Detroit-Cleveland Cavaliers power forward Kevin Love, who missed the season opener with a calf injury, will return to the lineup on Saturday night.
Since the group’s first exhibition game on December 12, Love, now 32, has been absent. Love said he was kicked to the calf and had swelling from the knee to the Achilles tendon. The calf strain was formally ruled. Although he wants to participate in Wednesday’s opener, the team believes that another two days of rest will be beneficial. Love participated in the morning shooting competition at the Little Caesars Arena and said he “feels great.”
Love said: “The legs are under me.” “I think it will be a little difficult for me in terms of wind, especially in the first quarter, but I feel good.”
Larry Nance Jr. (Larry Nance Jr.) will return to his sixth role starting at Love on Wednesday.
“We must do our best to get him on the court,” head coach JB Bickerstaff said of Nance. “I think he showed us what he deserves. His versatility allows us to play him in many different places. I think our large squad has had some success. But when you play in his way, We have a responsibility to find a way to get you into the game. We must do this.”
Backup point guard Dante Exum also experienced shooting. Exum, officially classified as problematic, is expected to make his debut this season because his sprained left hip prevented him from participating in the last two preseason games and defeated the Hornets in the first game .
The Cavaliers’ first road game also marked the return of center Andre Drummond to Detroit. Drummond has been selected to the All-Star twice and was the ninth overall pick in the 2012 Draft. He spent seven seasons with the Pistons before being traded to Cleveland in a mid-season trade in February. Drummond had 14 points and 14 rebounds on Wednesday.
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