The Cavs traded away a lot of young talent to acquire Kevin Love, but the consensus across the league was that he was underused during his first year in Cleveland.
In order for the Cavs to reach their ultimate goal (which is to win an NBA championship) they must establish an interior presence. That starts with Kevin Love. Lebron James knows this, and has switched gears to lean on the big man. According to James, the team will run through Love in year 2.
LeBron, via Joe Vardon of Cleveland.com:
“We’ll use Kevin however he wants to be used,” James said. “I told you Kevin is going to be our main focus. He’s going to have a hell of a season. He’s going to get back to that All-Star status. He’s the focal point of us offensively.
“I know I can go out and get mine when I need it,” James continued. “But I need Kev to be as aggressive as he was tonight, and when he rebounds at the level he did tonight, the shots will automatically fall for him.”
This sounds good and all, but @karencorchado @BrookieyElba @ChriSingularis @sanazsanaz @WilliamBrown @DannyMoses @TravisBeck @MarcusJiles @BrandonMcNeil @MalikLawary @KyleBerke @manbungo2000 @Straightshooter @PhilAnthony @Kirooken @MatthewBoughton @DreJones do you believe Lebron? Will Kevin Love become the focal point of the offense this year?