3 reasons why Kevin Love is still vital contributor for the Cavaliers

Kevin Love and Caris LeVert, Cleveland Cavaliers. (Photo by David Richard-USA TODAY Sports)
Kevin Love and Caris LeVert, Cleveland Cavaliers. (Photo by David Richard-USA TODAY Sports) /
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This season, we should know which players are the key cogs offensively for the Cleveland Cavaliers coming in. Darius Garland, offseason trade acquisition Donovan Mitchell and Evan Mobley are going to be the first three options for Cleveland there, with Mitchell being No. 1 and Garland filling in at No. 2, I believe.

Mobley could end up being the secondary option maybe even this season, but either way, he’s going to be a player the Cavaliers look to early and often.

From there, Jarrett Allen should get his share of looks, and I’d imagine Caris LeVert will, too, whether he does settle in as the starting 3, or is a bench contributor eventually.

When it comes to the bench, outright in this sense, Kevin Love should still be a real factor for the Wine and Gold. In a shift to a supersub-type role last season, he truly excelled, and his presence there aided his own play and really gave the team a lift.

Love had 13.6 points and 7.2 rebounds in 22.5 minutes per contest, and despite coming off the bench almost exclusively, he led Cleveland in three-pointers made with 187, and shot 39.2 percent from deep. For his efforts, Love placed second in the voting the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year Award.

With this past year in mind, this season, he should be able to follow that up well, too. Realistically, that should be crucial for the Cavaliers, perhaps even more so in the early going, as the team will likely have some things to iron out, given the Mitchell offseason acquisition. This club is still largely young, also.

It’s apparent that Love should still be a player the Cavaliers can go to, regardless, and he should be in line for another very impactful season.

Despite him destined to have a supersub role again, Love is still vital for the Cavaliers, for three reasons.

To that point, we’ll take a closer look at those three reasons why Love is still going to be crucial for the Cavaliers, beginning with No. 1.