Cavs: Two bold predictions for the 2020-21 season for Kevin Love

Cleveland Cavaliers big Kevin Love shoots. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
Cleveland Cavaliers big Kevin Love shoots. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images) /
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Kevin Love, Cleveland Cavaliers
Cleveland Cavaliers big man Kevin Love shoots the ball. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images) /

2020-21 bold prediction #2 for Love for the Cleveland Cavaliers: He’ll lead regular rotation players in three-point shooting percentage

As previously mentioned, Love totally remodeled his game when he became a part of the Cleveland Cavaliers and as a result of all of the work he put in to be effective from the perimeter, and continually at a high volume, he has become one of the best stretch fours in the league.

In 2019-20, he ranked fifth on the Cavaliers in three-point percentage. Two-way player Dean Wade, Thompson, Cedi Osman, and Collin Sexton ranked in front of him in three-point percentage.

Nonetheless, Wade was not a regular rotation player by any stretch of the imagination and Thompson only attempted 0.4 three-pointers per game, which is why his percentage was as high as it was at 39.1 percent.

Lastly, Love (with a 37.4 percent hit rate) was only separated from Osman and Sexton by 0.9 percent and 0.6 percent, meaning that it is completely feasible that he will lead the team in three-point percentage. If he has a similar shooting season to the season he had in 2017-2018, then there is no doubt that Love will lead the team, as in that season he shot 41.7 percent from three-point land.

LeBron was on the squad then, obviously, though, and with Love’s attempts per game progressively going up each year it will be difficult for Love to match that percentage. Love is generally going to be the key focus for opposing defenses, too, and especially in terms of contests of perimeter shooters/off-ball movement attention.

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Even so, he did show improvement from his injury-riddled 2018-19, and with more experience playing alongside Collin Sexton, Darius Garland and others, this prediction for Love’s still lofty, yes, given his shooting reputation, but he could do it.