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Cleveland Cavaliers not worried about Kevin Love's defense

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Kevin Love is regarded by many as one of the best players in the entire NBA.

However, he has never been a rim protector and has received a fair share of criticism for his performance on the defensive end over the years. But Love’s new team, the Cleveland Cavaliers, don’t appear to worried about him being a weak link on defense.

Cavs general manager David Griffin on Love:

Still, Griffin admitted that he did have concerns about rim-protection, but from a team-wide perspective.

The fact of the matter is that Love will likely never be a great rim protector, but if he’s simply willing to put forth more effort on defense, as Griffin suggested he is, that might be enough for the Cavs.

With LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Love leading the way on offense, Cleveland might not need to be an elite team on the defensive end to compete for an NBA championship.

Love averaged 26.1 points and 12.5 rebounds per game with the Minnesota Timberwolves last season.

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