The 11-41 Cavs will enter Saturday night’s home game against the Dallas Mavericks on a two-game winning streak, and they got some even better news on Thursday regarding forward Kevin Love.
The All-Star forward was on the court on Thursday, taking part in a full contact, 5-on-5 scrimmage as he works his way back from foot surgery.
Love has played in just four games this season due to injury, but is sounds like he’s ready to turn the corner and get back on the court.
“He actually did pretty well,” Cavs coach Larry Drew said Thursday.
“Moved around really well. Got a little winded, which is expected. It’s the first time he’s really been in a contact situation where we actually went up and down and there was actual contact.
“I thought he moved really well, shot the basketball well.”
Love inked a huge four-year, $120 million contract extension with the Cavs in July despite the team losing LeBron James to the Lakers a few weeks before.
The team lost the forward basically right away as he had surgery on his left foot, injured in the teams’ preseason opener against the Celtics.
Drew didn’t rule out Love for Saturday’s game against the Mavs, but it sounds like he won’t be back quite that soon.
“We’ll see how he is when he comes in tomorrow. If there are no setbacks, we’ll have another practice and see how he does. But I can’t project when he when actually be ready to play a game,” Drew said.
After Saturday’s game with Dallas, the Cavs will be back in action at home on Tuesday, February 5th against Boston.