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October 15, 2019, 6:27 pmKevin LovePF, Cleveland Cavaliers
Kevin Love will play against the Celtics on Tuesday.
Love is in a good DFS spot tonight as he could be staring at a big day tonight with so many frontcourt teammates sitting out, but it is worth noting that the team plans to watch his minutes carefully.
Source: Spencer Davies on Twitter
October 15, 2019, 6:10 pmTristan ThompsonC, Cleveland Cavaliers
The Cavs are have ruled Tristan Thompson (right groin soreness), John Henson (right groin strain) and Ante Zizic (left foot soreness) as out for Tuesday's game against the Celtics.
With the trio of big men sitting out, it could again be a lot of Kevin Love and Larry Nance Jr. tonight. It's worth noting that Jarell Martin is starting at C for the Cavs tonight.
Source: NBA Injury Report
October 13, 2019, 2:59 pmKevin LovePF, Cleveland Cavaliers
Kevin Love (rest) will skip Sunday's preseason game against the Celtics.
Love was a late addition to the 'injury' report, so go change your DFS lineups before things lock in. Tristan Thompson is listed as out on the injury report so this could be a big day for Larry Nance Jr.
Source: Chris Fedor on Twitter
October 1, 2019, 1:35 pmLarry Nance Jr.PF, Cleveland Cavaliers
Larry Nance (illness) missed Cavs practice on Tuesday.
This won't have any impact on his opening day availability as Nance should be over the illness in a few days. Nance is expected to start at PF while Kevin Love moves to C and is trending up in fantasy drafts.
Source: Sam Amico on Twitter
September 30, 2019, 7:01 pmKevin LovePF, Cleveland Cavaliers
Cavs head coach John Beilein said that Kevin Love is in great shape, but that he may be rested at times this season.
Love should be worth picking within the top 50 of fantasy drafts. He regularly racks up double-doubles even when his minutes are limited. Owners will be glad to hear that Love is fully healthy.
Source: Greg Swartz on Twitter
July 24, 2019, 7:49 pmKevin LovePF, Cleveland Cavaliers
Kevin Love has opted not to attend Team USA training camp for the FIBA World Cup.
Love joins the growing list of stars deciding to preserve themselves for the NBA season rather than play for the U.S Team. For Love in particular this move makes sense given how much of last season he missed to injury, likely resulting in a cautious approach to the offseason. Love figures to be a go for the Cavs when they open the season, and has the potential to post early-round value.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
June 28, 2019, 10:55 pmKevin LovePF, Cleveland Cavaliers
Per a Zach Lowe report on Friday, the Cavs aren't being very aggressive in Kevin Love trade talks.
Lowe also mentioned Portland would be a great fit for Love. Given Love's track record in the league, if they made him available don't be surprised if several teams express interest.
Source: Zach Lowe on ESPN
June 18, 2019, 10:44 pmKevin LoveF/C, Cleveland Cavaliers
According to Brian Windhorst, Kevin Love has been in some trade talks and the chances that he's on the Cavs next season are 50/50.
Windhorst mentioned that it's hard to find the right deal for Love, who is set to start a 4-year $120 million contract this fall, but that's a much bigger chance of him leaving than had been recently reported. The Cavs likely have some summer deals to make, but as it sits now, the fantasy values of Larry Nance Jr. and Ante Zizic would be on the rise with a Love departure.
Source: Aaron Goldhammer on Twitter
June 2, 2019, 5:26 pmKevin LoveF/C, Cleveland Cavaliers
According to Chris Fedor of Cleveland.com, the Cavs are not interested in trading Kevin Love.
There has been speculation that the Cavs would deal Love, especially if it meant getting a top draft pick back, but it seems they'd have to be blown away in order to consider such a transaction. The team values Love's contributions to the locker room and the team's culture and wants him around as they usher in a new era. There's also the issue of which teams would consider assembling a huge package for Love considering his salary and injury history. Stranger things have happened but it would be surprising if Love wasn't with Cleveland next season.
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.
April 8, 2019, 8:43 pmKevin LoveF/C, Cleveland Cavaliers
Kevin Love (rest) has been ruled out of Tuesday's finale against the Hornets.
Love got in for just 13 minutes after missing the previous four games. Larry Nance Jr. and Ante Zizic should get all they can handle with Love and Tristan Thompson both out.
April 7, 2019, 6:23 pmKevin LoveF/C, Cleveland Cavaliers
Kevin Love (shoulder) played 13 minutes in his return to action in Sunday's loss to the Spurs.
Love tallied five points, four rebounds, two assists, one 3-pointer and one steal. He came off the bench and this one and while he should return to the starting lineup this season, he may not be used very heavily.
April 6, 2019, 10:50 pmKevin LoveF/C, Cleveland Cavaliers
Kevin Love (shoulder) is not on the injury report for Sunday's game against the Spurs.
If you are planning to start Love in any of your fantasy lineups or DFS, be sure to monitor his status prior to tip-off as the Spurs and Cavs have a 3 p.m. Eastern start time. If Love plays, expect his minutes to be in the low 30s and feel free to use him as you normally would.
Source: NBA Injury Report
April 5, 2019, 5:34 pmKevin LoveF/C, Cleveland Cavaliers
Kevin Love (left shoulder soreness) will not play on Friday vs. the Warriors.
Fire up your shares of Larry Nance Jr. and Ante Zizic for a game that’ll have a lot of garbage time. It’s also worth noting that Tristan Thompson is no longer on the injury report.
Source: NBA Injury Report