Kevin Love RUMORS & NEWS

  • Report: Kevin Love Could Be Back On Trade Block Within Next Year

    NESN "Kevin Love announced Wednesday he’d be re-signing with the Cleveland Cavaliers on a contract reportedly worth $110 million over five years. But how long will Love’s tenure in Cleveland actually last? According to Sporting News, potentially not very long. In fact, some NBA executives told..." July 03

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    Chris Broussard @Chris_Broussard

    Sources: Lakers have spoken with reps for Kevin Love & a meeting this week is planned.

  • Love: 'I’m going back to Cleveland'

    The Player's Tribune "I’m going back to Cleveland. After Game 1 of the NBA Finals, that’s when it really struck me. Sitting on the sidelines, I never wanted to play in a game more than that one. I had dreamed of playing in the NBA Finals and I just wanted to help my guys win. I couldn’t have been prouder of them as..." July 01

  • Report: Sense around league is Kevin Love will re-sign with Cavaliers

    Pro Basketball Talk "More and more, people around the league are getting the idea Kevin Love meant what he said, and he said what he meant: That he plans to remain a Cleveland Cavalier. Other teams — the Lakers, Knicks, Celtics, Trail Blazers and more — are going to come calling on July 1 when free agency opens...." June 29

  • LeBron James and Kevin Love sat poolside Sunday in Los Angeles

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "LeBron James and Kevin Love may not be "best friends." But pool buddies? Two of the Cavaliers' most important, expensive free agents-to-be were spotted hanging out Sunday at a Los Angeles-area hotel pool. Sources confirmed that James, who is in L.A. for his annual skills camp for high school..." June 29

  • Love Expected to Re-Sign with Cavs

    Bleacher Report "Although multiple teams are interested in acquiring him, "Love has indicated to [the] Cavs recently he plans to return," according to Fox Sports' Sam Amico. As Cleveland looks to open up cap space, the "Cavs also hope to execute Brendan Haywood contract trade quickly after July 1," Amico tweeted. " June 28

  • Cavaliers General Manager David Griffin is 'not concerned' about Kevin Love being a free agent

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love opted out of the final year of his contract on Wednesday, making him an unrestricted free agent and leading to some unsettled feelings in Cleveland. But Love's decision didn't come as a surprise to the Cavaliers and there isn't much concern inside team..." June 26

  • Rockets to pursue LaMarcus Aldridge and Kevin Love

    CBS Sports "The Houston Rockets are expected to chase power forwards LaMarcus Aldridge and Kevin Love in free agency, according to ESPN's Marc Stein. This means Rockets forward Terrence Jones will likely be on the move soon. As in before Thursday's draft. It wouldn't be NBA free agency if Houston general..." June 25

  • Cavs thinking about sign-and-trade with Kevin Love?

    Larry Brown Sports "The Cleveland Cavaliers have some very important — and potentially very expensive — decisions to make this offseason. LeBron James will likely opt out of his current contract and sign another two-year deal, which will allow him to opt out again after the 2015-2016 season and sign a huge extension..." June 25

  • Interesting dark horse in Kevin Love pursuit: Portland Trail Blazers

    Pro Basketball Talk "We need to start here: I don’t expect Kevin Love to leave the Cleveland Cavaliers. Love has repeatedly said he plans to return to the Cavaliers next season and chase a ring next to LeBron James and Kyrie Irving. But nothing is set in stone. Love opted out of his contract for next season as..." June 25

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    ESPN sources say Cavs forward Kevin Love has opted out of the final year of his contract and will be a free agent July 1

  • Cavs' LeBron James won't recruit Kevin Love this time

    CBS Sports "Kevin Love is about to be a free agent, and Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James isn't going to be giving him a big pitch about staying. From the Cleveland Plain Dealer's Chris Haynes: This is going to be blown way out of proportion because it's the Cavaliers and it's these two players in..." June 24

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Cleveland remains the frontrunner to sign Love to a five-year, $100M-plus extension, but Love could be willing to hear out Celtics, Lakers.

