It sure seems like the Cavs are going to be without Kevin Love for a longer period of time than they’d hope.
According to ESPN’s Brian Windhorst and Adrian Wojnarowski, the Cavs are prepping for Love missing a month due to a right big toe injury. Love, who signed a four-year, $120 million extension this summer, has missed Cleveland’s last two games with what the team has dubbed foot soreness.
Per the report, the Cavs and Love are meeting with doctors this week to see if there are short-term treatment options available. But because of the pain caused by the injury, and the Cavs’ 0-6 start, rest and an extended stay on the sidelines are considered a viable treatment option.
Love has struggled to start the year — he’s shooting 32 percent from the field so far and hasn’t looked completely settled — but taking away the Cavs’ best offensive player won’t help the NBA’s last winless team in any way. And a month or so of Sam Dekker or Channing Frye starting isn’t a great look for the Cavs either.
The one certainty with the Love injury is that this pushes the Cavs further toward what was already looking like a bleak season. Without their lone All-Star, there can be no more dreams of doing anything but losing a lot games.