“It’s best to just move Larry in that spot and increase his minutes and his workload,” Bickerstaff said last week. “Obviously, if Kevin is out, we will have to play some small ball. But I think to start games and the majority of the minutes, I think it’s a good thing to just move Larry because he’s got a similar skill set, his ability to pass the ball and all those things.”
The 32-year-old Love is seven points shy of 13,000 in his career. He’ll soon become the ninth player in league history to have 13,000 points, 7,000 rebounds and 1,000 3-pointers, joining a list that includes Kobe Bryant and LeBron James.
The Cavs, who went 5-6 under Bickerstaff before their 2019-2020 was interrupted and finally ended by the COVID-19 pandemic, will also be without second-year swingman Kevin Porter Jr.
He hasn’t joined the team since having some off-the-court issues. Porter Jr. had a weapons charge that was dropped recently.
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