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Cavaliers PG Kevin Love seeks more post-up opportunities
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(10/23/14) Cavaliers power forward Kevin Love believes he needs more touches closer to the basket than he has received recently to maximize his contributions to his new team.
"My entire life I've played the game from inside-out," Love told the Northeast Ohio Media Group. "So the more touches I can get inside to get myself going, the better. I'm not accustomed to starting out a game shooting a three, so it's just something that I see.
"I'm 26 years old and I've been playing basketball for quite a long time. Just finding ways to mix it up. If anything, keeping it around the basket a little bit more and the offense will allow me to get offensive rebounds. That will be tough for teams with Andy [Varejao] and myself and Tristan [Thompson] in there."
Love has been parking himself beyond the arc more often in the preseason and has struggled with his shot in recent games. His shooting ability creates space for such offensive talents as LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Dion Waiters, but David Blatt has expressed his understanding that Love also thrives in post-up situations that result in higher-percentage shots.
Cavaliers PF Kevin Love expected to play Monday
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(10/18/14) Cavaliers power forward Kevin Love (neck) is expected to play Monday, the News-Herald reports. Love suffered a minor neck injury Wednesday but should be good to go for the regular season, provided he doesn't experience a setback.
Cavs' Kevin Love sitting out Friday
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
|(10/17/14) Cavaliers forward Kevin Love won't play Friday, according to ESPN.
Love is dealing with a neck injury, though it's not expected to be all that serious. He'll have Friday night off for "rest and maintenance."
Neck injury to Cavaliers F Kevin Love not believed to be serious
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(10/16/14) Cavaliers head coach David Blatt told reporters that power forward Kevin Love has a stiff neck, but the injury is not expected to be serious moving forward, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports. Love sustained the injury in Wednesday's preseason game. Blatt remains hopeful that Love will be available to play Friday night against the Mavericks.
Kevin Love suffers neck injury Wednesday
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(10/15/14) Cavaliers power forward Kevin Love suffered neck soreness in Wednesday's preseason action, but the injury is not considered serious, the Akron Beacon Journal reports.
Love was dealing with a knee injury coming into Wednesday's game and asked out after becoming "banged up." The team may update his status after the game if it's determined the injury is more serious than thought, but for now he looks on track to be available for the start of the regular season.
|Kevin Love got his wish this offseason, as the Timberwolves ended up shipping him to Cleveland with one year on his contract. The move presents a major change for Love, who goes from being the unquestioned first option in Minnesota to having to share the ball with two other All-Stars in LeBron James and Kyrie Irving. Love put up tremendous numbers yet again last season, averaging 26.1 points, 12.5 rebounds and 4.4 assists per game, while ranking in the top-10 in the league in field-goal attempts, three-point attempts and free-throw attempts. Those numbers should all go down in his new home, but that doesn't mean Fantasy owners should be too concerned about Love's value. Now that he has more help, Love should be even more efficient as a scorer and passer than before, and should not slip much further than the middle part of the first round in most Fantasy leagues on Draft Day.
(Updated 8/27/14) |
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