Love posted 17 points (5-16 FG, 2-13 3Pt, 5-5 FT), eight rebounds, seven assists and one steal in 37 minutes during Tuesday's loss to the Bulls. Over his previous three outings, Love has put up 22.3 points, 12.7 boards, 3.7 dimes and 3.7 triples in 38.1 minutes per game. Numbers like that are good for top 50 value in nine-category leagues. His shot wasn't falling in this one, going 2-of-13 from beyond the arc, but he did put his facilitating on display with seven assists in 37 minutes of play. The biggest concern for fantasy owners regarding Love is his potential availability down the stretch. He'll produce as long as he's on the court, but with the Cavaliers near the bottom of the Eastern Conference, concerns of potential rest days grow for a 31-year old veteran on a rebuilding team.
Love finished with 14 points (3-12 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 7-8 FT), 18 rebounds and three assists across 40 minutes Sunday in the Cavaliers' 132-129 overtime win over the Spurs. Love overcame an 0-for-8 start from the field to claim his 23rd double-double of the season, largely thanks to his typically dead-eye shooting from the charity stripe. Perhaps more significant than Love's statistical output was the fact that he played 40 minutes just one night after logging 37 minutes in Saturday's 104-102 win over the Nuggets. The Cavaliers have frequently held Love out for one half of back-to-back sets this season, so the team's decision to roll him out for big minutes in both games may imply more confidence in his health. Cleveland has another back-to-back set next weekend as part of a three-game week, so Love's fantasy managers will have to sweat it out again in the hope he suits up both Friday in Charlotte and Saturday in Atlanta.
Love totaled 27 points (9-17 FG, 5-11 3Pt, 4-5 FT), six rebounds and three assists in 37 minutes during Saturday's 104-102 victory over the Nuggets. Love scored at least 20 points for the fourth straight game, a span in which he has also connected on 17 triples. He has been putting up third-round value over the past two weeks, a welcome sight for those that took a risk on him during the draft period. There is a decent chance he misses Sunday's game based on what we have seen thus far. Unfortunately, the Cavaliers also have a back-to-back next week meaning he may only play two games during what will be the fantasy playoffs for a lot of people.
Love recorded 26 points (9-17 FG, 5-10 3Pt, 3-3 FT), 14 rebounds, five assists and one block across 37 minutes in Wednesday's 112-106 loss to the Celtics. With Tristan Thompson (knee) and Andre Drummond (calf) both out, Love generated his best scoring output in eight games. This was his 22nd double-double of the season and his best rebound effort in 19 contests. Love is always a must-start, but if either Thompson or Drummond miss Saturday's tilt versus the Nuggets, the 31-year-old could gain some extra usage and become a more appealing option for daily-fantasy formats.
Love scored 22 points (7-15 FG, 6-11 3Pt, 2-3 FT) while adding nine rebounds, two assists and a steal in 32 minutes during Monday's 126-113 loss to the Jazz. Forced to fill in at center with Andre Drummond (calf) and Tristan Thompson (knee) both sidelined, Love wasn't able to slow Rudy Gobert down much, but he did at least manage to tie his season high in made three-pointers. Since missing a game in late February due to a sore Achilles, Love has averaged 16.4 points, 10.2 boards, 4.2 assists and 2.4 threes over the last five contests.
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