- Report: Cavs have begun exploring trade options for JaVale McGee
- Report: Cavs offer major update on when Darius Garland and Collin Sexton could return
- Andre Drummond offers powerful message of support after Kevin Porter Jr. rejoins Cavs
- Former Cavs big man emphatically predicts team will trade Andre Drummond
- Report: Cavs-Wizards matchups on Sunday and Monday postponed due to COVID-19
- Report: Cavs received calls for Andre Drummond and JaVale McGee in aftermath of Jarrett Allen trade
- Report: Eastern conference executive says Andre Drummond ‘definitely out of Cleveland’
- Former NBA executive discloses how much Cavs would likely pay Jarrett Allen in long-term deal
- Andre Drummond has hilarious reaction to finding out Cavs traded for another center in Jarrett Allen
- Report: Cavs waive 2 players in aftermath of blockbuster James Harden trade
Cavs News: Kevin Love Named Eastern Conference Player of the Week
- Updated: November 28, 2016
Thanks to his collective performance in the Cleveland Cavaliers’ three victories over a five-day span, forward Kevin Love was named NBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week on Monday, joining Golden State’s Kevin Durant, who won the same honors in the Western Conference.
Love may have clinched his accolade in the first quarter of last Wednesday’s 137-125 win against the Portland Trail Blazers. The power forward went wild by scoring 34 points in the first 12 minutes of action, establishing a new NBA record for the opening period. He finished with 40 points on the night, hitting eight 3-pointers during his onslaught.
Two nights later, Love again managed to play a key role in the Cavaliers’ 128-90 rout of the Dallas Mavericks. In 28 minutes, he scored 27 points and collected a double-double with 10 rebounds. He was again prolific from long-range, connecting on 7-of-9 in that category.
On Sunday afternoon against the Philadelphia 76ers, Love sustained a cut early in the game that needed stitches. Despite playing just under 28 minutes, Love still managed to score 25 points and grab 10 boards for his 11th double-double in the Cavs’ 15 games this year. That helped the Cavaliers come back to pick up a 112-108 win. He and Anthony Davis of New Orleans are the only two NBA players currently averaging at least 20 points and 10 rebounds in a game.
This marks the first time that Love has won the award in a Cleveland uniform. He twice won it as a member of the Minnesota Timberwolves during the 2013-14 season.