Expect LeBron James to pound the front office desk even harder, and louder, for the Cleveland Cavaliers to make moves to bring in talent.
Cavaliers forward Kevin Love underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left knee and is expected to be out of the lineup for six weeks, the team announced today.
Dr. David Altchek performed the surgery on Tuesday in New York removing a “loose body” from the knee.
James will likely be putting pressure on the Cavs to bring in help now that Love will be out for some extended time.
“It’s just our road; every season one of our key guys gets hurt,” LeBron James said on Tuesday. “This year has probably been the worst out of all years, having our starting 2-guard [J.R. Smith] out for so long and then having our All-Star power forward out for an extended period of time.
“Just next man up. We just hope for a healthy and speedy recovery for our All-Star.”
James spoke over the weekend about Love, who missed Sunday’s game.
“He was having that All-Star year and this is where he wanted to get back to after coming from Minnesota a couple years ago,” James said.
“He was an All-Star and obviously he had to fit himself into a different role. We all did. It finally got back to the point where he felt like, ‘validate myself once again in this league.’ And then he has an injury again.
Cavs coach Tyronn Lue says Channing Frye will start in place of Love.
“We can’t run LeBron into the ground because Kevin’s out,” Lue said. “Guys have to step up and be ready to play. The games we discussed he could possibly be out in March, we’ll look forward to that.”