Kevin Love RUMORS & NEWS

  • Kevin Love, Jeff Green dealing with minor injuries that could explain rough Game 4 performances

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Two veterans the Cavaliers depend upon had rough nights in the team's Game 4 win over Boston in the Eastern finals, and minor injuries could have had something to do with it. Kevin Love suffered through six turnovers in the Cavs' 111-102 win, a playoff-career worst for Love..." May 22

  • Kevin Love on being compared to Bosh: 'That's pretty rarefied air'

    247 Sports "Since he plays the same position and was regarded as the third best player on the Cavaliers when he was first traded to Cleveland, All-Star big man Kevin Love is often regarded to former Miami Heat and Toronto Raptors star Chris Bosh. LeBron James being both Love's and Bosh's teammates has also..." May 09

  • Kevin Love assessed flagrant foul for elbow to DeMar DeRozan's face late in Game 1 that could've changed outcome

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Beyond all the other "what ifs" the Toronto Raptors had to consider in the hours after the Game 1 loss, the NBA provided them with one more, upgrading Kevin Love's common foul to a flagrant 1 at the 1:11 mark of the fourth quarter upon league office review Wednesday. After wrestling away a..." May 02

  • Report: Love Expected to Play in Game 3 Despite Torn Ligament in Thumb

    SI "Cavaliers All-Star Kevin Love suffered a partially torn ligament in his left thumb late in Wednesday's win over the Pacers, Brian Windhorst of reports. Love left the game with just fewer than four minutes remaining in the Cavaliers' 100-97 victory. The injury happened when Love..." April 19

  • Kevin Love: LeBron James’ Free Agency Could Impact Cavs’ Playoff Run

    SLAM Online "Kevin Love acknowledges that LeBron James’ impending free agency “definitely could affect” the Cavs’ postseason run. Love added, however, that what James ultimately ends up doing this summer is “out of mind right now.” Cleveland is sitting in an unfamiliar 0-1 first-round playoff hole, but..." April 16

  • Kevin Love isn’t worried about new Cavs teammates’ lack of playoff experience

    Cavs Nation "The last few years, the Cleveland Cavaliers have had role players that possess a ton of experience in the league, and especially in the playoffs. This year, however, that isn’t exactly the case. They may have George Hill who has been in the league a long time, to go along with J.R. Smith and..." April 10

  • Kevin Love, Kyle Korver questionable to play against Toronto

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Kevin Love missed shootaround with an illness and is considered "questionable" to play tonight against the Toronto Raptors. Kyle Korver is also "questionable" but the Cavs think he'll play. His last game was March 19, missing time because of the death of his brother and, separately, a sore..." April 03

  • Cavaliers' Kevin Love: Cleared to play Friday

    CBS Sports "Love (concussion) will play during Friday's contest against the Pelicans, Dave McMenamin of reports. Love was originally questionable for the contest while working his way through concussion protocol." March 30

  • Kevin Love placed in NBA concussion protocol, out against Charlotte

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Kevin Love was placed in the NBA's concussion protocol and will miss tonight's game against the Charlotte Hornets, the team announced. Love was elbowed in the face early in the first quarter of a loss Tuesday to the Miami Heat and sustained damage to a front tooth." March 28

  • Kevin Love dealt with concussion symptoms during halftime of Cavs-Heat game

    Cavs Nation "The latter part of the season has been an injury-laden nightmare for the Cleveland Cavaliers’ Kevin Love. After just five games returning from a broken hand, Love was dealt with concussion-like symptoms in the game against the Miami Heat. As reported by ESPN’s Dave McMenamin, according to a..." March 28

  • Kevin Love has tooth knocked loose by elbow against Heat

    Larry Brown Sports "Kevin Love just cannot seem to avoid injuries this season, no matter how small or fluky they seem. Love left Tuesday’s Cleveland Cavaliers-Miami Heat game after being hit in the face with an elbow just over a minute into the contest. Love went into the locker room to receive medical..." March 27

  • Cavs plus-38 in rebounding since Kevin Love’s return

    Cavs Nation "When Kevin Love came back from his hand injury most expected that the Cleveland Cavaliers would be a better team all around, and that has been the case as the Cavaliers look like a whole new team. Most knew that Love would give the team a boost scoring and would really help space the floor, but..." March 26

  • Kevin Love tweaked his shooting motion while out with injury

    Larry Brown Sports "Kevin Love put his recent time on the shelf to good use. The Cleveland Cavaliers big man, who has been scorching hot from deep since returning from a hand fracture, told ESPN’s Dave McMenamin Friday that he tweaked his shooting motion while he was out. Love said he made his release..." March 24

  • Kevin Love returns, will play vs. Bucks on minutes restriction

    Cavs Nation "After suffering a broken hand against the Detroit Pistons on Jan. 30, Kevin Love has missed the last 20 games of the 2017-18 NBA season. During this stretch, the Cavaliers have gone 11-9 which included making four major trades at the deadline. Although the Cavaliers are still dealing with..." March 19

