Kevin Love RUMORS & NEWS

  • Kevin Love hurt his knee in Game 4, but should play in Game 5

    Fear The Sword "If you saw Kevin Love limping off the floor during the third quarter of the Cleveland Cavaliers' Game 3 loss to the Toronto Raptors and panicked a bit, you can now relax. Love did hurt his knee after stepping on official's foot, but said after last night's game that he's fine and should play in..." May 24

  • The Cavaliers have a Kevin Love problem again

    New York Post "The Eastern Conference Finals are tied at two games apiece following the Toronto Raptors’ stirring Game 4 win, and now the Cleveland Cavaliers’ Big 3 of LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Channing Frye need to step up. What, you thought Kevin Love? Nope. The max-contract, three-time All-Star..." May 24

  • Kevin Love injury scare a reminder of how much Cavaliers need him

    Sporting News "Kevin Love sat to the right of the LeBron James at the podium and exchanged a few whispers while waiting for the question to come. Seven questions into the postgame press conference, a reporter finally asked Love about the left shoulder. Love took a hit late in the third quarter of Cleveland’s..." May 20

  • Kevin Love marks his return to the playoffs with dominating performance

    ESPN "There were days last spring when you barely would have known Kevin Love was a member of the Cleveland Cavaliers if not for the giant billboard-sized posters of his likeness covering parts of Quicken Loans Arena for the Cavs' playoff run. After Love dislocated his shoulder in Cleveland's..." April 18

  • Kevin Love would play for Team USA in Olympics if offered

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Cleveland Cavaliers are expected to play deep into the postseason, but that's not going to hinder one individual from wanting to play deep into the summer. Power forward Kevin Love has informed that if selected, he'll accept the invitation to play for USA Basketball and..." April 09

  • Nuggets would love another run at Kevin Love

    Denver Post "Nothing screams "let's just get through this" quite like the quote Kyrie Irving uttered to reporters Friday about his team, the drama-filled Cleveland Cavaliers. "Everything surrounding our team is just crazy to think that we're still in first place and we're still the team to beat, honestly,"..." April 03

  • Celtics Low-Balled Cavs On Kevin Love Offer At Deadline

    Real GM Basketball "The Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics discussed a Kevin Love trade at the deadline, but talks died when Danny Ainge only offered a low-ball package David Griffin wouldn't consider." March 29

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    Dave McMenamin @mcten

    Kevin Love (illness) is out vs. DEN. Channing Frye will start in his place.

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    Dave McMenamin @mcten

    The Cavs will hold out Kevin Love from the lineup Friday against WAS for rest. Fri is the start of 3 games in 4 days for CLE

  • Kevin Love was angry about being left off the NBA All-Star team

    SB Nation "Kevin Love wasn't voted into the All-Star Game, nor was he chosen as one of the Eastern Conference's reserves by the league's coaches. Then, NBA commissioner Adam Silver elected to name Pau Gasol as the injury replacement for Jimmy Butler. About a week later, when it was announced that Chris Bosh..." February 22

  • Kevin Love to the Celtics is the eternal (and valid) NBA trade rumor

    Sporting News "The Kevin Love-fest started in Boston back in January 2012. Yes, more than four years ago. Here on the brink of another trade deadline, the NBA’s rumor mill has again been sawing off solid chunks of Love-to-Boston chatter. This should be no surprise. Getting Love to the Celtics is a sort of..." February 18

  • Kevin Love, Iman Shumpert, Anderson Varejao expected to remain in Cleveland through deadline

    Akron Beacon Journal "While Thursday’s 3 p.m. trade deadline is looming, the Cavaliers have been engaged in trade talks on multiple fronts, according to various league sources. The odds of them actually striking a significant trade prior to the deadline, however, remain slim. Anything can change in the final..." February 18

  • Celtics, Cavs, Pelicans talking 3-team deal involving Love

    CBS Sports "The Cleveland Cavaliers were discussing a deal with the New Orleans Pelicans for Ryan Anderson, and now CSN New England reports those talks have evolved into a three-team deal that could involve Kevin Love going to the Boston Celtics. Cleveland's growing interest in New Orleans' Ryan Anderson..." February 18

