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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
April 3, 2019, 9:01 pmKevin LoveF/C, Cleveland Cavaliers
Kevin Love (left shoulder soreness) has been ruled out for Thursday's game against Sacramento.
Fantasy owners may have no choice but to cut ties with the big-man, as it's likely he also won't see the court on Friday's back-to-back against the Warriors. Larry Nance Jr. will continue to see minutes in the 30's and is a strong play to close out the season
Source: NBA Injury Report
April 1, 2019, 8:40 pmKevin LoveF/C, Cleveland Cavaliers
Kevin Love (left shoulder soreness) has been ruled out for Monday's game against the Suns.
The Cavs don't play again until Thursday, so if you need immediate production, it may be best to drop him. However, if you need to gamble on the possibility of some big stat lines, Love could play up to four games in the last six days of the season starting with that Thursday game.
April 1, 2019, 1:50 pmKevin LoveF/C, Cleveland Cavaliers
Kevin Love (left shoulder soreness) is listed as questionable vs. the Suns on Monday.
Love missed Saturday's game vs. the Spurs and is in jeopardy of missing this one too. He hasn't been playing to well as of late and if your league ends this week then feel free to drop Love for someone more useful because the Cavs are going to be cautious with him. David Nwaba started in his place on Saturday so he might be worth a look as well.
Source: NBA Injury Report
March 30, 2019, 2:58 pmKevin LoveF/C, Cleveland Cavaliers
Kevin Love (left shoulder soreness) has been ruled out of Saturday's game against the Spurs.
David Nwaba will start in his place. Love has been shooting just 36.4 percent from the field in March, so perhaps this shoulder issue has been bugging him for a while despite limited appearances on the injury report. Fantasy owners whose leagues wrap up this weekend can feel free to drop Love, while those of you playing to the bitter end just have to hang tight and hope that he's good to go for the final stretch.
Source: Chris Fedor on Twitter
March 28, 2019, 11:48 pmKevin LoveF/C, Cleveland Cavaliers
Kevin Love finished Thursday's loss to the Spurs with 18 points, eight rebounds and two 3-pointers while shooting 7-of-13 from the field.
Love hasn't been up to par lately, and while the counting stats tonight weren't quite what fantasy owners want out of an early-round pick, his efficiency was a nice reprieve from the usual of late with Love shooting .364 in March. He's got to be locked into all lineups despite those struggles, and owners just have to hope for minimal rest days.
March 26, 2019, 10:12 pmKevin LoveF/C, Cleveland Cavaliers
Kevin Love missed 10 of his 13 shots in Tuesday's loss to the Celtics, ending with 10 points, 11 rebounds, four assists and a steal in 29 minutes.
Love missed all five of his 3-point attempts but hit all four of his free throws. He's a must-start, but he's not the most reliable with the inconsistencies on this team or with his injuries and rest days. Speaking of inconsistent Cavs, Cedi Osman had a nice game with 15 points, seven rebounds, two assists and three triples.