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Kevin Love is working out, but Cavs aren’t changing his return date

Love has been out with a hand injury since Jan. 29

NBA All-Star Game 2018 Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images

According to cleveland.com’s Joe Vardon, Kevin Love is back to working out - albeit with a protective glove on his injured left hand - but the Cavaliers source told Vardon that they are not changing his eight-week recovery timeline. Per Vardon, Love went through contact drills at the Cavs’ Thursday morning shootaround.

Love has been out since Jan. 29 when he broke a bone in his left hand against the Pistons.

Love’s eight-week return would mean he’d return at the end of March with three weeks to go before the playoffs start. While the Cavs would like him back sooner to give him ample time acclimate with the four players - George Hill, Rodney Hood, Larry Nance and Jordan Clarkson - the team acquired at the deadline. Prior to his injury, Love was also playing at an All-Star level with averages 17.9 points and 9.4 rebounds per game.