Veteran forward Kevin Love has left the Cleveland Cavaliers’ bubble minicamp, though the move was not seen as a surprise.
Just a quick note/update on #Cavs mini-bubble: Kevin Love, who said he wouldn’t be there the entire time but wanted to show leadership by attending at least some of it, is no longer there. Sources tell @clevelanddotcom he left the bubble on Saturday.
— Chris Fedor (@ChrisFedor) September 29, 2020
The Cavaliers minicamp at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse began earlier this month.
Love’s presence in the minicamp was meant to offer something of a veteran presence among the team’s younger players looking to make an impact.
The organized workouts were an effort to limit the effects of the Cavs having been away from the court since the NBA shutdown in March.
The absence of Tristan Thompson, Matthew Dellavedova and Andre Drummond from the camp made Love a welcome sight for head coach J.B. Bickerstaff as he attempts to continue the Cavaliers’ rebuilding efforts.
In the cases of Thompson and Dellavedova, they are both unrestricted free agents at the end of the season. That serves as a reason for their absences from the minicamp.
Exactly when the team will once again be together for the start of the team’s training camp is unknown.