The Cleveland Cavaliers seem a bit worried about Kevin Love’s ailing left knee.
Love has already been ruled out by the team for Tuesday’s game against the Minnesota Timberwolves and it seems possible that he’ll miss Wednesday’s game against the Indiana Pacers and next weekend’s All-Star game. Love is a reserve for Eastern Conference.
Per Vardon’s report, the Cavs believe Love hurt his knee at some point during Cleveland’s four-game road trip, although they aren’t quite sure when or how it happened. The team also hasn’t shared the results of Love’s MRI, but they did indicate that he’s getting a second opinion on his knee.
For the long haul, it may be best for Love to rest and sit out until the Cavaliers’ resume play after the All-Star break on Feb. 23 against the New York Knicks. His status, of course, likely depends on the results of his second opinion. It’d be a bit of letdown to see Love miss the All-Star because he’s a deserving participant. But if his knee isn’t right, there’s not a ton of upside to him playing.
Coach Tyronn Lue also said that Channing Frye will start for Love on Tuesday.