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December 5, 2018, 9:28 amKevin Love - F/C - Cleveland Cavaliers
The Cavs aren’t interested in trading Kevin Love unless they get blown away by an offer.
Cleveland signed Love to a lucrative extension this offseason but it wasn’t a deal solely about this year as they want him around for the long haul. The team believes that he fits nicely with Collin Sexton and they plan on having him join the rest of the squad at some in January. Love was reportently not happy with the direction of the franchise at the beginning of the season and it will be interesting to see him playing for a team that is clearly trying to develop their young guys.
December 4, 2018, 8:56 amKevin Love - F/C - Cleveland Cavaliers
Kevin Love is targeting a mid-January return to the court from foot surgery, following a consultation on Monday with Dr. Martin O’Malley in New York.
Scans on his foot were clean, and Love said he can begin to ramp up his workouts in three to four weeks, estimating his absence extending for another six weeks. The Cavs obviously have an eye on the draft lottery but they will have to play Love in order to show potential trade partners that he is healthy before the February 7th trade deadline. Regardless, Love’s return keeps getting pushed lately and owners should only hold on to him if they have an IL spot available while Tristan Thompson remains a must-add in all leagues.
Source: The Athletic
December 2, 2018, 4:13 pmKevin Love - F/C - Cleveland Cavaliers
Kevin Love (left foot) will visit his specialist this week when the Cavs are in New York.
Love's already shed his walking boot and has ramped up his rehab efforts, but he's also said that he doesn't expect to return until 2019. Hopefully this latest meeting gives us some more clarity on his recovery timetable.
Source: The Athletic
November 27, 2018, 11:33 amKevin Love - F/C - Cleveland Cavaliers
Kevin Love is out of his walking boot and was seen doing more rehab work recently.
Love has been able to join his teammates on the bench in the last couple games as he is slowly recovering from toe surgery. He is not expected to be back before the new year and managers who drafted him should only stash him if they have an IL spot available in their league. Tristan Thompson has been the biggest beneficiary and he should be owned in all formats until Love is ready to return to the court.
November 20, 2018, 7:48 pmKevin Love - F/C - Cleveland Cavaliers
Kevin Love said Tuesday that he doesn't expect to play until the new year.
With Love on the shelf until the calendar hits 2019, he's looking at six more weeks on the sidelines at minimum. Of course, he wasn't expected to be re-evaluated until the middle of December, so this isn't too surprising. Larry Nance Jr., Tristan Thompson and David Nwaba look like the main forwards for the foreseeable future.
Source: Rachel Nichols on Twitter
November 2, 2018, 3:14 pmKevin Love - F/C - Cleveland Cavaliers
Kevin Love underwent surgery on his left foot on Friday and will be re-evaluated in six weeks.
Well, this is a big bombshell for a Friday afternoon. We knew the time table would be lengthy but six weeks until a re-evaluation could mean many things. There's nothing to do but hang on and hope for the best for Love. He's too valuable on the court to move on from.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
October 30, 2018, 6:46 pmKevin Love - F/C - Cleveland Cavaliers
Kevin Love (toe) is in a walking boot and will be re-evaluated in a few weeks.
This lines up with earlier reports of the Cavs considering a lengthy rest period to get Love back to 100 percent. Larry Nance Jr. is lined up for a big run while Love is sidelined and should be owned in all leagues. Cleveland's lineups with Tristan Thompson and either Channing Frye or Sam Dekker have been getting demolished so hopefully acting coach Larry Drew sees the light. Fantasy owners have no choice but to sit tight with Love, as selling him for pennies on the dollar isn't recommended even if you're totally giving up on him as an asset this year.
Source: Sam Amico on Twitter
October 29, 2018, 9:10 amKevin Love - F/C - Cleveland Cavaliers
According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, the Cavs are preparing for the possible scenario that Kevin Love (toe) may miss up to one month.
This is a devastating blow to an already-struggling Cavs team. While we do not know at this moment if Love will miss a month of playing time it seems an extended absence is on the way regardless. In his absence Larry Nance Jr., Tristan Thompson and Sam Dekker are expected to benefit the most. Nance should be owned in all leagues.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski
October 28, 2018, 3:02 pmKevin Love - F/C - Cleveland Cavaliers
The Cavs are unlikely to release a firm timetable for Kevin Love's recovery by Monday or Tuesday but are reportedly considering a lengthier period of rest to help him get back to 100 percent, per Marc Stein.
Love is battling persistent foot soreness and has missed two straight games. Fantasy owners have no choice but to sit tight, as a trade now would be selling Love at likely his lowest point. Larry Nance Jr. is the big winner and should be owned in all leagues even though he hasn't been chosen to start at the four yet. This also increases the deep league stock of Channing Frye, Sam Dekker and David Nwaba, though none of that trio is particularly interesting just yet.
Source: Marc Stein on Twitter
October 27, 2018, 6:09 pmKevin Love - F/C - Cleveland Cavaliers
The Cavs have ruled Kevin Love (foot soreness) out on Saturday and will start Sam Dekker at the power forward spot.
Dekker isn't our top pick but at least he's a higher upside play than Channing Frye, who started on Thursday. There's no timetable for Love's return and the Cavs are completely adrift right now. His owner might be panicking between this murky injury and the potential for a quick tank, so Love makes some sense as a buy-low option.
Source: Scott Agness on Twitter
October 27, 2018, 10:40 amKevin Love - F/C - Cleveland Cavaliers
Kevin Love (left foot soreness) is listed as questionable to face the Pacers on Saturday.
This injury has carried over from the preseason and may be something Love has to monitor for the foreseeable future. He is rebounding the basketball like he was back in his Timberwolves days but shooting a horrendous 32.3 percent from the field. If he cannot go, expect Larry Nance Jr. to be a very popular name in all formats for a boost in field goal percentage and a fair share of defensive stats.
October 25, 2018, 1:33 pmKevin Love - F/C - Cleveland Cavaliers
Kevin Love (sore left foot) will not play on Thursday against the Pistons.
Love has been struggling with his shot all season but this is the first we've heard of an injury. Larry Nance Jr. could be pressed into big minutes if the coaching staff thinks he's fully healthy while Tristan Thompson will be a central figure against Andre Drummond in the middle. Perhaps Ante Zizic sees extra time as well.
Source: Cleveland Cavaliers on Twitter
October 24, 2018, 10:25 pmKevin Love - F/C - Cleveland Cavaliers
Kevin Love put up a 14-point, 11-rebound double-double in a bad loss to the Nets on Wednesday.
He had the best performance of anyone on the Cavs, which says quite a lot since his performance was also lackluster. He will have to take a lot of shots and do a lot of heavy lifting for this team to win any games, so expect Love to continuously have the best stats on the team.