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  • Kevin Love - F/C - Cleveland Cavaliers

    Kevon Love will sit out the final game of the Cavs' first half on Wednesday against the Nets.

    So much for Love telling the reporters on Monday that he would play tonight. Just to be clear, there has been no setback and the decision is only part of the maintenance process in his return from left foot surgery. Larry Nance Jr. should be busy tonight while Marquese Chriss will continue to see extended minutes and deserves a consideration in deeper leagues.

    Source: Chris Fedor on Twitter

  • Kevin Love - F/C - Cleveland Cavaliers

    Speaking to reporters after Monday’s game, Kevin Love said that he will play on Wednesday against the Nets.

    Love is slowly ramping up his workload after playing six minutes on Friday and another 16 on Monday. He has looked healthy so far and the Cavs want to have him on the court in order to increase his trade value for the summer and for him to develop chemistry with Collin Sexton, Cedi Osman and the rest of the youngsters. Love should be owned in all formats but expectations should be kept low as it’s unclear how his minutes will be handled going forward.

    Source: Marla Ridenour on Twitter

  • Kevin Love - F/C - Cleveland Cavaliers

    Kevin Love will not play in the second half of Monday's game against the Knicks and will end the night with 14 points, nine rebounds and two 3-pointers in 16 minutes of action.

    Love only played six minutes on Friday before sitting on Saturday, so this is a good step forward for him. We'll look for another increase in minutes in Wednesday's game, assuming Love plays since it's not a back-to-back situation. He should be an early-round player once he gets back to full strength and it remains to be seen how that will impact Larry Nance Jr. and Tristan Thompson (once he gets healthy).

    Source: Steve Popper on Twitter

  • Kevin Love - F/C - Cleveland Cavaliers

    Kevin Love (left foot surgery) is expected to play in Monday's game vs. the Knicks.

    Love said that he wanted to play in at least one of the games before the All-Star Break and he might even play in both. The Cavs are in no rush to get him back as their clearly tanking this season so he'll likely rest and sit out of games for the rest of the season. He's played about six minutes in Friday's game vs. the Wizards and his minutes will probably slightly rise in this one. He's still worth owning but don't expect anything too much.

    Source: Chris Fedor on Twitter

  • Kevin Love - F/C - Cleveland Cavaliers

    Kevin Love (left foot surgery) has been ruled out for Saturday's game against the Pacers.

    Love left Friday's game as a precaution without returning, so it's no surprise to see him out for this one. The Cavs aren't going to rush him at all this year, but he's got a decent shot to play in the next game.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Kevin Love - F/C - Cleveland Cavaliers

    Kevin Love will not return to Friday's game vs. the Wizards, finishing with four points (0-for-3 on treys), one rebound and one assist in six minutes.

    Love was pulled as a precaution as there's no reason for the Cavs to give him full burn so soon after returning from injury. Love's shot looked rusty but he was pretty active so hopefully his shot will start to fall sooner than later. He's expected to sit on Saturday and might be doing so for all back-to-backs going forward.

  • Kevin Love - F/C - Cleveland Cavaliers

    Kevin Love (left foot) will play on Friday vs. the Wizards and is expected to start though he’s not likely to play on Saturday.

    Owners stashing Love for months finally have some good news. It’ll take a while for Love to shake off the rust and get into game shape so you might not want to activate him right away, but it’s great news he appears to be back. We’ll see how his return impacts the Cavs’ frontcourt, with Ante Zizic on deck to lose the most minutes with Cedi Osman and Larry Nance Jr. also likely to have their production dinged.

    Source: Cayleigh Griffin on Twitter

  • Kevin Love - F/C - Cleveland Cavaliers

    Kevin Love (left foot) is being considered a GTD for Friday's game versus the Wizards.

    Kevin Love owners rejoice. He will likely see a minutes restriction being his first game back, but if Love plays he should start. Expect Ante Zizic and Larry Nance Jr.'s minutes to be decreased going forward.

    Source: Joe Gabriel on Twitter

  • Kevin Love - F/C - Cleveland Cavaliers

    Kevin Love is questionable for Friday's game against the Wizards as he continues to recover from left foot surgery.

    We continue to be without Love and it's been slow going in his return. It has been more than three months since we've seen him on an NBA floor, so even if he does return here, there will surely be some rust and likely a minute restriction.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Kevin Love - F/C - Cleveland Cavaliers

    ESPN's Bobby Marks is reporting that there is "not a serious market" for Kevin Love.

    That works out, because the Cavs have been fairly adamant that they're not trading him. Between his age, recent injuries and salary it's not surprising that teams aren't looking to add Love in the middle of the year here. Perhaps Cleveland reconsiders at some point this summer.

    Source: ESPN

  • Kevin Love - F/C - Cleveland Cavaliers

    Kevin Love (left foot) has been ruled out of Tuesday's game against the Celtics.

    Love wasn't expected to return for this game but his recent participation in full practices does mean that we'll start updating his status ahead of each contest. It shouldn't be much longer now.

    Source: NBA.com

  • Kevin Love - F/C - Cleveland Cavaliers

    Larry Drew does not expect Kevin Love (left foot) to return for Tuesday's game against the Celtics.

    Love's been out since October 24 and has been participating in full 5-on-5 scrimmages of late but the Cavs are going to take it very slow with their franchise player. His eventual return will complicate things for Larry Nance Jr., Tristan Thompson, Ante Zizic and Cedi Osman, but we'll cross that bridge when we get there. Love needs to be stashed in all leagues.

    Source: ESPN

  • Kevin Love - F/C - Cleveland Cavaliers

    Kevin Love (left foot) was able to take full contact at 5-on-5 in Thursday's practice.

    This was the plan for Love as of earlier in the week and it's great to see there were no setbacks. While he is unlikely to play on Saturday, a return does appear to be on the horizon. Get ready to place Love back into all fantasy lineups, even if he's under a minutes cap at first. Larry Nance Jr. and Ante Zizic will be able to hold value with Tristan Thompson sidelined, but things could get messy when the Cavs get to full strength. Zizic will likely fall by the wayside while Nance will become a late-round option as opposed to the middle-round player he's been with the frontcourt thinned out.

    Source: Chris Fedor on Twitter

  • Kevin Love - F/C - Cleveland Cavaliers

    Kevin Love (left foot) was able to participate in 5-on-0 work at Monday's practice and the current plan is for him to take full contact on Thursday.

    It'll be the first time Love's taken contact since undergoing surgery, and if he responds well it's possible that he returns within the following week or two. It's time to pick up Love in any leagues where he may have been dropped, while his return to the lineup will likely have negative effects on Ante Zizic and Larry Nance Jr. We'd expect Love to be limited whenever he does start playing again, but if he ramps up quickly he'll have a shot at early-round value until the Cavs shut him down.

    Source: Cleveland.com