Kevin Love RUMORS & NEWS

  • Kevin Love, Kyrie Irving get special instant trading cards to commemorate performances

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving turned in a pair of signature performances last week, and Cavaliers fans will not have to wait for special trading cards to capture the moments. The cards are already available online. Trading card company Panini America has released special collectibles on..." November 29

  • Kevin Love scores 34 of his 40 points in first quarter of Cavs' win

    ESPN "Cavaliers forward Kevin Love set an NBA record for points in a first quarter by scoring 34 on Wednesday night against the Portland Trail Blazers. Love fell three points shy of the league record for points in any quarter, set by Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson, who scored 37 in the..." November 24

  • Kevin Love has no regrets about choice to sign five-year contract

    Akron Beacon Journal "Kevin Love has thought about that time he passed on the opportunity to earn an extra $40 million, but he doesn’t regret his choices. When Love signed a five-year contract with the Cavaliers before last season, he was well-versed in the league’s economics and how the salary cap was poised to..." November 17

  • Love claims he 'blacked out' when guarding Curry in Game 7

    SI "On June 19, Tyler Kandel sat at a back table at Warren 77 in New York City, eating chicken nachos and drinking craft beer. The TVs were tuned to Game 7 of the NBA Finals, and Kandel was rooting for the Cavaliers because he went to college with their power forward, Kevin Love. With 44 seconds left..." October 22

  • The Biggest Stop Of Kevin Love's Life? It Wasn't This One

    SI "On June 19, Tyler Kandel sat at a back table at Warren 77 in New York City, eating chicken nachos and drinking craft beer. The TVs were tuned to Game 7 of the NBA Finals, and Kandel was rooting for the Cavaliers because he went to college with their power forward, Kevin Love. With 44 seconds left..." October 20

  • Kevin Love Tells Us How Much Things Have Changed Now That He Has A Ring

    Dime Magazine "It has never been a better time to be Kevin Love. First, he was a darling of early Basketball Twitter® because of the obscene stats he put up in relative obscurity for the Minnesota Timberwolves, but the dearth of talent around him and the corresponding lack of playoff appearances clearly..." October 07

  • Kevin Love is over criticism of whether he fits with Cavaliers

    Larry Brown Sports "For two years, Kevin Love has heard the relentless criticism that he is a square peg in a round hole with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Now that he’s an NBA champion, he couldn’t possibly care less about that criticism. Love told reporters Friday that he accepts the criticisms will never really..." October 01

  • Cleveland Cavaliers Trading Kevin Love For Atlanta Hawks' Paul Millsap? "The most recent NBA trade rumors suggested that the Cleveland Cavaliers might enter a three-team deal with the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Atlanta Hawks before the start of the new season. According to the reports, the Cavaliers will send their power forward Kevin Love as a part of the deal in..." September 30

  • Love in 'best place' physically, mentally since trade to Cavs

    Real GM Basketball "The Cleveland Cavaliers believe Kevin Love is "in the best place" mentally and physically since he was traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2014. Love spent much of the offseason at the U.S. Olympic ski training facility in Park City, Utah." September 03

  • Report: Cavaliers ‘not even remotely’ considering Kevin Love trade

    Larry Brown Sports "There’s no job security quite like the one that winning an NBA championship provides. Cleveland Cavaliers big man Kevin Love is quickly finding that out. According to a report by Steve Kyler of Basketball Insiders on Tuesday, though “there are no shortage of suitors” for the three-time..." August 25

  • Cavs GM hints Kevin Love will not be traded

    Larry Brown Sports "Even after they won their first NBA title in franchise history, there has still been speculation that the Cleveland Cavaliers could trade one of their top players in Kevin Love. If that is, in fact, the plan, Cavs GM David Griffin is keeping it quiet. In a recent interview with Marc Stein,..." June 27

  • 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

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