Love con­nec­tion: Kevin Love to be wel­comed by Cavs

The Covington News - - WORLD -

IN­DE­PEN­DENCE, Ohio (AP) — The Cava­liers are get­ting some Love.

The team is set to in­tro­duce All-Star for­ward Kevin Love at a news con­fer­ence Tues­day af­ter­noon. Love was ac­quired Satur­day in a blockbuster, three-team trade that in­stantly turned Cleve­land into an NBA ti­tle con­tender.

Love spent his first six sea­sons with the Min­nesota Tim­ber­wolves, who re­ceived No. 1 over­all pick An­drew Wig­gins and An­thony Ben­nett, last year’s top choice, from the Cava­liers.

Love has never made the play­offs, but that should change when he joins LeBron James, who re-signed with the Cavs this sum­mer. The trio of Love, James and All-Star point guard Kyrie Irv­ing gives Cleve­land a dev­as­tat­ing Big 3 that will be dif­fi­cult for teams to de­fend.

Love and James won an Olympic gold medal to­gether in 2012, and the pair will try to end Cleve­land’s 50-year drought with­out a sports cham­pi­onship.

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