Kevin Love RUMORS & NEWS

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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

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    Ethan J. Skolnick @EthanJSkolnick

    Kyrie Irving is rehabbing in Miami and David Griffin says Irving is on pace. Love & Varejao will be ready for start of camp

  • Kevin Love accepts Kelly Olynyk's apology: 'No hard feelings'

    CBS Sports "After getting tangled up in the first round of the playoffs with Kelly Olynyk, Kevin Love dislocated his shoulder and missed the rest of the Cavs' postseason. Love was irate with Olynyk afterwards and his anger with the Celtics big man continued throughout the playoffs. At one point, Love was..." July 06

  • 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

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