  • Kevin Love is not really on the trade table

    CBS Sports "It seems like ever since things were quite so rosy for the Cleveland Cavaliers and Kevin Love last season, the idea of David Griffin trading his power forward away keeps cropping up. It doesn't mean the Cavs are actively shopping Love, especially after re-signing this past summer for a massive..." February 16

  • Cavaliers want another star, not role players/draft picks, in Kevin Love trade

    Pro Basketball Talk "LeBron James declared the Kevin Love trade rumors to be “false.” The Cavaliers probably won’t trade Love. They might even know enough about the current market to know they won’t find a suitable Love deal by the trade deadline. But that doesn’t mean they made him untouchable." February 15

  • LeBron James on Carmelo Anthony-Kevin Love trade rumor: 'It's false'

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "In the event that rumored talks of the Cavaliers somehow seeking to trade Kevin Love in return for Carmelo Anthony needed to be put to bed, LeBron James did just that on Saturday. "It's false. That's the only thing, I can look at it and say it's false," James said Saturday in Toronto, after..." February 14

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    Mark Murphy @Murf56

    League source says nothing is "happening" in Celtics attempt to get Kevin Love via three-team mega deal.

  • Cavs testing trade market on Kevin Love, have high asking price

    CBS Sports "Cleveland Cavaliers general manager David Griffin may still not be 100 percent satisfied with the makeup of his team. Unsatisfied with the progress and attitude of the Cavs, Griffin fired David Blatt in late January and promoted Tyronn Lue to head coach. Lue has gone 8-3 since taking over and..." February 13

  • Melo on the move? Blockbuster deal between Knicks, Cavs and Celtics still a possibility

    New York Daily News "Carmelo Anthony remains committed to the Knicks for now even if it means passing on the opportunity to join his longtime friend LeBron James in Cleveland. The Daily News has learned that the Boston Celtics and Cleveland Cavaliers have discussed a blockbuster trade centered around Kevin Love...." February 13

  • Cavs' Love says shoulder injury 'just a stinger'

    ESPN "Cavaliers forward Kevin Love exited Cleveland's game against the Los Angeles Lakers late in the first half on Wednesday with a left shoulder contusion and did not return. It is the same shoulder Love dislocated in the first round of the playoffs against the Boston Celtics, causing him to miss..." February 11

  • Kevin Love leaves game vs. Lakers after suffering shoulder injury

    The Score "Cleveland Cavaliers power forward Kevin Love was forced to exit Wednesday night's contest against the Los Angeles Lakers after injuring his left shoulder. Love was seen heading to the locker room with his shoulder dangling from his arm. It is the same shoulder that forced him to miss the..." February 10

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    Hayden Grove @H_Grove

    Matthew Dellavedova is OUT tonight. Kevin Love is PROBABLE. #Cavs

  • Kevin Love will not play vs. Pelicans

    The Score "Cleveland Cavaliers power forward Kevin Love will not play in Saturday night's contest against the New Orleans Pelicans. Love was forced out of Friday night's matchup between the two clubs after suffering a left thigh bruise." February 06

  • Kevin Love can celebrate: The Cavaliers finally put him in a team photo

    Sporting News "Kevin Love is like a lot of us. He just wants to hang out with the cool guys. So often in the past, Love has been disregarded. Tossed aside. When the Cavaliers pose for a team Instagram photo, Love is nowhere to be seen. Maybe he wasn't in the area, or maybe LeBron James pushed him out of the..." February 02

  • Tyronn Lue is helping Kevin Love remember just how good a player he really is

    SB Nation "David Blatt never connected with LeBron James, and in the end that's why he was fired in Cleveland. But Blatt's inability to effectively blend Kevin Love into the Cavaliers' offense might go down as his greatest blemish. In Minnesota, Love was a beast, the type of scoring machine that was an..." February 01

  • Should the Celtics trade for Kevin Love?

