Kevin Love RUMORS & NEWS

  • LeBron James jokingly says Kevin Love is the MVP "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 "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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    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 "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 "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 "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

  • Kevin Love on Lakers free agency speculation: “I’m a Cleveland Cavalier.”

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Lakers played the Cavaliers on Sunday. Kevin Love has the ability to opt out of his contract and become a free agent this summer. Kevin Love played college basketball at UCLA and has been linked to the Lakers in rumors for some time. So it goes without saying that after the game, Love was..." February 09

  • Coach David Blatt says Kevin Love contributing to winning

    The Morning Journal "Cavaliers forward LeBron James tried to explain the importance of sacrificing for the good of the team. He said if it helped the team, he would come off the bench. “I’m serious,” James said. “If it helps our team, that’s all that matters. Sacrifice is the biggest word in team sports. It’s..." February 05

  • LeBron: Love needs more confidence in shot "After Kevin Love scored a season-low five points Monday and didn't attempt a shot after going 1-for-7 in the first quarter, LeBron James suggested there were more shots available for Love that he turned down and questioned whether his teammate's confidence might be shaken. "I think Kev had some..." February 03

  • Love braces for boos in return to Minnesota "Kevin Love can already hear the reception he expects Minnesota fans will welcome him with on Saturday when he returns to Target Center to play the Timberwolves for the first time since being traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers this summer. "Truthfully? 'Booooooooo!' That (will be) probably more..." January 30

  • Kevin Love suffered dizzy spell in Sunday's win over Thunder, but says he's OK

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Late in the first quarter of Sunday's 108-98 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder, a disoriented Kevin Love went to the foul line. The Cavaliers' power forward looked out of sorts as he missed his first free throw. He then got the attention of team trainer Steve Spiro to signal something was..." January 26

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    Joe Vardon @joevardon

    Kevin Love expects to play tonight. #Cavs

  • Kevin Love says he doesn't plan to opt out of Cavaliers contract at end of this season

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Even though the Cleveland Cavaliers have gotten off to a mediocre 19-19 start, power forward Kevin Love told Northeast Ohio Media Group on Tuesday that he plans to forgo free agency this summer and opt in with the Cavaliers for the 2015-16 season. "I think that we will figure it out here, so I..." January 13

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    Blake Ellington @BlakeEllington

    Reporter: "Kyrie Irving, Kevin Love they are two max players, they're here." Blatt responds quickly: "Kevin's not a max player yet."

  • Kevin Love is 'not a max player yet' says David Blatt

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "James hasn't played since Dec. 28 and has missed a career-high nine games this season. The Cavs have lost eight of those games, and are 19-19. It's an understandable crutch: James, renowned as perhaps the NBA's best player, is sitting out with averages of 25.2 points, 5.3 rebounds, and 7.6..." January 12

  • Kevin Love a game-time decision tonight with flu-like symptoms

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Cavaliers power forward Kevin Love is experiencing flu-like symptoms and will be a game-time decision tonight against the Atlanta Hawks. Love did not participate in morning shootaround. He went through practice Tuesday, so he must have gotten ill last night or this morning." December 17

  • Kevin Love reaffirms pledge to remain with Cavaliers long term

    Sporting News "Although Kevin Love has pledged his allegiance to the Cleveland Cavaliers on numerous occasions, the reports and rumors about a potential departure continue to mount. Love is aware of the perception these rumors create, and he told ESPN's "Mike and Mike" he wishes he could end all the..." December 03

  • Kevin Love: The Cavaliers 'must win' their game against the Magic

    Orlando Sentinel "Just how important is tonight’s matchup against the Orlando Magic to the Cleveland Cavaliers? Important enough that Cavaliers power forward Kevin Love labeled the game a “must win” for the Cavs. “I don’t think we expected to be 5-7 at this point, but we also didn’t expect it to be easy,”..." November 24

  • Kevin Love denies any interest in joining Lakers next season

    Akron Beacon Journal "Kevin Love denied a report he’s interested in joining the Lakers next season while poking fun at all the attention his handshake with Kyrie Irving has received. “Whatever we were doing with our hands was about as true as me going to the Lakers,” Love said Friday. “Going to the Lakers, I don’t..." November 15

  • The Irving-Love handshake: Cavs issue a statement to clarify its meaning

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The celebratory handshake by the Cavaliers' Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving after Monday's 118-111 win over the New Orleans Pelicans has received plenty of attention. At the conclusion of their choreographed handshake, each placed his right hand near the corner of his mouth with his thumb and index..." November 12

  • RUMOR: Love ‘Will Seriously Consider’ Opting Out, Eyes Return To L.A.

    Lakers Nation "For much of the off-season, all the talk was about the Los Angeles Lakers targeting Kevin Love via trade or through free agency in 2015. However, the Minnesota Timberwolves ultimately traded the All-Star forward to the Cleveland Cavaliers where he joined forces with LeBron James and Kyrie..." November 11

  • LeBron James says Kevin Love will get plenty of touches, believes Love's comments were blown out of proportion

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Kevin Love, LeBron James and Kyrie Irving knew they would have to make sacrifices for the Cleveland Cavaliers to reach their ultimate goal this season. They also knew everything they said and did would make news. It comes with the territory of being a title favorite and having the league's most..." October 28

  • Cavs PF Kevin Love wants more touches "Preseason is no time to judge offensive output, but Cleveland Cavaliers power forward Kevin Love is ready for more touches. Specifically, he wants the ball in the paint more frequently. "The offense is built that way but I just have to make a conscious decision to get myself in there," Love..." October 23