  • Kevin Love eyes return to Cavaliers next week

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Kevin Love said he's looking to return to the Cavaliers later next week. Love, who broke a bone in his left hand on Jan. 30, told he was hopeful to play against Phoenix at The Q on March 23. The Cavs play the East-leading Raptors on March 21 and are in Brooklyn March 25. Love..." March 14

  • Cavaliers' Kevin Love: Could return in 2-to-3 weeks

    CBS Sports "Love (hand) could be ready to play in 2-to-3 weeks, Terry Pluto of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports. The low end of that timetable would put Love on track to play as soon as March 25 against the Nets, with nine regular-season games remaining on the Cavaliers' schedule after that. Love resumed..." March 12

  • Love denies panic attack forced him to exit Jan. 20 game vs. Thunder

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Kevin Love said the response to his disclosure of panic attacks has been "overwhelming" and "universally positive" in his first public comments since he wrote of his personal mental-health struggle Tuesday on the Players' Tribune. "I think one of those reasons is mental health doesn't..." March 07

  • Kevin Love discusses suffering panic attack during game

    ESPN "Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love opened up about suffering a panic attack during a game this season and how it led to him addressing his mental health in an essay published on The Players' Tribune on Tuesday. Love was taken to the hospital during a Nov. 5 loss to the Atlanta Hawks with..." March 06

  • Cavs' Kevin Love hoping for early return from fractured bone in hand

    ESPN "Cleveland Cavaliers All-Star forward Kevin Love was back on the practice court taking mid-range jump shots Friday, four weeks after fracturing a bone in his left hand. He is optimistic that he will return to game action before the team's stated eight-week recovery timeline expires. "If I can..." March 02

  • Kevin Love Has the Perfect Response to Joke That He Doesn't Fit in With Cavs

    Complex "Cleveland Cavaliers All-Star forward Kevin Love has been sidelined since late January with a broken bone in his left hand, but that clearly hasn’t impacted his Twitter game. Barstool Sports came for Love with a tweet based on the familiar theme of Kevin Love not fitting in with his Cavs teammates,..." February 25

  • Tension between Kevin Love, teammates reportedly began last season

    Larry Brown Sports "Kevin Love was the target of some criticism from teammates — mostly former ones — in January after he left a game with an illness and missed a practice, but apparently there have been some issues between him and other Cleveland Cavaliers players since last season. ESPN’s Dave McMenamin provided..." February 22

  • Kevin Love says about a month until he’s back on court with new-look Cavaliers

    Pro Basketball Talk "Kevin Love had some of the best seats in the house for the new-look Cavaliers and their 2-0 push before the break, and he wants back on the court to be part of it. “I’m probably about two weeks out from getting this movable cast off for good, and then from there about a few weeks after that..." February 20

  • Love confident of his fit on new-look Cavs

    Bleacher Report "Cleveland Cavaliers power forward Kevin Love is confident he'll find a niche within the team's rebuilt roster when he returns from a broken hand. Love appeared on Friday's edition of ESPN's The Jump and said the flurry of deals ahead of the NBA trade deadline Feb. 8 has allowed the Cavs to find..." February 17

  • Kevin Love says he will return in a month from injury

    247 Sports "Breaking his hand near the end of January, Kevin Love has yet to play with the new look Cavaliers. Love however, has been rehabbing and in a recent interview says he should be back in about a month. Talking with FTW's Alysha Tsuji, Love said his rehab has been going great and that he expects..." February 16

  • Love blames 's--- luck' for missing 2nd straight All-Star Game due to injury

    ESPN "For the third time in four seasons with the Cleveland Cavaliers, Kevin Love has suffered a significant injury -- this time a broken left hand earlier this week. For the second consecutive season, he will miss extended time and his chance to play in the All-Star Game. "It's just one of those..." February 04

  • Kevin Love won't have surgery, could miss eight weeks

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Kevin Love will not have surgery on the broken bone in his left hand and is expected to miss eight weeks, the Cavaliers announced Friday morning. Love would not be back until there were two weeks left in the regular season, according to that timetable. The Cavs said Love would undergo "a..." February 02

  • Report: If Griffin deal fell through, Pistons wanted Kevin Love

    247 Sports "In a blockbuster trade on Monday, the Detroit Pistons acquired Blake Griffin from the Los Angels Clippers. The trade seemed to come out of nowhere but the Pistons were reportedly targeting Griffin for quite some time. And interestingly enough, if they weren't able to acquire the five-time All-Star..." February 01

  • Report: Kevin Love's Need for Surgery on Hand Injury 'Uncertain'

    Bleacher Report "Cleveland Cavaliers star Kevin Love is expected to miss up to two months with a fracture in his left hand, according to Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports, though the "need for surgery is still uncertain."" January 31

  • Kevin Love leaves Cavs game for X-rays on his hand

    Larry Brown Sports "Kevin Love left Tuesday’s Cleveland Cavaliers-Detroit Pistons game with a hand injury and went for X-rays. Love exited the game in the first quarter and was reported to have gone into the locker room to see the extent of the injury. Love took a lob pass inside and had a few Pistons players..." January 30

