Several outlets, including Bleacher Report, have confirmed that Cavs forward Kevin Love will miss the next six weeks after undergoing knee surgery. A huge blow to the Cavs, but an opportunity for their eastern conference opponents. The Celtics and Wizards are the Cavs closest pursuers in terms of seeding. The next six weeks could change the playoff picture and whether or not the Cavs will have home court throughout the eastern conference playoffs.
The Cavs are already dealing with injuries and inconsistent play, and with the trade deadline only a week away, they may feel forced to make a move. We already know GM LeBron is not happy with the team’s lack of playmaking options. Now he has to worry about not having his elite rebounding stretch 4. They always say repeating is the toughest thing to do in sports. Cavs certainly finding that out.