Kevin Love RUMORS & NEWS

  • Kevin Love: James Jones is 'the best teammate I ever had'

    Sportsnaut "Kevin Love took to his Instagram page Sunday morning to give a heartfelt tribute to “the best teammate I ever had,” James Jones. Much criticized during the past two years with the Cleveland Cavaliers, Love attributes his ability to stay grounded to Jones’ guiding hand. He also made it clear..." June 26

  • Report: Kevin Love declined Team USA invite for Rio Olympics

    The Score "Fresh off the first NBA title in franchise history, the Cleveland Cavaliers had the opportunity to send two players to this summer's Olympics. One of them opted to stay home. While Kyrie Irving is manning the point for Team USA in Rio, teammate Kevin Love will be resting up after the longest..." June 26

  • Kevin Love Brought a Swimsuit Model to the Cavaliers Championship Parade

    The Big Lead "Kevin Love is dating Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Kate Bock. Bock rode with Love during the Cavaliers championship parade through Cleveland. After the Cavs won the title, Bock posted a selfie of her and Love on Twitter. Since there’s nothing online about the couple, it would be awesome to..." June 22

  • Tyronn Lue on Kevin Love's future in Cleveland: 'Oh, he's going to be here'

    Fox Sports "The Cleveland Cavaliers are still in the honeymoon phase of winning an NBA championship, but it won't be long before tough questions need to be asked about next season. It appears as though Richard Jefferson is set to retire, and other moves will need to be made with free agency and the draft..." June 22

  • Cavs Expected To Listen To Kevin Love Trade Offers

    Real GM Basketball "The Cleveland Cavaliers will receive trade calls this offseason about Kevin Love and they're expected to at least listen. "This team did not fit particularly well for playing Golden State, and that's my fault," David Griffin said. "But against the East, we were historically good. Now that we've..." June 22

  • Tyronn Lue expects a big game from Kevin Love in Game 7

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Cavaliers forward Kevin Love has been a shell of himself during the NBA Finals, but his head coach has faith that his power forward will turn it around Sunday in Game 7 against the Golden State Warriors. "He's going to have a big game for us tomorrow, I believe," Tyronn Lue said on Saturday..." June 19

  • James on Love's struggles: 'If we win, it doesn't matter'

    The Score "Regardless of whether the Cleveland Cavaliers win the NBA championship on Sunday night, much speculation will turn to Kevin Love this summer. Yet, while the power forward's struggles in the Finals are a more extreme microcosm of the fact he's never consistently fit in with these Cavs, LeBron James..." June 18

  • Danny Ainge reportedly meets with agent of Kevin Love, Harrison Barnes

    Larry Brown Sports "Danny Ainge’s Offseason Exploits Tour 2016 has officially hit the road. According to a report by Andrew Perna of Real GM on Thursday, Ainge, the general manager and president of basketball operations of the Boston Celtics, met in New York City this week with agent Jeff Schwartz, who represents..." June 16

  • Does Cleveland Really Hate Kevin Love?

    Complex "Heading into the NBA Finals, the theory was that if the Cavs were to beat the Warriors, the team's Big 3—Kevin Love, LeBron James, and Kyrie Irving—had to play extremely well. Going against a squad with a "Death Lineup" and the NBA's first unanimous MVP? Against a team that went 73-9 during the..." June 16

  • Five potential trade destinations for Kevin Love

    Sportsnaut "There are no concrete suggestions that the Cleveland Cavaliers will be placing Kevin Love on the trade block this summer. However, we can read between the lines here. It’s rather obvious that Love is not that third building block for the Cavaliers. That’s been magnified during the NBA Finals,..." June 16

  • There’s a GoFundMe page to pay Kevin Love to sit out of Game 6

    SI "One Cleveland Cavaliers fan really does not want Kevin Love to play in Game 6 of the NBA Finals on Thursday night. Giles Debenham has set up a GoFundMe page to raise money to pay Love to sit out of the crucial matchup. “Kevin Love is playing like a bum and just taking up room on the court...." June 15

