Cleveland Cavaliers Basketball Schedule, News, Tickets, Scores, Players, Blogs, Videos, Links and More
More Fan Site Teams:

Kevin Love: News of position shift was given by LeBron, not Ty Lue

Kevin Love: News of position shift was given by LeBron, not Ty Lue
Published On: Wed, Oct 11
June 19, 2016; Oakland, CA, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) and forward Kevin Love (0) celebrate the 93-89 and series victory against the Golden State Warriors following game seven of the NBA Finals at Oracle Arena. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

Kevin Love said he learned he would be moving from starting power forward to starting center in the Cleveland Cavaliers' lineup during a casual conversation with LeBron James before Cavs coach Tyronn Lue formally introduced the change to him and the team.

"I guess it wasn't really presented in the first place," Love said in an interview with ESPN before Tuesday's 108-94 preseason loss to the Chicago Bulls. "I knew there was a possibility that I may or may not be playing more of the 5.

"But a funny thing happened the third day of practice. I had asked about a certain play on the defensive end and whether it was the different coverages on the 4 or 5 man, and 'Bron kind of stopped me and goes, 'You know you're gonna be starting at the 5, right?'

"So I kind of looked at him and didn't really fully understand that was going to be the case. Not that I would have trained or done anything different. I just would have started wrapping my head around it more. So that's when I kind of knew that was coming into play, and I slowly and surely started to pick it up."

Cleveland is going through an adjustment period as it tries to fit three new players into its starting lineup -- Dwyane Wade, Derrick Rose and Jae Crowder -- on top of the position shift for Love.

"We're going to get better as the season goes along, of course," Lue said after the loss to Chicago dropped his team to 0-4 in the preseason. "But we will be better than we were tonight for sure."

Read the complete news article here...


More Featured News

Cavaliers decide not to show Kyrie Irving tribute video
Published On: Wed, Oct 18
The Cavaliers decided not to show a tribute video of former point guard Kyrie Irving during his first game at The Q playing for the opposition.According to team spokesman Tad Carper, multiple Cavs ...
Did Jae Crowder Commit Dirty Play On Gordon Haywards Gruesome Injury?
Published On: Wed, Oct 18
Gordon Hayward dislocated his ankle and fractured his tibia in the first quarter Tuesday night as the Boston Celtics dropped their season opener to the Cleveland Cavaliers 102-99. It was a gruesome...
Why you shouldn't expect NBA players to kneel for national anthem
Published On: Tue, Oct 17
When LeBron James voiced his opinion on the topic of anthem kneeling last month, saying My voice and what I do in my community is more powerful than getting on a knee, he was speaking for the NBA m...
Why Jae Crowder Isnt Angry At Celtics After Blockbuster Trade To Cavs
Published On: Tue, Oct 17
ae Crowder isnt holding a grudge. The Celtics traded Crowder to the Cavaliers this offseason in the deal that also sent Isaiah Thomas to Cleveland and brought Kyrie Irving to Boston. Crowder learne...
Isaiah Thomas Clarifies Comments About Giving Danny Ainge Cold Shoulder
Published On: Tue, Oct 17
Isaiah Thomas doesnt have a vendetta against Boston Celtics general manager Danny Ainge. Hed just prefer not to run into him any time soon. The former Celtics point guard has some hard feelings for...
Kyrie Irving: Explaining trade request 'not what real grown-ups do'
Published On: Tue, Oct 17
Reporters have asked Kyrie Irving direct and indirect questions about why he wanted out of Cleveland.No matter how reporters try to pry an answer from Irving, the seventh-year guard " who now plays...
LeBron James says Kyrie Irving's return to Cleveland will be 'fine'
Published On: Tue, Oct 17
It'll be somewhat of a reunion for Celtics' Kyrie Irving and the Cavaliers in Cleveland during their regular-season opener on Tuesday. Irving spent six seasons with the Cavs, playing side-by-side w...
Cavs' LeBron James on loyalty to Cleveland: 'I don't owe anybody anything'
Published On: Tue, Oct 17
The Cleveland Cavaliers have a new roster with pieces that could give them a better shot at dethroning the Golden State Warriors should they meet for the fourth straight year in the NBA Finals. But...
LeBron James Wants To Be 'At Top Of Food Chain' Longer Than Anyone In NBA History
Published On: Tue, Oct 17
LeBron James was asked he he thought he might be considered greater than Michael Jordan by most people."If I was the most consistent and was at the top of the food chain more than anybody in NBA hi...
Richard Jefferson Agrees To One-Year Deal With Nuggets
Published On: Tue, Oct 17
Veteran forward Richard Jefferson has agreed to a one-year, $2.3MM contract with the Nuggets, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.Jefferson cleared waivers on Monday. He was traded by the Cavaliers ...
Jerseys Hats Shirts Sweatshirts

Name Pos
Kyrie Irving PG
Timofey Mozgov C
Mo Williams PG
LeBron James SF
Dahntay Jones SG
Channing Frye PF
Anderson Varejao PF
James Jones SG
J.R. Smith SG
Richard Jefferson SF
See All Players