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Kevin Love cleared to travel with Cavaliers

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We may be seeing more of Kevin Love on the bench.

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Injured Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love can now travel with the team for the rest of the playoffs after having his shoulder re-evaluated according to ESPN's Dave McMenamin. Cavs general manager David Griffin confirmed to McMenamin that Love would be able to travel with the team after Love went to New York to have his shoulder re-evaluated. From McMenamin's piece:

Love traveled to New York to have the shoulder looked at by Dr. David Altchek last week while the Cavs were in Atlanta for Games 1 and 2 of the Eastern Conference finals against the Hawks, Griffin said.

Altchek, who performed the season-ending surgery on Love's dislocated left shoulder at the end of April, said the All-Star forward also can stop wearing the sling he's used to stabilize it for the past month.

Love rejoined the Cavs for Game 3 in Cleveland on Sunday, sitting in the second row behind their bench.

Love was injured in the first round against the Boston Celtics in when he and Celtics forward Kelly Olynyk became tangled going for a rebound. Before his injury, Love averaged 18.3 points and 9 rebounds while shooting 47.1 percent on 3-pointers. The Cavs are 8-2 without him in the lineup and he was ruled out for the playoffs after having surgery to repair his shoulder. He is currently out of his sling and is expected to be fully recovered 4-6 months post surgery.