The Cleveland Cavaliers are one of the six teams that will open the 2015-2016 season on Oct. 27 and the team can expect star forward Kevin Love to possibly rejoining the team on opening night when they visit the Derrick Rose, Pau Gasol, Jimmy Butler and the rest of the Chicago Bulls.
Love is continuing the rehabilitation of the injured shoulder, which cost him the latter part of the 2015 NBA Playoffs, and the power forward stated that he could be ready in time for their match-up with their Eastern Conference rivals.
"I feel great. I actually spent three weeks in Park City, Utah at the Olympic training facility there, rehabbed my shoulder, got in great shape and I feel great. I’m probably about a month, month and a half away. I don’t want to set an immediate deadline now, but I really feel good,” Love said while being a guest in the show, “Late Night with Seth Meyers”.
Love, who dislocated his left shoulder in the opening round of the NBA Playoffs against the Boston Celtics, also talked about the recent ESPN’s Body Issue, where he is the cover athlete.
Love, who chose to return to the Cavaliers after becoming a free agent in the 2015 offseason, underwent surgery in April and was pegged to be out four to six months. In his first year with the Cavaliers, Love averaged 16.4 points, 9.7 rebounds and 2.2 assists in 75 regular season games.
The Cavaliers are primed for another deep playoff run in the upcoming season led by superstar LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Love. Cleveland has been active in re-signing the key players last season with Iman Shumpert, J.R. Smith and Matt Dellavedova all returning to the team. Other free agent acquisitions by Cleveland include Kendrick Perkins, Richard Jefferson, Mo Williams and Sasha Kaun.