April 9, 2019, 9:24 pmKevin LoveF/C, Cleveland Cavaliers
Kevin Love ended his season with a rest day on Tuesday, capping off a disappointing campaign with 22 games played and averages of 17.0 points, 10.9 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 0.3 steals, 0.2 blocks and 2.4 3-pointers on .385 from the field.
Love missed time for rest, shoulder soreness and a back injury, but the big chunk of absences came after he underwent left foot surgery. He missed 50 games from October 25 to February 8 and was dealing with plenty of restrictions even after returning, logging 30 minutes or more only nine times this season. Love’s efficiency predictably faltered as the only talented scorer on the roster, though it’s worth pointing out that he had been above 40 percent from the field in every season where he’s been relatively healthy. His career-worst .352 came in 2012-13, when he was limited to just 18 games. Odds are that he would’ve pulled that number up in a full season, which is something to keep in mind heading into next year. Love’s struggles resulted in top-65 value when he was on the court, and with just top-300 total value he was a major bust for anyone who spent an early-round pick on him in drafts.