The surprise of the season so far in the NBA has to be the Cleveland Cavaliers, who are off to a great start to the season.
Kevin Love has been the subject of trade rumors for years on the Cavs, but the recent winning culture has seen him happy with his situation.
When speaking with Evan Dammarell of Meta, Love said he was “having a lot of fun” with the young and improving Cavs team.
“I’m having a lot of fun. Really, it’s been a lot of fun watching this team grow. It’s so fun I’m losing track of games, I don’t even know what game we’re at now. I think sacrifice gives back more than the cost. … It’s joyous.”
The Cavs young squad has been rolling to start the year, sitting fourth in the Eastern Conference with a record of 17-12, just 3.5 games back of the 19-8, first-place Brooklyn Nets.
The surging Cavs are led by third-year guard Darius Garland, fourth-year big Jarrett Allen, and rookie center Evan Mobley, but Love’s contributions have also been significant. Love is coming off the bench this year, and in 21 games, he is averaging 11.9 points and 7.2 rebounds per game.
Love is in his 14th season in the NBA and his eighth with the Cavs, playing in 759 career games, and has is a five-time All-Star and two-time All-NBA selection.