As Kevin Love nears a comeback from arthroscopic surgery on his left knee, the Cleveland Cavaliers’ All-Star forward says he is mindful of the ripple effects his return could cause after a month out.
“I think it will be pretty easy for me to come back in, and I just don’t want to mess up any of the rhythm these guys have,” Love told reporters Wednesday, one month to the day after undergoing the procedure to remove a loose body from the knee. Love’s original timeline for a return was six weeks, but the Cavs say their All-Star forward could play as soon as Saturday in Los Angeles as Cleveland embarks on a four-game road trip starting with a back-to-back against the Clippers and Lakers and continuing on through Denver and Charlotte.
Source: Dave McMenamin of ESPN
Sources: Clippers Prepared to Offer Tobias Harris, 12th or 13th Pick for Kawhi Leonard
It’s also unclear if the Spurs would be willing to trade [Kawhi] Leonard to the Lakers or any other team. If they are, other teams might have more significant assets to offer, especially given that the Lakers do not have a lottery pick this year. They will select 25th in next week’s draft, a pick they got in a trade with Cleveland.
The Clippers have more to offer than the Lakers. They would be willing to create a package with forward Tobias Harris and the 12th or 13th pick in this year’s draft, according to a source not authorized to speak publicly.