There is even more speculation of bad news coming from the Cleveland Cavaliers organization. General Manager David Griffin has now said that it is ‘highly unlikely’ Kevin Love returns at any point in the playoffs.
“I don’t want there to be any expectation on Kevin he’ll be back,” Griffin said Tuesday.
Griffin also added that Love could receive surgery to the injured shoulder that he suffered in Sunday’s sweep of the Boston Celtics. The team had Love take an MRI exam along with other tests that determined he suffered a dislocated shoulder with torn ligaments and labrum.
This is terrible news for the Cavaliers and their fans. They have also lost guard J.R. Smith for the next two games after he punched Jae Crowder in Sunday’s win. Without Love for most of the playoffs, the Cavaliers will have to rely on big man Timofey Mozgov on both the defensive end, and now the offensive end. Iman Shumpert will have to make his presence known in the next series without Smith being there. They will still have LeBron James taking the reigns of the team, but they will have a tougher time obtaining the ultimate goal of an NBA title with these injuries and suspensions.