  • Cavs forward Kevin Love opts out of contract

    CBS Sports Fantasy News "Cavaliers forward Kevin Love has decided to decline the final year of his contract and become a free agent instead, sources told ESPN. He will officially become a free agent July 1. Love was expected to opt out of his contract and Cavaliers general manager David Griffin previously said he..." June 24

  • Execs Predict Cavs Will Do Kevin Love Sign-And-Trade

    Real GM Basketball "The Cleveland Cavaliers have repeatedly said they plan on re-signing Kevin Love this offseason. But executives around the NBA predict the Cavaliers will eventually agree upon a sign-and-trade involving Love. The Cavaliers would be able to recoup rotation players and picks by dealing Love,..." June 24

  • Kevin Love, LeBron Both Expected to Decline Player Options

    The Hoop Doctors "Kevin Love and LeBron James are both going to become free agents. No, Cleveland Cavaliers fans shouldn’t panic like crazy. And yes, we’re manipulating the concept of free agency here. Both players own player options for next season. Neither is expected to accept his. Love and LeBron will..." June 18

  • Jerry West 'threatened to resign' if Golden State traded for Kevin Love in 2014

    Yahoo! Sports "One shouldn’t use these Finals as an opportunity to dismiss Kevin Love. Pardon the expression, but he’s figuratively fighting for his reputation with one arm tied behind his back. Love, in his first year with Cleveland and first in the postseason, didn’t even make it out of the first round this..." June 15

  • Report: Celtics’ Interest In Kevin Love ‘Not Nearly’ As Strong This Offseason

    NESN "Are we in for the Summer of Love, Part II? Not exactly, according to a new report from the Boston Herald’s Steve Bulpett. Bulpett wrote Monday that the Boston Celtics’ interest in the Cleveland Cavaliers forward is far lower than it was at this time last year. “According to all sources,”..." June 09

  • Kevin Love should avoid long-term Cavaliers commitment — for now

    Sporting News "After years of speculation, the NBA will finally find out what Kevin Love truly wants. The third contract marks the first time most NBA players get to exert true self-determination. The third contract is when LeBron James headed to Miami and when Kobe Bryant returned to the Lakers after flirting..." June 03

  • Kevin Love's shoulder was re-aggravated after teammate hit his arm while celebrating NBA Finals berth

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Kevin Love said he anticipates being in the Cavaliers' starting lineup on opening night of the 2015-16 season, but that goal was almost sabotaged. His return from shoulder surgery was in jeopardy of being pushed back thanks to one of his teammates following the Cavaliers sweeping the Atlanta..." June 01

  • Kevin Love 'happy with how things are progressing' in shoulder rehab

    ESPN "Kevin Love expects to be back on the court for opening night of the 2015-16 season and says he will be wearing a Cleveland Cavaliers jersey while doing so. Speaking to reporters for the first time since undergoing season-ending surgery on his separated shoulder at the end of April, Love said..." June 01

  • Kevin Love likely to “look around” this summer; Celtics, Rockets, Lakers among options

    Sheridan Hoops "Kevin Love is expected to seriously study the free-agent market this summer and consider leaving the Cavaliers after one year with the franchise, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports. “He’s got options,” the Yahoo! Sports NBA insider said in a radio appearance on The Jason McIntyre..." May 30

  • Report: Kevin Love considering free agency options

    The Score "The NBA free agency period hasn't even begun yet, but that hasn't slowed the "What will Kevin Love do?" speculation. According to Yahoo Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski, Love is expected to take a long, hard look at his options this summer as he enters the free-agent market. “He’s got options,”..." May 28

  • Kevin Love's next destination is not likely the Phoenix Suns

    Bright Side Of The Sun "Until this season, Kevin Love was widely considered one of the top 10 players in the entire NBA. He'd languished on losing teams his whole career, but consistent 25-point, 12-rebound stat lines as a new-NBA power forward made him the guy every team wanted to add when he demanded a trade. He..." May 25

  • Kevin Love admits he's been dodging Kelly Olynyk's calls

    USA Today "Kevin Love was knocked out of the NBA playoffs during their Round 1 series against the Celtics when Kelly Olynyk grabbed his arm, a move that caused Love’s shoulder to separate and labrum to tear. Olynyk maintains that he had no intent to injure Love, and he doesn’t really have any history of..." May 07

