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LeBron James on says he expects 'big things' from Kevin Love this year

Kevin Love may be used differently this season according to LeBron James.

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Last year, the Cleveland Cavaliers didn't use Kevin Love in the way many had expected. Before becoming a Cavalier, Love mainly operated out of the elbow and on the block. Last year, Love operated mainly as a spot-up shooter off of LeBron James and Kyrie Irving.

This year, though, this might not be the case. During Cavs media day, LeBron said that Love would allow him to rest more this year and he double down on those statements and said that Love will take on a bigger role in the offense this year.

According to an article ESPN's Dave McMenamin, LeBron said that Love will do some of the things he did prior to last year and that he expects Love to have a better season this time around due to having a year in Cleveland under his belt.

"I just think he's more comfortable in the situation that he's in," James said. "He's got a year under his belt; he knows what he expects out of himself and what his teammates expect out of him. I expect big things from him this year with a year up under his belt."

This is an interesting development and one that could make an already potent Cavs offense all the better. Additionally, using Love on elbow could be a way to help the offense operate without Irving, who may not be ready to start the season.