• by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Cavaliers F Kevin Love returns to full practice on Saturday

    Cavaliers forward Kevin Love went through his first full practice on Saturday, Chris Haynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.The Cavs will likely be very cautious with Love this preseason as they don't don't want to risk anything. There's no reason to think Love won't be fully healthy to start the season, and he should see his offensive role increased with the absence of Kyrie Irving in the beginning portion of the season. The Cavs seemed to have a hard time using Love's strengths effectively last year, but with him choosing to resign with the team it appears both sides are hopeful they'll figure it out.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Cavaliers F Kevin Love expected to be healthy for season opener

    Cavaliers forward Kevin Love is expected to be healthy for the Cavaliers' season opener, the Akron Beacon Journal reports.Love is set to return to full practices by this weekend as he continues his recovery from the injury he sustained in the first round of the playoffs last season.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Cavaliers F Kevin Love (arm) cleared for 3-on-3 workouts

    Cavaliers forward Kevin Love (arm) has been cleared for 3-on-3 workouts, the AP reports.Love is said to be progressing well in his rehab, and he's reportedly dropped weight and is in excellent shape as the regular season approaches. While he could miss all of the preseason, the Cavaliers are holding out hope that he'll be ready when the season begins on Oct. 27 against the Bulls. Once healthy, Love will be firmly entrenched as the Cavaliers' starting power forward.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Cavaliers PF Kevin Love expects to be limited to start camp

    Cavaliers forward Kevin Love (shoulder) admitted Monday that he may be limited when camp begins, Chris Fedor of Northeast Ohio Media Group reports. "Shoulder is great," Love said. "I imagine I will be limited as far as starting, but I'm very eager to get back." It's been nearly five months since Love underwent surgery to repair a shoulder injury suffered during the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs, but he's still dealing with some lingering effects of the injury. Love may be limited for the first couple of weeks of camp, but all signs point to him being healthy for the start of the 2015-16 campaign. The Cavs kick off the season against the Bulls on October 27.

  • by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer

    PF Kevin Love makes return to Cavaliers official

    While forward Kevin Love had announced with a personal post that he was returning to the Cavaliers, he and the team made it official Thursday when they signed a new contract. "As one of the truly elite players in the NBA, Kevin's value and impact was critical to our success this past season and we are thrilled that he will be part of our core group for many years to come," Cavaliers GM David Griffin said. Love played in 75 games (all starts) with averages of 16.4 points, 9.7 rebounds and 2.2 assists in 33.8 minutes per game before injuring his shoulder in the opening round of the NBA playoffs.

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Kevin Love announces he's staying with Cavaliers

    Free agent power forward Kevin Love has declared that he is returning to the Cavaliers. He made that announcement on The Players Tribune. Love, who lost most of the postseason to a shoulder injury, wrote the following: 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 they poured their blood, sweat and tears onto the court. Yeah, of course I've heard the free agency rumors. But at the end of the day, and after meeting with my teammates (it turns out pools are great meeting places) and with the front office, it was clear Cleveland was the place for me. We're all on the same page and we're all in. We have unfinished business and now it's time to get back to work. Love, who was seen meeting with LeBron James poolside, will earn a max deal of $110 million over five years, per CBSSports.com NBA writer Matt Moore. The Cavaliers wasted no time locking him up, quelling rumors in the process that he was headed to the Lakers or Celtics. Love was considered by some a poor fit as a third wheel in the Cleveland offense. His average of 16.4 points per game was nearly 10 points lower than what he had achieved the previous year in Minnesota. He spent much of his time roaming beyond the arc to provide space to drive for LeBron James and Kyrie Irving. He hit two huge shots down the stretch in a playoff defeat of Boston and seemed to be finding his niche within the offense when the shoulder injury destroyed any further opportunity to contribute.

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Report: Cavaliers believe they will retain PF Kevin Love

    The Cavaliers remain confident they will re-sign free agent power forward Kevin Love despite his apparent desire to feel out other possibilities, per the Akron Beacon Journal. Love will visit the Lakers and could respond to interest from the Celtics as well. But the Cavaliers are willing to offer him a five-year deal worth more than $100 million, which no other team can match. He has also stated repeatedly his plan to stay in Cleveland. The 26-year-old Love was a mild disappointment with the Cavaliers in his first year with the team as he struggled to find his shot consistently and fit into an offense that required him to open floor space for LeBron James and Kyrie Irving.

  • by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer

    Report: Cavaliers preparing five-year deal for Kevin Love

    The Cavaliers are expected to make a lucrative contract offer to free-agent forward Kevin Love, per Cleveland.com. Love, who opted out of his contract to become a free agent, is expected to receive a five-year, $110 million deal to remain in Cleveland, although it is reported that Love may want to get a smaller contract in order to then take advantage of the higher salary cap once the league's new TV deals kick in. Love is coveted by several teams, including the Lakers and Celtics, and he will make visits with several squads once he officially becomes a free agent on July 1.

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Cavaliers GM remains confident PF Kevin Love sticking around

    Cavaliers general manager David Griffin has reiterated his confidence that power forward Kevin Love will remain with the team despite opting out of his contract. Superstar LeBron James is also expected to opt out, but the moves are designed to maximize their deals. Love has stated repeatedly his desire to remain in Cleveland, but rumors persist that he will not only be courted by teams such as the Celtics and Lakers, but that he is leaning toward accepting an offer to go elsewhere. "I think he has been very clear with what his intentions are all along," Griffin told the Northeast Ohio Media Group. "Any time he has stood in front of anybody he's said that. I'm not concerned about it." When asked late during the playoff run if he wanted to stay with the Cavaliers, Love said, 'Yes ... I want to win." Neither the Lakers nor the Celtics would likely provide him that immediate opportunity. Love, however, did not match previous career numbers as a third wheel in Cleveland. He averaged 16.4 points and 9.7 rebounds per game this season and lost a chance to contribute to the last three playoff series when he sustained a shoulder injury.

  • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Report: Cavs forward Kevin Love opts out of contract

    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 anticipates Love returning to the Cavaliers. Love's season ended in the first round of the playoffs when he sustained a separated shoulder. He averaged 16.4 points and 9.7 rebounds in 75 games last season.