  • Cavaliers’ Kevin Love apparently refuses to accept apology for injury from Celtics’ Kelly Olynyk

    Washington Post "Boston Celtics star Kelly Olynyk might want to try flowers, chocolates or maybe even an Edible Arrangement if he wants to get in the good graces of Cleveland Cavaliers star Kevin Love. Per Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski: Boston Celtics forward Kelly Olynyk and his representatives have continued to..." May 07

  • Cavs Have 'Legitimate Fear' Of Kevin Love Leaving This Offseason

    Real GM Basketball "Kevin Love is out for the season following shoulder surgery and he could have already played his final game with the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Cavaliers had been hoping that Love would have an opportunity to make his mark with the franchise during the playoffs. "Love hasn't been super willing..." May 06

  • Knicks after LaMarcus Aldridge? Spurs want Kevin Love?

    CBS Sports "ESPN reports that as we already knew, the San Antonio Spurs and Dallas Mavericks are on the list of potential bidders for LaMarcus Aldridge, along with the Knicks and Lakers. Maybe more interesting is that for the first time, word has surfaced that the Spurs would want Aldridge... only if Kevin..." May 02

  • Kevin Love, even injured, still holds all the leverage over Cavaliers

    Pro Basketball Talk "Kevin Love will miss the rest of the playoffs, and the high end of his recovery timeline could keep him out through the start of next season. Does this put a dent on his possible pending free agency? Nope – at least not as far as the Cavaliers are concerned. Just as before Kelly Olynyk..." April 30

  • Kevin Love undergoes surgery on dislocated shoulder, out 4-6 months

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Power forward Kevin Love underwent surgery in New York to repair a dislocated left shoulder, the Cavaliers announced late Wednesday night. His operation took place at the Hospital for Special Surgery and it was performed by Dr. David W. Altchek. His recovery time is being projected at 4-6..." April 30

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    Dave McMenamin @mcten

    David Griffin says its "highly unlikely" that Kevin Love returns at any point during the playoffs.

  • Kevin Love 'highly unlikely' to return to court this season

    SB Nation "It's "highly unlikely" that Cleveland Cavaliers power forward Kevin Love will return at any point this postseason because of his shoulder injury, Cavaliers general manager David Griffin said Tuesday. Love was officially ruled out Monday for the Cavaliers' second-round series against either the..." April 28

  • Report: Cavs expect Kevin Love to miss minimum of two weeks

    Fear The Sword "According to ESPN's Brian Windhorst, the Cleveland Cavaliers expect Kevin Love to miss at least two weeks due to the left shoulder injury he suffered in today's series closing win over the Boston Celtics. Because Love has yet to have an MRI, there is no official timetable for Love's return to..." April 27

  • If Kevin Love leaves Cavaliers, Lakers are team to beat in free agency

    Yahoo! Sports "For as much as Kevin Love has publicly resisted the discussion of free agency this season, it has been on his mind. He has never been completely comfortable in Cleveland, with his role, nor his connection to those around him. Throughout the year, league sources say, one destination grew in..." April 27

  • Kevin Love calls Kelly Olynyk's play 'bush-league' and wants league to address it

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "When it happened, Kevin Love knew he was done for the day. Boston forward Kelly Olynyk is the individual responsible for dislocating Love's left arm in the first quarter of the Cavaliers' Game 4 win over the Celtics on Sunday at The TD Garden. The two were fighting for a loose ball and from..." April 27

  • Despite Woj's speculation, Kelly Olynyk didn't cost the Boston Celtics a chance at Kevin Love

    Celtics Blog "Kevin Love could have serious interest in joining the Boston Celtics this summer, according to a report by Yahoo's Adrian Wojnarowski. The NBA insider said Monday morning that Danny Ainge was waiting until July to "lay out Love's expanded role in the system" and to "sell Love on a vision for..." April 27

  • LeBron James jokingly says Kevin Love is the MVP

    CBS Sports "It has been a whirlwind first season playing together for LeBron James and Kevin Love. Here is a quick recap: Love and James are not best friends. James has been frustrated with Love at times this season. Love felt like he had difficulty fitting in at times which prompted James to take..." April 15

