Tyronn Lue isn’t hiding his concern over Kevin Love’s knee injury that will keep him out of Tuesday’s game and possibly through the All-Star break.
Speaking with reporters Monday, Lue made it clear the Cavs are “definitely concerned” about this development.
“[I’m] Always concerned when guys are going down,” head coach Tyronn Lue said following Monday’s practice, per Daryl Ruiter of CBS Cleveland. “And we’re already limited as it is. I’m definitely concerned, but gotta see how he feels. Just, get evaluated [Tuesday] and see how he feels.”
Love has been a key player for the Cavs this season. He’s having his best statistical season since joining Cleveland in a trade three years ago, averaging 20 points, 11.1 rebounds, 1.9 assists and nearly one steal per game.
However, despite his production, Love has been a central player in trade rumors involving Carmelo Anthony, who seems destined to leave New York before the February 23 trade deadline. LeBron James has shot down these rumors, which have been swirling around Love seemingly since the day he arrived in Cleveland. But this latest injury will only complicated matters more.
It’s championship or bust for the Cavaliers. And they need all hands on deck to repeat this spring. Hopefully Love can be a part of that, if he can stay healthy, of course.