Kevin Love will miss six weeks after having a knee procedure done, the team announced. ESPN’s Dave McMenamin first reported the news.
Love will have his left knee scoped, with that timetable slating him for a return in April, around the start of the playoffs. Love had an MRI over the weekend and was set to get a second opinion on his knee Tuesday.
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The Cavs signed Derrick Williams to a 10-day contract last week and could make that deal permanent for the rest of the season to fill the gap at power forward.
Love will miss this weekend’s All-Star game.
The Cavs lead the East with a 37–16 record. Love is averaging 20 points and 11.1 rebounds while shooting 42% from the field as an essential cog in Cleveland’s offense.