F - MIA
Kevin Love totaled eight points (3-4 FG, 2-2 FT), ten rebounds, and two assists in the Heat’s 112-97 loss to the Nets.
Love nearly double-doubled in the Heats’ loss to the Nets, falling two points shy of accomplishing the feat. This was a promising performance, as he continues to work his way back into form after experiencing some health setbacks earlier this year. Love still has some value left in the tank; however, his road to more meaningful minutes could be more difficult, with the team exploring other options in the rotation that could present more promising value in the long term. The silver lining is that he has shown the ability to produce worthwhile value efficiently, so he could be a serviceable streaming play in deep season-long leagues for those looking to bolster their rebound production. Love, however, doesn’t warrant any consideration in most other year-long formats, given his modest production, limited role, and capped upside. At the same time, however, his production and price point could be competitive enough to position him as a viable last-piece flier in daily play. He has a usage rate of 19.8 percent, a plus-minus of 4.6, and is averaging 16.9 minutes, 7.7 points, 6.5 rebounds, 1.8 assists, and 0.1 steals per game while shooting 38.8 percent from the floor and 30.0 percent from beyond the arc.
Kevin Love (shoulder) is active for Thursday's game against the Brooklyn Nets.
A shoulder injury has been bothering Love for a solid chunk of time now, but it isn't a serious issue and won't affect his status for Thursday's game. He will be active, but he hasn't always been a part of Miami's rotation even when healthy this season. He's better off out of starting lineups for now, especially with Caleb Martin (knee) now back in the fold for Miami.
Kevin Love (shoulder) is available to play in Tuesday's game against the Charlotte Hornets.
There wasn't much initial doubt that Love would be available to play on Tuesday, but now there's none. He has been officially cleared and will be good to go for the team's matchup against the Hornets. His involvement on this team has been lacking recently, so he might not be as strong of a fantasy option as many think he is against the Charlotte Hornets.
Kevin Love (shoulder) is good to go for Wednesday's game against Memphis Grizzlies.
Love will be available to play on Wednesday, although he is listed on the injury report because of a shoulder injury. He probably won't be a trustworthy starter in most fantasy leagues, however, as he hasn't played in the last two games for Miami despite being active.
Kevin Love (shoulder) is active for Miami's game against the Los Angeles Lakers on Monday.
Love missed Miami's last game while dealing with a shoulder injury, but he has recovered well and will officially be active for Monday night's game. He should get his usual workload and projects to be a viable flex option in a matchup against the Lakers.