As the Cavaliers move into the Larry Drew era, they may be without the team’s best player for a while.
According to The New York Times’ Marc Stein, Kevin Love could be shelved for an extended period of time as he deals with foot soreness. A timetable for his return is expected to be established this week:
Love missed most of Cleveland's exhibition season and is still dealing with the foot issue, so an extended absence is a possibility unless the Cavaliers can determine a speedier treatment course https://t.co/Od8C4f5M0t— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) October 28, 2018
It’s not a guarantee that Love will be out for a long time, but it is certainly on the table. That’s concerning on two fronts. For one, it’s not going to help anyone on the team if Love is out, as he is the centerpiece of what the team is trying to do. It’s also not great that the player the Cavs signed to a massive extension this summer is dealing with injury issues early in the season. And if the Cavs decided to try and trade Love in a few months when he’s eligible to be dealt, any injury issues won’t help his value.
Love has missed two games due to foot soreness so far and his official status for Tuesday’s game against the Hawks has yet to be established.