  • Kevin Love Injury Reportedly Diagnosed as Broken Hand; Out 6-8 Weeks

    Bleacher Report "Cleveland Cavaliers star Kevin Love will reportedly miss significant time after suffering a broken hand during Tuesday's game, according to Tim Reynolds of the Associated Press. According to Brian Windhorst of, the forward is expected to miss six to eight weeks with the injury. Love..." January 30

  • Rumor: Kevin Love was trying to embarrass Isaiah Thomas by handing short guard ball

    Pro Basketball Talk "Isaiah Thomas said there’s no bad blood between him and Kevin Love. Does Love know that? After Thomas reportedly led the charge against Love during a recent team meeting, Love rather demonstrably bent down to hand the ball to Thomas – who, at 5-foot-9, is the NBA’s shortest player – during..." January 29

  • Isaiah Thomas: ‘No bad blood’ between him and Kevin Love

    Sportsnaut "Contrary to popular opinion, Isaiah Thomas says he and Cleveland Cavaliers teammate Kevin Love are totally cool. On Saturday, Thomas told reporters there is “no bad blood” between himself and his teammate. Of course, we all know that Thomas reportedly was the man who led a recent team..." January 27

  • Raja Bell: Kevin Love was an outcast in his first season with the Cavaliers

    CBS Sports "There's a lot of drama surrounding the Cavaliers and much of it has to do with star big man Kevin Love. Cavs teammates reportedly called out Love for "faking an illness" when he left their 148-124 loss to the Thunder on Saturday. Love has always been a bit of an awkward fit with the Cavs, but he..." January 27

  • LeBron James did not promise Kevin Love to pick him for All-Star team

    Larry Brown Sports "Kevin Love is not receiving any promises from LeBron James about the All-Star Game. This year’s All-Star Game will feature the top two players in votes received serving as captains for teams they pick in a draft. That means it will be up to Stephen Curry and James to select their rosters...." January 25

  • Tyronn Lue says Cavs were 'crazy' to accuse Kevin Love of faking illness

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Cavaliers' airing of grievances Monday started organically and, yes, ire was at first aimed at Kevin Love. But frustrations were vented from all corners, to all corners, with everyone from general manager Koby Altman, to coach Tyronn Lue, to Isaiah Thomas, to LeBron James and other players..." January 24

  • Kevin Love won’t ask Cavaliers for trade

    Fanrag Sports "The Cleveland Cavaliers are in turmoil, and Kevin Love has recently been at the center of it. After Love left early in his team’s blowout loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder this past weekend due to an illness, Cavaliers players ripped Love in a team meeting, essentially accusing him of faking..." January 24

  • Cavs team meeting drama: Kevin Love was reportedly called out by Isaiah Thomas

    CBS Sports "The Cleveland Cavaliers -- and, really, the NBA in general -- have descended into all-out chaos. If giving up 148 points in regulation on Saturday to lose their ninth game in 12 attempts wasn't enough, the Cavs reportedly held a fiery team meeting, in which nearly everyone on the roster took..." January 23

  • Tyronn Lue says it’s ‘crazy’ to scapegoat Kevin Love for Thunder loss

    Sportress of Blogitude "Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue is presiding over a nightmarish situation, both on and off the court. The Cavaliers, in the midst of losing nine of their past 12 games, upped the behind-the-scenes drama significantly by allegedly going after Kevin Love during a heated team..." January 23

  • Kevin Love on Cavs team meeting: Should've stayed in locker room

    247 Sports "After feeling dizzy in the first quarter of Cleveland's 148-124 loss the Oklahoma City Thunder on Saturday, Kevin Love left the game and did not return. Love didn't feel any better on Sunday and had to miss the team's practice due to his illness. Despite Love not feeling well, his teammates..." January 23

  • Cavs Players Allegedly Accused Kevin Love Of Faking An Illness To Leave Game

    Uproxx "It’s a really weird time to be a member of the Cleveland Cavaliers right now. There are persistent trade rumors that seem to be coming to light on a daily basis, and the team is on a massive slide, losing nine of their last 12 games, including a matchup against Oklahoma City in which the team..." January 22

  • Kevin Love injures ankle as Celtics thump Cavs

    Fanrag Sports "Just as Isaiah Thomas made his season debut to form the latest Big Three of LeBron James’ career, the Cleveland Cavaliers icon’s other running mate went down with an injury. Kevin Love injured his right ankle during the Cavs’ 102-88 loss to the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night. He did not..." January 04

  • Report: Kevin Love playing tonight vs. Blazers

    Cavs Nation "Despite earlier news that came out about Kevin Love being questionable to play on Tuesday versus the Portland Trail Blazers, he is reportedly available to see action on the night, according to Joe Vardon of The four-time All-Star missed the team’s morning shootaround due to an..." January 02