As the Cavaliers try to defend the Land this holiday season, they’ve suffered a number of both precautionary and extended injuries.
Now with less then 10 usable players, half of which are truly viable down the stretch in games, the Cavs are desperately calling for bodies. After missing the past few games with back issues, Kevin Love will answer that call tonight against the Brooklyn Nets, per coach Tyronn Lue.
— Cleveland Cavaliers (@cavs) December 23, 2016
Kevin Love is reaching his Cavalier pinnacles of skill, usage and versatility this season. The big man is averaging near a double-double for the first time since his days in Minnesota, making His absence felt the past few games. Now without Chris Andersen for the remainder of the season, every chance Lue has to play Love at the 5 he will take.