The Cavaliers wanted to be patient with Kevin Love to start the season to avoid a short return followed by a longer absence.  Love has been dealing with a strained right calf. He was held out of the Cavs’ Dec. 23 regular season opening game against the Charlotte Hornets but returned Saturday night against the Detroit Pistons. Love was also in the lineup for Sunday’s game against the Philadelphia 76ers.

Love is expected to be reevaluated in approximately three-to-four weeks.