The Cleveland Cavaliers announced on Monday afternoon that Kevin Love will miss Tuesday’s road game with the Milwaukee Bucks. He is questionable for Wednesday’s game with the same Bucks, but back in Cleveland.
According to the team, Love suffered a left knee contusion during a collision on Saturday night with Larry Nance Jr. He will not travel with the team to Milwaukee.
Love is enjoying one of the best seasons of his career. He’s been one of the most efficient scorers in the NBA and the Cavs have their best team defensive rating when he’s on the court. Without Love, and with the recent injury to Chris Andersen, the Cavs will ask more of Tristan Thompson and Channing Frye, players best utilized at the nominal center position. You’ll likely see more of LeBron James at power forward, which is fine because he’s probably the best power forward in the game.
While this is unlikely to be a serious injury, you hope the Cavs don’t need to put too much regular season stress on a player like Frye.