Love provided 10 points (3-4 FG, 2-2 3Pt, 2-2 FT), five rebounds and three assists across 17 minutes during Monday's 114-96 victory over the Mavericks. Love continues to see his role shrink, and he's now at the point of being nothing more than a streaming option in deeper formats. It appears as though his playing time will rarely exceed 20 minutes at this point. While that should ensure he stays relatively healthy, it does nothing to boost his fantasy upside.
Love closed with 11 points (4-10 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 2-2 FT), nine rebounds and two assists across 21 minutes during Wednesday's 109-99 loss to the Nets. Love made his return following an eight-game absence due to COVID-19 protocols. He played just 21 minutes but nearly double-doubled, and he could see more usage than usual with Evan Mobley (elbow) out for at least two weeks. Love is in the midst of the worst season of his career, with the veteran averaging just 10.0 points on 36.1 percent shooting, 7.5 rebounds and 2.3 assists in 20.8 minutes.
Love (conditioning) tallied 11 points (4-10 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 2-2 FT) nine rebounds and two assists across 21 minutes in Wednesday's 109-99 loss to the Nets. The veteran big man missed the past eight games due to COVID-19 protocols and immediately assumed his normal workload. It's important to note Love didn't see an uptick in minutes despite the numerous injuries to the Cavaliers' front court, but that could be attributed to the team simply working the 33-year-old back into game shape. With Jarrett Allen (illness), Lauri Markkanen (COIVD-19) and Evan Mobley (elbow) all out Wednesday, Ed Davis got the start at center and played 24 minutes with Love essentially operating as the second big man opposite Dean Wade.
Love (conditioning) will be available off the bench for Wednesday night's matchup against the Nets, Chris Fedor of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports. The veteran forward has missed the past eight games for the Cavaliers due to COVID-19 protocols and conditioning, but will be active for Wednesday night's contest against Brooklyn. Love has the opportunity to see a decent amount of minutes as well in his return, as Jarrett Allen (illness) and Evan Mobley (elbow) are both inactive for Cleveland.
Love (conditioning) is probable for Wednesday's matchup with the Nets. It appears that Love will likely return from a eight-game absence Wednesday, which couldn't come at a better time for the Cavaliers. If active, the 33-year-old big man is expected to draw the start at center, as Cleveland will be without Evan Mobley (elbow), Jarrett Allen (non-COVID illness) and Lauri Markkanen (conditioning). In seven appearances this season, Love is averaging 9.9 points, 7.3 rebounds and 2.3 assists across 20.7 minutes per game.
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