Kevin Love RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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

  • Kevin Love's shoulder was re-aggravated after teammate hit his arm while celebrating NBA Finals berth

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Kevin Love said he anticipates being in the Cavaliers' starting lineup on opening night of the 2015-16 season, but that goal was almost sabotaged. His return from shoulder surgery was in jeopardy of being pushed back thanks to one of his teammates following the Cavaliers sweeping the Atlanta..." June 01

  • Kevin Love 'happy with how things are progressing' in shoulder rehab

    ESPN "Kevin Love expects to be back on the court for opening night of the 2015-16 season and says he will be wearing a Cleveland Cavaliers jersey while doing so. Speaking to reporters for the first time since undergoing season-ending surgery on his separated shoulder at the end of April, Love said..." June 01

  • Kevin Love likely to “look around” this summer; Celtics, Rockets, Lakers among options

    Sheridan Hoops "Kevin Love is expected to seriously study the free-agent market this summer and consider leaving the Cavaliers after one year with the franchise, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports. “He’s got options,” the Yahoo! Sports NBA insider said in a radio appearance on The Jason McIntyre..." May 30

  • Report: Kevin Love considering free agency options

    The Score "The NBA free agency period hasn't even begun yet, but that hasn't slowed the "What will Kevin Love do?" speculation. According to Yahoo Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski, Love is expected to take a long, hard look at his options this summer as he enters the free-agent market. “He’s got options,”..." May 28

  • Kevin Love's next destination is not likely the Phoenix Suns

    Bright Side Of The Sun "Until this season, Kevin Love was widely considered one of the top 10 players in the entire NBA. He'd languished on losing teams his whole career, but consistent 25-point, 12-rebound stat lines as a new-NBA power forward made him the guy every team wanted to add when he demanded a trade. He..." May 25

  • Kevin Love admits he's been dodging Kelly Olynyk's calls

    USA Today "Kevin Love was knocked out of the NBA playoffs during their Round 1 series against the Celtics when Kelly Olynyk grabbed his arm, a move that caused Love’s shoulder to separate and labrum to tear. Olynyk maintains that he had no intent to injure Love, and he doesn’t really have any history of..." May 07

  • Cavaliers’ Kevin Love apparently refuses to accept apology for injury from Celtics’ Kelly Olynyk

    Washington Post "Boston Celtics star Kelly Olynyk might want to try flowers, chocolates or maybe even an Edible Arrangement if he wants to get in the good graces of Cleveland Cavaliers star Kevin Love. Per Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski: Boston Celtics forward Kelly Olynyk and his representatives have continued to..." May 07

  • Cavs Have 'Legitimate Fear' Of Kevin Love Leaving This Offseason

    Real GM Basketball "Kevin Love is out for the season following shoulder surgery and he could have already played his final game with the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Cavaliers had been hoping that Love would have an opportunity to make his mark with the franchise during the playoffs. "Love hasn't been super willing..." May 06

  • Knicks after LaMarcus Aldridge? Spurs want Kevin Love?

    CBS Sports "ESPN reports that as we already knew, the San Antonio Spurs and Dallas Mavericks are on the list of potential bidders for LaMarcus Aldridge, along with the Knicks and Lakers. Maybe more interesting is that for the first time, word has surfaced that the Spurs would want Aldridge... only if Kevin..." May 02

  • Kevin Love, even injured, still holds all the leverage over Cavaliers

    Pro Basketball Talk "Kevin Love will miss the rest of the playoffs, and the high end of his recovery timeline could keep him out through the start of next season. Does this put a dent on his possible pending free agency? Nope – at least not as far as the Cavaliers are concerned. Just as before Kelly Olynyk..." April 30

  • Kevin Love undergoes surgery on dislocated shoulder, out 4-6 months

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Power forward Kevin Love underwent surgery in New York to repair a dislocated left shoulder, the Cavaliers announced late Wednesday night. His operation took place at the Hospital for Special Surgery and it was performed by Dr. David W. Altchek. His recovery time is being projected at 4-6..." April 30