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Kevin Love returns vs. New Orleans as Cavs unveil new starting lineup; Darius Garland out with groin injury \\ Cleveland Cavaliers Roster 2021 Espn

Kevin Love returns vs. New Orleans as Cavs unveil new starting lineup; Darius Garland out with groin injury \\ Cleveland Cavaliers Roster 2021 Espn
Kevin Love returns vs. New Orleans as Cavs unveil new starting lineup; 


NEW ORLEANS -- After quite two months on the sidelines, Cleveland Cavaliers power forward Kevin Love will return to the lineup on a limited basis Friday night against the New Orleans Pelicans. Point guard Darius Garland won't play due to a groin injury suffered within the half finale on March 3.


Love, out since Dec. 27 due to a high-grade calf strain, are going to be on a decent minutes restriction, not eager to overdo it and compromise his availability for Sunday’s matchup in Atlanta. Sources say Love will fiddle 10 minutes and be back within the starting lineup, joining Collin Sexton, Isaac Okoro, Larry Nance Jr. and Jarrett Allen -- a new-look starting group unveiled for the primary time and a quintet expected to remain together while Garland recovers.

Nance missed the previous 12 games due to a fractured left . He was officially cleared to play following the All-Star break and warmed up before Friday’s matchup with a protective pad on his surgically-repaired hand.


Love’s status was more uncertain. The Cavs wanted to ascertain how the veteran skilled Thursday’s practice in New Orleans before making a politician determination about his availability.


“We quite have variety in mind that we would like to place him position where he can build upwards,” Cavs head coach J.B. Bickerstaff said before Friday’s game. “When you’re watching the schedule, we might like him to play in as many games as possible and if meaning we've to watch his minutes quite we would typically, i feel that’s what our focus is, trying to urge him in as many games as we will to end out the season.”


Inactive since late December after aggravating a calf injury suffered within the preseason opener, Love resumed individual activities in early February and has continued rehab and treatment while having his progress assessed daily. The Cavs were hopeful the nine-day All-Star break would allow him to feel healthy enough to suit up.


“I think all the blokes understand how good Kevin is,” Bickerstaff said. “They understand the impact that he can wear a game, how he makes each and each player a far better basketeer . My expectation is it’s getting to take a touch little bit of time because he has been out for a short time and there’s getting to be an adjustment period. All those things that we’ll just need to work on and find out as time goes on.”


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