HoopsHype Kevin Love rumors

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Love is fifth in All-Star voting among Eastern Conference frontcourt players. However, he just hasn’t played at an All-Star level. “There have been games he has been dominant for us,” Blatt said. “And there have been games where it was less so. “It seems to me he’s adjusting OK.” The Cavaliers have tried to go to Love in the first quarter to get him going early. News-Herald

LeBron James may be out for the next two weeks for the Cavaliers, but Kevin Love (back spasms) and Shawn Marion (ankle sprain) say they will return this evening against the Charlotte Hornets. "Yeah, I'm back feeling OK," Love said at morning shootaround. "I'm going to give it a go tonight." Cleveland Plain Dealer

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LeBron James may be the man in Cleveland, but his teammate Kevin Love is apparently the city's biggest sex symbol. At least according to Rolling Stone. The entertainment magazine has named Love one of 2014's "25 Hottest Sex Symbols." The list also includes celebrities like Gigi Hadid, Theo James, Kendall Jenner, Nick Jonas, Rosamund Pike and "Fifty Shades of Grey" star Jamie Dornan. Rolling Stone went as far as to call Love the "hottest player in the NBA." It's not the first time the mainstream media has recognized Love for his looks. Cleveland Plain Dealer

But in the span of seven days, Anderson Varejao was lost to season-ending Achilles surgery, Kyrie Irving missed two games because of a bone bruise in his left knee, and LeBron James (sore left knee), Shawn Marion (sore left ankle) and Love (back spasms) all were forced out of the Cavs' 109-101 loss to the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday. While James and Marion didn't suit up for the game, Love played 24 mostly ineffective minutes before subbing out with 2:12 remaining in the third quarter and heading to the locker room. He finished with seven points on 1-for-8 shooting and seven rebounds. "My back didn't feel too great before the game, but it's just one of those things where it locked up on me," Love said after the game, noting that the same thing occurred during a game last month. ESPN.com

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His scoring average is down by nearly 10 points a game and his rebounding average off by a couple per night since he left the Wolves, but his winning percentage has nearly doubled. So, too, purportedly has the former fantasy-league superstar’s happiness and contentment. “It’s a different feeling in the locker room, the plane, the bus ride, practice,” he said, his feet soaking timed in an ice tub. ”It’s just a different feeling when you’re around a winning atmosphere. To be around that — especially those eight in a row and eight of our last nine at home — it’s definitely different. It feels good. We just want to keep it going. It makes me happy.” Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Love was asked Sunday if that contract decision ultimately was something he just never could get over and accept. “I don’t know, I think more than anything I just wanted to win,” he said “Now that we’re doing it here, I’m very happy. I think that was very shortsighted when it first happened, but in the end it was more the constant losing.” Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Love smiled and nodded his head Sunday when asked if he had followed Rubio’s contract negotiations. “He did great. I was very happy for him,” Love said as he gestured toward teammate Anderson Varejao sitting in the stall next to him. “We talked about it in here; Andy and him have the same agent in [Dan] Fegan and I thought [Fegan] really did a great job, and I was happy for Ricky.” Minneapolis Star-Tribune

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