Kevin Love talks getting healthy for the new season. “I feel great. I actually spent three weeks in Park City, Utah at the Olympic training facility there, rehabbed my shoulder, got in great shape and now I feel great. I’m probably about a month, month and a half away, I don’t want to set an immediate deadline now but I really feel great.”
February 11, 2016 | 7:24 am EST Update
One source close to Johnson recently told Basketball Insiders that the 34-year-old marksman is “as miserable as he has ever been” and would welcome a change of scenery.
It had been the longest active streak in the NBA and, according to the Elias Sports Bureau, was the eighth-longest in NBA history. “I don’t even know what to tell you,” a frustrated Johnson said when asked to put the streak in perspective.
The “trade Kevin Love” dynamic in Cleveland seems to have come and gone, and there have been no indications that the dysfunctional Kings have wavered in their reluctance to trade DeMarcus Cousins. Rudy Gay would help push Boston up a rung or two on the Eastern Conference ladder — but not high enough to challenge the Cavs, and certainly not enough to warrant even a cursory discussion of those aforementioned prime picks.
As of right now, multiple sources familiar with the front office’s thinking tell Basketball Insiders that manufacturing a roster spot in order to call up D-League standout Ronald Roberts remains a priority for the team. There has been some gossip related to Anthony Bennett and Lucas Nogueira, with those two names seeming to be the most logical casualties to make room for Roberts.