Cavs veteran forward Kevin Love is expected to return to the lineup on Saturday against the Detroit Pistons after missing the season opener with a calf injury, according to Kelsey Russo of The Athletic.
“Legs are underneath me,” Love said on Saturday, via Chris Fedor of cleveland.com. “I imagine the wind aspect will be a little bit tough for me, especially in that first quarter, but I feel good to go.”
Now that Love is back in the lineup, he’s expected to start at the forward position alongside Andre Drummond at center. Cavs forward Larry Nance Jr., who started at forward on Wednesday against the Charlotte Hornets, is expected to return to his sixth-man role on Saturday.
However, even though Love will be returning to the lineup, the Cavs are not a fully healthy team yet. Matthew Dellavedova and Kevin Porter Jr. remain out due to injuries and will not play on Saturday against the Pistons.