  • "He's Disgusted": A Body Language Expert On Kevin Love and LeBron James

    Complex "Amid last night's ongoing Steph Curry sneaker slander, Klay Thompson "they lost, I was hoopin'" memes, and an improbable road victory for the Cleveland Cavaliers, a short clip of LeBron James supposedly leaving Kevin Love hanging on a high five found a way to go viral. Of course, we now realize..." June 14

  • Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue: Kevin Love will start Game 6

    Pro Basketball Talk "Kevin Love is not a bad player. I promise. He’s not. In fact, he’s a very good player. The Warriors just play a style that exposes his biggest weaknesses. Unfortunately for Love, the Cavaliers have played Golden State in the last two NBA Finals – when the most eyes are watching. Love..." June 14

  • LeBron James crushed Kevin Love's spirit with a brief verbal tirade

    Fox Sports "Game 5 was a rough one for Kevin Love. While LeBron James and Kyrie Irving made history by becoming the first teammates to score 40 points each in a Finals game, Love finished with just two points in 33 minutes and didn't contribute a whole lot more than that to the Cavaliers' 112-97 win over..." June 14

  • Kevin Love seems to call out LeBron for Game 4 incident

    Sportsnaut "The Cleveland Cavaliers are facing a do-or-die Game 5 outing against the Golden State Warriors on Monday. A loss here, and Cleveland will have found itself losers of the NBA Finals to the Warriors in consecutive seasons. The backstory here is real, and promises to add even more drama when Game..." June 13

  • Kevin Love admits playing with Cavs 'hasn't been the easiest transition'

    CBS Sports "In the NBA Finals, the Golden State Warriors have exposed a lot of the flaws with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Cleveland's bench could use a few more tweaks, Kyrie Irving's defense can be exploited and LeBron James for the second straight year can't do it all by himself. But perhaps the most glaring..." June 12

  • How Draymond Green and Kevin Love wage war -- on their weight

    ESPN "Kevin Love fervently believes you are what you eat. In fact, he literally counts on it. "Not 10 almonds, not 18 almonds -- 14 almonds,'' trainer Rob McClanaghan says when discussing Love, his most dedicated client. "Kevin is exactly on point. If he's supposed to eat every two hours, then on the..." June 12

  • Mario Chalmers thinks Kevin Love should call Chris Bosh

    Hot Hot Hoops ""I think he can be a good fit. If I was Kevin Love I would call Chris Bosh." That was the quote that stuck out from a Mario Chalmers interview with Sirius XM Radio talking about the NBA Finals. Chalmers was asked if Kevin Love fit with the Cavs. After Cleveland got beat in the first two games..." June 11

  • Love unsure how to satisfy critics: 'It's just never enough'

    The Score "There are a number of things that make Kevin Love an easy scapegoat for the Cleveland Cavaliers' shortcomings, particularly as they face near-certain doom in the Finals against the Golden State Warriors for the second straight year. He's a liability in pick-and-roll defense, which the Warriors..." June 11

  • LeBron: Ball in Lue's court on if Love should start

    ESPN "LeBron James deferred to his coach, Tyronn Lue, when asked his opinion of whether Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love should start Game 4 of the NBA Finals on Friday night, provided the forward clears the league's concussion protocol. "I have an opinion on who's our general, and that's Coach..." June 10

  • Charles Barkley on Kevin Love: ‘One of the best players in the NBA’

    Sportsnaut "There’s a narrative being thrown around the NBA that the Cleveland Cavaliers stand a much better chance of ousting the Golden State Warriors without Kevin Love in the lineup. After Love suffered a concussion in Cleveland’s 33-point loss to the Warriors in Game 2 of the NBA Finals, the former..." June 10