    Celtics Blog "There aren't any trade rumors to discuss at the moment but I thought I'd fill in some of the space before the deadline with a series dedicated to trade speculation. I'm starting with the topic du jour, Kevin Love. Is he available? Let's start with his availability. Are the Cavs really..." January 26

  • Kevin Love Could Be Next to Go

    CBS Sports "Hey, can we back up for a second? I need to go back and look at something with you all. See, when David Blatt was fired on Friday, it was basically mass chaos on the internet. Immediately a flood of stories started coming in to reflect the insanity that is the 31-win best team in the Eastern..." January 26

  • Tyronn Lue wants Kyrie Irving, Kevin Love to focus less on 'their brand' and defer to LeBron James

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Had the Cavaliers not just fired one coach, promoted another, and lost to the Chicago Bulls last weekend, some commentary from Tyronn Lue about what's not working between LeBron James, Kyrie Irving, and Kevin Love might've made more noise. Lue, who was speaking Saturday before his first game as..." January 26

  • Kevin Love not on trade block now or ever, Cavaliers GM asserts

    ESPN "Cleveland Cavaliers general manager David Griffin said Monday that the team is not involved in any trade talks regarding Kevin Love. "You'd have to go a long way to convince me that we're a better team winning in the Finals without a player like Kevin on our team," Griffin said in an interview..." January 26

  • Kevin Love just isn’t working with the Cavaliers

    Washington Post "After the defending champion Golden State Warriors went back to Cleveland and demolished the Cavaliers on their home court Monday night, winning 132-98, Kevin Love was asked what his role in Cleveland is after he finished with just three points on 1-for-5 shooting in 22 minutes. “I don’t know..." January 20

  • Kevin Love deserves to be an All-Star, according to David Blatt, but the case is complicated

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "It only takes a few minutes on social media before you get bombarded by tweets from fans, players and team-run accounts sharing their All-Star votes. With less than one week until the fan vote portion ends, which will determine the starters for February's showcase, the final push has..." January 12

  • Kevin Love Didn't Take Any Calls From Other Teams In Free Agency

    Real GM Basketball "Kevin Love was set on re-signing with the Cleveland Cavaliers as free agency began on July 1st, 2015. "A lot of teams called, but I've never really even considered," Love said. "I've been saying it the whole time, that time when you become a free agent, there's something to be said for, 'Man, I..." December 14

  • Kevin Love frustrated LeBron James by arriving out of shape last season

    Pro Basketball Talk "LeBron James pushed for the Cavaliers to trade for Kevin Love last summer. Then, once they did, LeBron treated Love strangely. What went wrong beyond some vague idea of Love not putting winning first? Jason Lloyd of the Akron Beacon Journal: In truth, James was frustrated in part..." November 05

  • The evolving relationship between Cavs stars LeBron James and Kevin Love

    Akron Beacon Journal "When Kevin Love and LeBron James met in Los Angeles prior to the start of free agency last summer, Love’s mind was already made up: He was returning to the Cavaliers. But in order for these two stars to coexist for the next five years, changes needed to be made. The relationship as it existed..." November 05

  • Kevin Love: I Was Always Coming Back To Cavaliers

    Real GM Basketball "Kevin Love was asked if his meeting with LeBron James before the start of the offseason was as important as it seemed to the media and public at the time. "It was definitely important," said Love. "It wasn’t a big meeting or anything. I just wanted to pick his brain a little bit. I had plenty..." November 04

  • LeBron James said Kevin Love will be the Cavaliers' "main focus" on offense

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The story of LeBron James' poolside talk with Kevin Love last summer has been told, and retold, and downplayed, and overhyped. It's grown, twisted, and sharpened. Things were weird between two of the Cavaliers' Big Three. Then they met, in L.A., about to hit the market as free agents, and..." October 29

  • Kevin Love does not need to force the issue to be great again

    Sporting News "Sure, it would have looked excellent if, upon his trade to the Cavaliers last summer, Kevin Love had kept up his ridiculous production from his Timberwolves days. Had the Cavs' offense been run a bit differently, he probably could have done it. He could probably do it this season, too. But..." October 21

  • Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love to make his return in Toronto on Sunday

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love will make his return to action in a preseason game against the Toronto Raptors on Sunday, head coach David Blatt announced on Friday after practice. "He went through a full practice today, including live work," Blatt said. "He's ready to go. [He] will play..." October 17

