, 3-7 3Pt, 5-5 FT), 13 rebounds, three assists and one steal across 31 minutes during Cleveland's 110-102 loss to the Warriors in Game 3 of the NBA Finals on Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

For the third time in as many games to open the series, Love served as a pivotal source of complementary production alongside the superlative efforts of LeBron James. However, as has been the case on each of those occasions, his efforts ultimately fell short of helping the Cavaliers accomplish a victory. Love has encouragingly been much more consistent with his shot than during the conference finals versus the Celtics, when he ultimately drained just 37.5 percent of his attempts. The veteran forward has pushed that figure to 43.1 percent against the Warriors, but he'll likely need to be even better for Cleveland to salvage its season in Friday's Game 4.

Kevin Love
PF/C CLE
5 months ago

Love delivered 22 points (7-18 FG, 3-8 3Pt, 5-5 FT), 10 rebounds, one assist, two steals and one block across 35 minutes during Cleveland's 122-103 loss to the Warriors in Game 2 of the NBA Finals on Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

Love was an effective complementary presence alongside LeBron James, but neither star's effort was enough to get the Cavaliers on the board in the series. The 29-year-old has exceeded the 20-point mark in each of the first two games against the Warriors, although his shooting took a downturn Sunday. Love has especially struggled from distance over the first pair of contests, going just 4-for-16 from behind the arc. He'll look to continue his strong work on the boards while upping his scoring contributions when the Cavaliers attempt to cut their series deficit in half during Wednesday's Game 3.

Kevin Love
PF/C CLE
5 months ago

Love will not be suspended for leaving the bench area during the final seconds of Thursday's Game 1 against Golden State, Chris Mannix of Yahoo Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

The closing seconds of Game 1 featured an altercation between Draymond Green and Tristan Thompson after Thompson fouled Shaun Livingston for taking a jumper, rather than letting the shot clock run out and concede a turnover. League officials determined that Love stepped onto the court to contest the initial foul, but moved back to the bench once the altercation between Green and Thompson took place.