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Kevin Love will rest vs. Clippers, but Larry Nance Jr. is back

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The Cleveland Cavaliers will rest Kevin Love on Tuesday on the second night of a back-to-back. The Cavs, who lost to the Los Angeles Lakers on Monday, face the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday.

The Cavs, though, will have Larry Nance Jr. back in the lineup:

It seems that the Cavs and Kevin Love are headed for a split soon, but as of now, the team hasn’t gained any traction on a Love trade.

The 31-year-old All-Star big man would prefer a trade to a contender, though he has not publicly asked for one. He had an emotional verbal outburst directed toward Cavs general manager Koby Altman following shootaround on Jan. 4, expressing his displeasure and disgust with the organization.

Love did apologize for his actions. However, it was clear he wants out of Cleveland.

A five-time All-Star and NBA champion, Love is making $28.9 million this season. He has three years left on his contract with the Cavs after this season ends.

Love is averaging 17.0 points, 10.4 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game this season. He is shooting 45.5 percent from the field, 37.1 percent from beyond the arc and 85.3 percent from the free-throw line.

A bevy of contenders would love to acquire Love, but only for the right price.

On the other hand, in 31 games this season for the Cavs, Larry Nance Jr. is averaging 8.0 points, 7.0 rebounds and 1.5 assists. He’s shooting 49.2 percent from the field, 33.7 percent from beyond the arc and 66.7 percent from the free-throw line.

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