  • Report: LeBron James frustrated with Kevin Love for not fitting in

    Pro Basketball Talk "Kevin Love has requested more inside touches, said he’s not a stretch four, said he’s not best friends with LeBron James and chosen Russell Westbrook, not LeBron, as his MVP this season. Is Love just being honest? Is he being too honest? Is he going out of his way to cause..." March 26

  • LeBron James says no one should fault Kevin Love for his MVP opinion

    CBS Sports "After Kevin Love said on Monday that he would take Russell Westbrook for the MVP over his teammate, LeBron James, naturally, the two were asked about it Tuesday. Love pointed out that he said several players were worthy of the award, and that it only sounded bad if you took it out of context. From..." March 25

  • LeBron on Love's MVP pick: 'Kevin has his own opinion'

    The Score "LeBron James cares not for Kevin Love's selection for most valuable player. Love appeared on the Dan Patrick Show on Monday and cast his support behind Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook, instead of his own teammate: I would just say because of time spent on the court, you..." March 25

  • Love back in the lineup for Cavaliers on Wednesday

    The Score "Kevin Love will return to the Cleveland Cavaliers' lineup Wednesday against the Brooklyn Nets. The power forward sat out the past two games ostensibly for rest, but it came on the heels of his own admission that he's been dealing with recurring back issues all season. However, he shot that down..." March 18

  • Report: Celtics To Pursue Kevin Love, Greg Monroe, Marc Gasol This Summer

    NESN "Get ready, Boston Celtics fans. We could be in for a very interesting summer. The “fireworks” many Celtics supporters hoped for last offseason never materialized, as the team failed to land its reported top target, current Cleveland Cavaliers big man Kevin Love, and instead settled on..." March 04

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    NBA on ESPN @ESPNNBA

    Kyrie Irving will play tonight as Cavs face Celtics. Kevin Love is game-time decision due to illness.

  • Flourishing Andrew Wiggins could end up haunting LeBron

    New York Post "While Kevin Love’s every move, shot and word is dissected endlessly in Cleveland, the player he was traded for, Andrew Wiggins, is thriving in Minnesota with Love’s former team. After a slow start, Wiggins hasn’t wasted much time showing everyone why he was considered for years a shoo-in to be..." February 14

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    Chris Haynes @ChrisBHaynes

    #Cavs F Kevin Love has a right corneal abrasion. Will travel to Chicago with team tonight. Will be evaluated further tomorrow.

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    Dave McMenamin @mcten

    Kevin Love is out for tonight's game, per the Cavs.

  • Love was 'caught off guard' by LeBron tweet

    ESPN "Kevin Love responded Tuesday to LeBron James' tweet from over the weekend that stated "stop finding a way to FIT-OUT and just FIT-IN." "Listen, I was caught off guard when I heard it," Love said after practice. "I talk to LeBron every day. I know there has to be some sort of an angle. You guys..." February 10

  • Love: 'No problem' with LeBron

    Covers.com "Kevin Love said Tuesday he has no problem with Cleveland Cavaliers teammate LeBron James. "I was caught off-guard when I heard about it," Love said Tuesday from the team's Independence, Ohio, training headquarters, discussing the well-publicized alleged dispute with James.”I talk to LeBron..." February 10

  • LeBron James, after admitting sending Kevin Love message via Twitter, denies sending Kevin Love message via Twitter

    Pro Basketball Talk "LeBron James admitted his “FIT-IN” tweet was about Kevin Love. Kevin Ding of Bleacher Report even described how LeBron revealed the meaning of his tweet: After Love lights up the flimsy defense of the Los Angeles Lakers for 32 points in a 120-105 victory Sunday, James is asked about the..." February 09

  • LeBron: 'Fit in' tweet about Love

    ESPN "LeBron James acknowledged after the Cavaliers' 120-105 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday that his tweet late Saturday night was referencing teammate Kevin Love. The term "fit out" was something Love used during the preseason. "I'm comfortable and just not trying to, I guess, fit..." February 09