  • Cavs' Kevin Love practices for first time since shoulder surgery

    Akron Beacon Journal "Kevin Love returned to practice Saturday for the first time since injuring his shoulder last May and could appear in a preseason game on Thursday. He is not expected, however, to play Monday at Ohio State or Tuesday at home against the Milwaukee Bucks. Love hinted he could play Thursday at home..." October 10

  • Love still 'not completely sure' about status for Cavs' opener

    The Score "Six months after a dislocated left shoulder ended Kevin Love's postseason at the conclusion of the first round of the playoffs, Cleveland's star power forward remains noncommittal on his status for this year's season opener. "I am not completely sure," Love told Sports News' Sean Deveney. "I'll..." October 09

  • Cavaliers' forward Kevin Love will practice for first time on Saturday

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "It's only practice, but for the Cleveland Cavaliers, it's a start in the right direction. Head coach David Blatt announced on Wednesday that power forward Kevin Love will make his first full practice debut on Saturday. The three-time All-Star has been rehabbing ever since undergoing shoulder..." October 07

  • Cavaliers aim to feature Kevin Love more prominently this season

    ESPN "As the Cleveland Cavaliers open Year 2 of their Big Three era, LeBron James is looking to reshuffle the order of the trio by featuring Kevin Love more prominently than the Cavs did last season. "I just think he's more comfortable in the situation that he's in," James said after practice..." September 30

  • Kevin Love Is Expected to Sign a New Sneaker Deal With Nike

    Complex "In 2011, the Cleveland Cavaliers' Kevin Love signed a deal with China-based brand 361 Degrees and today, the deal has come to an end. NBA sneaker writer Nick DePaula has confirmed that Love's deal with 361 has officially expired and that he's expected to join Nike. According to DePaula, Love..." September 30

  • Kevin Love says his shoulder is 'great'

    Fear The Sword "Kevin Love, sporting slightly longer hair, was by all accounts in a good mood at Cleveland Cavaliers Media Day earlier today. Amongst a variety of other things, Love updated the health of his injured shoulder. He said that his shoulder is 'great' and that he'll be limited at the start. " September 28

  • Irving, Kevin Love, Timofey Mozgov, Anderson Varejao all expected to be ready for Cavaliers training camp 2015

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Cleveland Cavaliers anticipate that Kyrie Irving, Kevin Love, Timofey Mozgov and Anderson Varejao will be ready for the start of training camp Sept. 29, Northeast Ohio Media Group has learned. All four players are recovering from surgery. Irving (fractured knee cap) and Love (separated..." September 21

  • Kevin Love at least a month away from returning

    Pro Basketball Talk "While the Cavs wait for a definitive timeline for Kyrie Irving‘s return from knee surgery, they’re also waiting for Kevin Love to get healthy. Love had surgery in April to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder after suffering the injury in Game 4 of the Cavaliers’ first-round series against..." September 12

  • Report: Cavs' Love back on court in 7-10 days; should be ready for training camp

    The Score "Cleveland Cavaliers fans will be happy to hear that Kevin Love - who missed all but four games of the team's postseason run to the NBA Finals with a dislocated shoulder - is nearing his return to on-court activity. Love will be back on the hardwood in another 7-10 days, and will surely be ready..." August 12

  • Flip Saunders: Timberwolves were prepared to keep Kevin Love

    CBS Sports "When it looked like Kevin Love was working his way out of the Minnesota Timberwolves organization with a year left on his deal before he could opt out, rumors were running wild of where Flip Saunders would end up moving the All-NBA power forward. There was a craze because Love visited Boston and..." July 31

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    Some more Team USA news: ESPN sources say Kevin Love (though still rehabbing) and Andre Drummond will both be in attendance for Vegas camp

  • Cavs GM David Griffin hopeful of eventually signing Thompson, wants to better use Love next season

    Akron Beacon Journal "Cavs general manager David Griffin is hopeful a deal with Tristan Thompson will eventually be struck, although it’s clear the sides remain apart, he believes there are more opportunities to use Kevin Love’s skillset within the offense and he’d like to find a wing to back up LeBron James and ease..." July 13