Cavs star Kevin Love sets sight on mid-January return from injury
Cleveland Cavaliers big man Kevin Love is nearing a return to the court following a toe injury that has forced him to sit out the past month. According to Joe Vardon of The Athletic, Love and the Cavs are eyeing a return towards the middle of January.
Kevin Love is targeting a mid-January return to the court from foot surgery, following a consultation Monday with Dr. Martin O’Malley in New York.
Love underwent surgery on his injured toe at the beginning of November, and he was originally expected to make his comeback towards Christmas. The 30-year-old recently consulted with a specialist, and it appears that Love will not be beating his original timetable.
At this point, the Cavs have zero motivation to rush Kevin Love back to game action, as doing so may risk the onset of another injury. The Cavs are currently 5-18 and have one of the worst records in the league, so it’s not as if they’re in any hurry to get their star big man back.
There have also been talks of the team looking into the possibility of dealing Love in exchange for a young and promising star and/or future draft picks. While they may not exactly admit it, the Cavs are going nowhere this year and are on full tank mode. They have now set their sights on the future, and if they are able to find a good deal involving Kevin Love, then the Cavs front office might just be tempted to pull the trigger on a deal.