  • Kevin Love eager for NBA playoff credibility with Cavs

    Bucyrus Telegraph-Forum "Kevin Love's career statistics are stellar. In six NBA seasons, Love has averaged 19.2 points and 12.2 rebounds, including 26.1 points and 12.5 rebounds last season. Since joining the league in 2008-09, Love has registered the third-most double-doubles (256), leading the league with 65 a year..." October 20

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    Jason Lloyd @JasonLloydABJ

    Kevin Love remained in locker room with a sore neck. Not considered serious

  • Broken up with Wolves, Love talks commitment with Cavs

    Fox Sports North "The world's best, rather than a mess. Instead of Brew, Uncle Drew. Promises and affinity, rather than discourse and remorse. At its outset, Kevin Love's Cleveland tenure resembles everything his time in the Twin Cities wasn't. New hope abounds in the Land of 10,000 Lakes after the blockbuster..." September 09

  • Love to Wolves owner: Focus on your team "New Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love has a message for Minnesota Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor: Quit worrying about me and focus on your team instead. Love, appearing on ESPN Radio's "Mike & Mike" on Wednesday morning, responded to comments made by Taylor, who said Tuesday that the..." August 27

  • Timberwolves owner rips Kevin Love following trade to Cleveland

    SB Nation "Taylor says he never wanted to trade Love, but he's quite happy with the return on the deal. Minnesota Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor spoke out about the recent trade of franchise star Kevin Love to the Cleveland Cavaliers. More than that, he used it as a opportunity to criticize the three-time..." August 26

  • Another Love lost for Minnesota "We knew this was coming. Minnesota sports fans always know it’s coming. Watch one of the local teams long enough, and you'll see it: the bitter departure of a franchise superstar to a better, more functional team. Every market has its losers -- look at the Knicks -- but in Minnesota, we've come..." August 12

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    Marc J. Spears @SpearsNBAYahoo

    USA Basketball's Jerry Colangelo says there is still no plans to add Kevin Love to the roster.

  • Sources: Cavs have agreement to acquire Love, including contract commitment

    Yahoo! Sports "The Minnesota Timberwolves have reached an agreement in principle to send All-Star forward Kevin Love to the Cleveland Cavaliers for Andrew Wiggins, Anthony Bennett and a protected 2015 first-round draft pick, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Cleveland is making the deal with Minnesota with a..." August 08

  • Love to Cavs, Wiggins and Young to the Wolves and Bennett to 76ers?

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Sixers are expected to be the third team involved in a trade that would send Kevin Love to the Cleveland Cavaliers and Andrew Wiggins to the Minnesota Timberwolves, according to a report from Brian Windhorst of ESPN. Windhorst was less clear about what the Sixers would be receiving back,..." August 05

  • Cavs, Wolves trade involving Love, Wiggins matter of when, not if "The Minnesota Timberwolves were engaged in serious Kevin Love trade talks with no teams other than the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday, adding to the growing belief around the NBA that Love teaming up with LeBron James is inevitable, according to sources briefed on the situation. After..." July 31

  • Report: Timberwolves told Kevin Love to sit out the World Cup

    Pro Basketball Talk "Kevin Love took the heat for withdrawing from Team USA, but it might not have been just his decision. Despite their posturing, the Timberwolves are reportedly set on trading Love. They don’t want him getting injured before they can complete a deal, and they have to wait for the Cavaliers to be..." July 29

  • Klay Thompson, Stephen Curry don't believe Golden State will break up backcourt duo for Kevin Love

    Yahoo! Sports "Klay Thompson is confident he will still be with the Golden State Warriors next season amid the Kevin Love trade talk. The Warriors have spoken with the Minnesota Timberwolves about acquiring Love, but also have strong competition from the Cleveland Cavaliers, Chicago Bulls, Boston Celtics and..." July 28

  • Report: Kevin Love Trade To Cavs ‘Deal Is Done’; No Timetable Given

    NESN "Anyone is capable of landing a big news scoop, not just the usual suspects at the major outlets. So when somebody claims to have inside information before anyone else, it is worth noting — just take it with a sizable grain of salt. A trade that would send Kevin Love to the Cleveland Cavaliers..." July 23

  • Bulls making push for Kevin Love "The Cleveland Cavaliers are firmly in the lead to acquire Kevin Love but the Chicago Bulls are making a renewed push to get into the trade mix for the All-Star power forward, according to sources close to the process. Sources told the Cavs are increasingly optimistic that they are..." July 22

  • Coach K: "Not one second of hesitancy, I'd trade (Wiggins) for Kevin Love" "In an interview with John Feinstein on CBS Sports radio, Duke and Team USA coach Mike Krzyzewski broke down what he would do in the Cleveland Cavaliers' position of trying to decide whether to trade Andrew Wiggins for Kevin Love. The verdict? He'd trade for Love. Click here to listen to the..." July 21

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    Probasketballdraft @Probballdraft

    Not to burst Cavs fans bubble but if Warriors are willing to include Thompson that trumps Cavs. Wolves prefer Klay bc more ready per source.

  • Cavaliers Offering Wiggins, Bennett For Love "The Minnesota Timberwolves and Cleveland Cavaliers have discussed a blockbuster trade centered around Kevin Love and the league's last two No. 1 draft picks, league sources told ESPN. In an attempt to add Love, a three-time All-Star, the Cavaliers are willing to part with Andrew Wiggins and..." July 18

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    Jon Krawczynski @APkrawczynski

    Andrew Wiggins has not been offered for Kevin Love. Klay Thompson has not been offered for Kevin Love. This is where things stand.

  • Love Willing to Exercise Option if Traded to Warriors

    Basketball Insiders "According to a source with knowledge of the situation the Golden State Warriors are increasing their efforts to land Minnesota Timberwolves All-Star forward Kevin Love. Love has recently been linked to trade talks with the Cleveland Cavaliers. LeBron James has even reached out and voiced his..." July 18