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Kevin Love Breaks Hand, Likely Out 6-8 Weeks

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Love’s injury will take him out of the All-Star Game and plague him through the NBA Trade Deadline.

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Kevin Love broke his hand in tonight’s game between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Detroit Pistons. Love left the game midway through the first period and did not return. Joe Vardon of Cleveland.com had the unfolding report.

Brian Windhorst of ESPN relays the prognosis.

Love has been loosely speculated as a potential target for the Portland Trail Blazers in trade. He was scheduled to appear in the NBA All-Star Game next month. He joins New Orleans Pelicans center DeMarcus Cousins and Washington Wizards guard John Wall on the injury list for the team of All-Star captain LeBron James.

Love is averaging 18.2 points and 9.6 rebounds on 46.3% from the field, 40.4% from the arc for the Cavaliers this season.