Cleveland Cavaliers Can’t Reach Ceiling Until Kevin Love Gets It Together

February 3rd, 2015 by Zach Buckley Leave a reply »

More than five months after trading for the three-time NBA All-Star, the Cleveland Cavaliers are still waiting for the real Kevin Love to show up.

That might seem like nitpicking with the Cavs riding a season-high 11-game winning streak, but this superpower wasn't assembled for regular-season success. Playoff triumphs are all that matter, and the only way to achieve them is by helping Love find his footing.

The 26-year-old has rarely seemed comfortable during his first go-round with Cleveland. It's been a year of peaks and valleys for a player formerly lauded for his consistency.


Diagnosing the Problem

Love's good times have been some of the NBA's best: 17 games with 20-plus points, 27 double-doubles (tied for sixth-most in the league). But the bad ones have been unlike any he previously encountered.

He played 77 games for the Minnesota Timberwolves last season and never finished with fewer than 10 points. Through his first 48 outings with the Cavaliers, he's already been held to single digits eight different times. He recorded multiple field goals in all but one of the games ...

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