Cavs’ Love nearing return from broken hand

Five-time All-Star Kevin Love and his Cavalier teammates appear to be driving toward the playoffs.

The Cavaliers very clearly need a true second scoring option next to LeBron James, and it appears help is soon on the way.

According to cleveland.com, Kevin Love’s broken hand is healing well and he is on schedule to return in two-to-three weeks.

During his time away, Love admitted he had struggled with panic attacks and anxiety. But the All-Star power forward reportedly is managing those situations well. He is receiving counseling, and per a cleveland.com source, “in a much better state of mind.”

Love injured his left hand, which is his non-shooting hand. He has been getting up shots and working on his ballhandling lately nonetheless.

The Cavs have lost six of 10 entering Tuesday’s game at Phoenix. While their issues have primarily been on defense (per usual this season), they are lacking a consistent scoring option behind James, making them considerably easier to defend.

Love is averaging 17.9 points and 9.4 rebounds, but has not played since before the Feb. 8 trades that landed Jordan Clarkson, Larry Nance Jr., Rodney Hood and George Hill.

Love is expected to be a better fit next to the current cast. While he’s said nothing publicly, it is no secret that Love did not fit next to nor enjoy playing alongside former Cavs point guard Isaiah Thomas.

Hill, on the other hand, is a much more willing distributor — and an All-Star such as Love may be exactly what the Cavs (38-28) need heading into the playoffs.

1 Comment on "Cavs’ Love nearing return from broken hand"

  1. Aurora Dizon | March 13, 2018 at 8:02 pm |

    Love is not our saviour. He will help but with his panic attacks, I am skeptical. He was very unreliable before his reveal. Hope I am wrong.

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