January 24, 2020, 2:04 pmKevin LovePF, Cleveland Cavaliers
According to Chris Fedor of Cleveland.com, Kevin Love shared that he'd be happy to stay in Cleveland past the trade deadline if that becomes the case.
Previously, it had been reported that Love was frustrated with both his new coach and his young teammates, but a conversation with Koby Altman has apparently set him straight. Of course, Love will say all the right things so as to not alienate the team and its fanbase. Trade or no trade, Love figure to keep cashing in game checks and putting up top-75 numbers, with frequent rest days in between.
January 23, 2020, 9:26 pmKevin LovePF, Cleveland Cavaliers
Kevin Love scored 21 points on 8-of-19 shooting to go with five rebounds, two assists, two steals and three 3-pointers on Thursday.
Love had an off game against the Knicks, but predictably bounced back against the Wizards. He'll be inconsistent due to the fact that he relies on his 3-point shot, but his mid-round value is something you can rely on.
January 20, 2020, 7:34 pmKevin LovePF, Cleveland Cavaliers
Kevin Love ended Monday's game against the Knicks with 12 points, nine rebounds, one assist, and one steal.
The Cavs were blown out by New York and Love's 4-for-14 shooting line didn't help. He's still a very valuable player overall.
January 18, 2020, 11:44 pmKevin LovePF, Cleveland Cavaliers
Kevin Love shot 10-of-20 from the field and 4-of-8 from beyond the arc on his way to scoring 29 points with five rebounds, six assists, one steal and one block in 34 minutes.
Love is inside the top-70 in 9-cat on the season and will keep posting that value as long as he's on the court. Fantasy owners shouldn't worry about a potential trade hurting Love's value.
January 14, 2020, 4:42 pmKevin LovePF, Cleveland Cavaliers
Kevin Love (rest) is being listed as out for on the back-end of the Cavs back-to-back set against the Clippers on Tuesday.
Larry Nance Jr. is expected to make his return for this game and is likely to get the starting nod with Love out. John Henson should see extra minutes as a backup big man as well.
Source: Chris Fedor on Twitter
January 14, 2020, 12:51 amKevin LovePF, Cleveland Cavaliers
Kevin Love scored 21 points on 7-of-17 shooting to go with 11 rebounds, three assists and a triple in Monday's loss to the Lakers.
Love will keep churning out mid-round value as long as he's on the Cavs and he and the front office have reached a treaty. He'll be fine wherever he lands.
January 11, 2020, 11:38 pmKevin LovePF, Cleveland Cavaliers
Kevin Love double-doubled on Saturday, grabbing 15 boards and scoring 19 points on 7-of-18 shooting in 37 minutes.
Love struggled from the field but was able to muscle his way to a solid fantasy line. Love is a top-60 player in 9-cat on the season and that shouldn't change even if he is traded.
January 9, 2020, 9:47 pmKevin LovePF, Cleveland Cavaliers
Kevin Love scored 17 points on 6-of-14 shooting to go with nine rebounds, three assists, a steal and a 3-pointer on Thursday.
Love struggled to get much going on offense tonight as the Pistons made sure to crowd the paint with big bodies. His 3-point shot was off as well (1-for-5 3PT), but he drilled one late in OT that would eventually lead to the Cavs win.
January 8, 2020, 9:19 amKevin LovePF, Cleveland Cavaliers
The Cavs have told Kevin Love that if he wants to be traded, they will need his help, according to Brian Windhorst of ESPN.
“The Cavs have communicated to him, ‘Help us help you,'” Windhorst said. “Do you want to get traded? Then come in and have a good attitude every day and put up numbers.” Love apologized on Tuesday for some of his recent behavior on the court, then went out and scored 30 points in a loss to the Pistons, even though he is still struggling with the reality that he is dealing with young players and them going through the growing pains. There will be more rumors as we approach the trade deadline but Love is a safe option as long as he remains healthy.
January 7, 2020, 10:35 pmKevin LovePF, Cleveland Cavaliers
Kevin Love impressed on Tuesday with a game-high 30 points on 12-of-15 shooting, nine boards, four dimes, one swipe and four treys in 36 minutes in a 113-115 home loss to the Pistons.
Love continues to produce despite trade rumors as he always does. Aside from the usual injury concerns, Love should have a great chance to be a top-50 player down the stretch regardless of where he's playing.
January 7, 2020, 10:19 amKevin LovePF, Cleveland Cavaliers
The official NBA Injury Report does not include Kevin Love ahead of Tuesday’s game against the Pistons.
Love took the night off on Sunday but he is fully expected to return tonight when the Cavs visit Detroit. Owners should continue to ride Love and hope for a trade that will make him motivated to perform at the highest standards.
Source: NBA Injury Report
January 5, 2020, 10:16 amKevin LovePF, Cleveland Cavaliers
Kevin Love (rest) will not play in Sunday's second game of a back-to-back according to Shams Charania of The Athletic.
This comes on the heels of a very public look of discontent out of Love during Saturday's game where he made several frustrated gestures towards teammates and coaches about play calls and decision making. This is the first we've heard of Love looking to be load managed in this way, and it really just comes off as the next step in his desire to be traded. With Larry Nance Jr. (knee soreness) unavailable John Henson could actually end up seeing a lot of time in this one, making him an appealing DFS play.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
January 4, 2020, 10:12 pmKevin LovePF, Cleveland Cavaliers
Kevin Love scored just 12 points (4-of-10) in Saturday's loss to the Thunder, chipping in three rebounds, one assist and committing three turnovers.
After scoring 30 points a few games ago Love has averaged just 13 points over the past three games. He appeared frustrated and disinterested in this one and never got it going offensively (or defensively). The three rebounds is a season-low and may be indicative of his indifference towards his team's current playoff chances.
January 2, 2020, 9:44 pmKevin LovePF, Cleveland Cavaliers
Kevin Love scored 18 points on 6-of-13 shooting with eight rebounds, four assists and two 3-pointers, plus a block in 31 minutes as the Cavs fell to Hornets at home.
Love remains a mid-round value (when he plays) and is a trade buzz topic right now. His role on a new team, if any, would likely be the same, leaving his injury-prone history as the biggest risk-baggage he carries this season.
January 1, 2020, 11:56 amKevin LovePF, Cleveland Cavaliers
Marc Stein of the NY Times has heard some fresh optimism that the Cavs may just find a workable Kevin Love deal before the trade deadline in February.
Love is having a nice bounce-back season averaging 16.5 points and 10.6 rebounds a game, shooting 37.5 percent from behind the arc. Still, it’s the three-plus years remaining on his four-year, $120 million contract that suffocates any trade talks. Stein mentions no potential trade partners, but rumors should intensify as we get closer to the February deadline.
Source: Marc Stein on Twitter