Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love is expected to be out at least six weeks after having his knee scoped.
WTAM’s Will Burge was the first to report the news
Love underwent an MRI on Sunday after having knee soreness during Saturday’s game against Denver.
When asked about the results, head coach Ty Lue said Love would be getting a second opinion on Tuesday.
The team in a statement said the surgery was to remove a loose body from Love’s knee and the timetable on his return will be updated when necessary.
Love is averaging 20 points and 11.1 rebounds per game in 46 games this season and was selected as a reserve for the All Star game.
Now it puts into question what will the Cavaliers as we’re nine days away from the trade deadline. With limited assets, it’s going to be hard for the Cavaliers to upgrade the roster and find a replacement for Love.
It’s likely that Derrick Williams who is currently on a 10-day contract will be signed for the rest of the season and get more minutes on the floor. He’s averaging 9.5 points in his two appearances with the team.
It also likely kills the Carmelo Anthony trade rumors that involved Love. The Cavaliers could still trade for Anthony but the Knicks have been adamant to receive Love in return.