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Exploring Cavs options minus Kevin Love

From the beginning of training camp, through the early part of the NBA season, LeBron James worked tirelessly with the media to drive home the theme that his return, coupled with a rebuilt roster, would be a “process”. He asked that we be patient as this team found it’s stride. So, in respect to the king, patiently we all waited. We waited as the Cavs started slow, and we...
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Kevin Love not expected to be available next series

In what could be a major blow to the Cleveland Cavaliers title hopes, power forward Kevin Love will reportedly be unavailable when his team takes on either the Chicago Bulls or Milwaukee Bucks in the Eastern Conference Semifinals. Love, who suffered a dislocated shoulder in Cleveland’s series-clinching Game 4 win over the Boston Celtics, apparently won’t be ready to go at any...
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Kelly Olynkyk: I'd probably get killed if I went to Cleveland

Kelly Olynyk reiterated Monday what he said after Sunday’s loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers: He did not intentionally injure Cavs forward Kevin Love. “Obviously, I would never intentionally hurt him or any player on the floor,” the Boston Celtics center told The Boston Globe. “I don’t think anybody in our league would intentionally try and hurt someone, especially at this...
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Did Olynyk cost Celtics a chance at landing Love?

Kevin Love was not in a forgiving mood Sunday night, but could his anger at Kelly Olynyk spill over into potential free-agent negotiations this summer? That’s the question Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski explored after Love suffered a dislocated shoulder during a tie-up with Olynyk in the first quarter of the Cleveland Cavaliers’ 101-93 Game 4 win over the Boston Celtics...
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Kevin Love injury a powerful argument for playoff reform

If you were to ask 100 people in a room about the length of the NBA’s first-round playoff series, you’d get a reasonable number of responses advocating a return to the best-of-five format: This Love/Olynyk incident is a reminder of why the NBA needs to go back to best-of-5. A meaningless game led to an unnecessary injury. — Llama Buffalo Fan (@chrisskreager) April 26...
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Cavs sweep amid Love-less disaster: Cavs vs. Celtics Game 4 Behind the Box Score

In their first playoff series in five years, the Cleveland Cavaliers emerged victorious by sweeping the Boston Celtics on Sunday afternoon in Boston by virtue of a 101-93 victory. However, to get that fourth win and punch their ticket to the East semifinals, they paid dearly. With the first quarter injury to Kevin Love as well as hard fouls from Kendrick Perkins and J.R.Smith, the...
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Evan Turner defends Kelly Olynyk for Kevin Love arm crank

Most people are in agreement that Kelly Olynyk fouled Kevin Love intentionally and committed a dirty or “bush league” play on him during Game 4 of the Cavaliers-Celtics series on Sunday. Evan Turner is not one of those people. After the game, Turner defended his teammate for the play that led to Love suffering a...Read More
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Kevin Love rips Kelly Olynyk for 'bush league' play

After the Cleveland Cavaliers completed a sweep of the Boston Celtics on Sunday, Kevin Love revealed that he suffered a dislocated shoulder during the game. He felt it could have been avoided without dirty play from Celtics center Kelly Olynyk. Love told reporters he felt Olynyk grabbed his arm intentionally and that the league should...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
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WATCH: Kevin Love leaves Game 4 with shoulder injury

BOSTON — Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love suffered what appeared to be a serious shoulder injury Sunday at TD Garden. Love was battling Boston Celtics center Kelly Olynyk for a rebound when Olynyk clamped down on Love’s left arm. Olynyk was called for a foul on the play, and Love immediately ran off the court and down the tunnel to the locker room, holding his left shoulder...
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The Playoffs Will Set Kevin Love Free

For much of the 2014-2015 NBA season, I felt like Kevin Love’s dad. No, I wasn’t stuffing notes into his brown bag lunch that read “Packed you Gushers today, kiddo!” or consoling him after whiffing on a penalty kick during community soccer, but I was concerned about him in a way that felt paternal. Maybe it was how he almost instantly became a distant third in the Big 3 friendship...
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