  • Cavs reportedly expect Kevin Love to be cleared for Game 4

    Larry Brown Sports "The Cleveland Cavaliers reportedly believe that Kevin Love’s absence will last only one game. Love has not been cleared yet as he continues to go through the NBA’s concussion protocol, but the belief within the Cavaliers organization is that he will be able to play in Game 4." June 09

  • Bogut: People calling Kevin Love soft are 'idiots'

    ESPN "Golden State Warriors center Andrew Bogut had a terrible ordeal with a concussion earlier this season and it left him with some strong opinions about the process Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love is currently going through as he recovers from one. Bogut missed two weeks in October and..." June 09

  • Kevin Love won’t be cleared Thursday; perhaps on Friday

    Today's Fastbreak "Kevin Love will not be cleared until Friday at best, according to his head coach Tyronn Lue. Love, the Cavaliers stretch big man suffered a concussion in Game 2 of the NBA Finals after an errant elbow struck him in the head. If former top-five overall draft pick passes his concussion protocol..." June 09

  • Kevin Love is "really frustrated" Cavs are keeping him out of Game 3

    Fear The Sword "Concussions are something that the world is taking more and more seriously as information about their effects becomes more widely known. In this context, the Cavs decision to sit Kevin Love for Game 3 as he goes through the NBA's concussion protocol seems prudent. The Cavs also let Love continue..." June 08

  • Kevin Love will miss Game 3; Richard Jefferson possible starter?

    Akron Beacon Journal "Kevin Love will not play Wednesday night when the Cavaliers host the Golden State Warriors in Game 3 of the NBA Finals, a league source confirmed to the Beacon Journal. Love participated in a portion of the Cavaliers’ morning shootaround Wednesday, but will not be cleared from the league’s..." June 08

  • Cavaliers' Kevin Love hopeful he'll be ready for Game 3

    Sporting News "Kevin Love's availability for Wednesday's Game 3 against the Warriors took a hopeful turn, ESPN reported Tuesday, citing an unnamed source. The Cavaliers forward worked out, although he didn't participate in Tuesday's practice, while being monitored in the NBA's concussion protocol. " June 07

  • Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love were supposed to make the Cavaliers better. They haven’t.

    Washington Post "With Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love watching from the sidelines last spring, the Cleveland Cavaliers pushed the Golden State Warriors to six games in the NBA Finals. So, the thinking went, with both of Cleveland’s supporting stars healthy for the playoff push, the Cavaliers would have a better..." June 06

  • Why Kevin Love’s future in Cleveland may be on the line

    Yahoo! Sports "In the bowels of Oracle Arena, tucked in a corner of the Cavaliers’ locker room, Kevin Love’s locker stood vacant. No clothes, no uniform, no Love, excused from postgame media availability thanks to his presence in the NBA’s concussion protocol, a status earned by an errant, inadvertent elbow from..." June 06

  • Down 0-2, Cavs desperate for Kevin Love to pass concussion protocol

    CBS Sports "As if things weren't going badly enough for the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals, they lost Kevin Love to a concussion in Game 2. They also got hammered 110-77 by the Golden State Warriors on Sunday night. The blow to Love's head, and his subsequent retreat to the locker room with..." June 06

  • LeBron James and Kevin Love called out Anderson Varejao for flopping

    USA Today "Game 1 of the NBA Finals couldn’t go a first half without controversy, and it all seems to be about flopping. After Draymond Green drew a foul and apparently kicked Kyrie Irving, the Warriors’ Anderson Varejao drew a questionable foul on former teammate Kevin Love." June 03

  • In These NBA Finals, Kevin Love Has Nothing to Lose

    Complex "Kevin Love could have been a Warrior. It was never all that close to happening—and who knows what kind of butterfly effect a Love-for-Klay-Thompson deal would have had on the NBA landscape—but as Love prepares for his first NBA Finals against those same Warriors, it’s neat to think about anyway...." June 02

  • 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 cleveland.com 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