Cavaliers All-Star forward Kevin Love will reportedly miss 6-8 weeks with a non-displaced fracture in the fifth metacarpal in his left hand. The Cavs have not been playing at the championship level we've grown accustomed to seeing in recent years.
The injury occurred during the first quarter of Tuesday night's game against the Pistons when he made contact with Detroit's center Andre Drummond under the basket.More news: Man dies after being sucked into MRI chamber
Griffin is expected to join the Pistons for Tuesday's game against Cleveland (29-19).
Love only played four minutes against the Detroit Pistons before being forced to the locker room. He has averaged 18.2 points, 9.6 rebounds, and 33.3 FanDuel points per game this season.
So, now the Cavaliers will be without Love until at least March and maybe longer.More news: Swedish IKEA founder Kamprad dies at 91
On the way to becoming an NBA All-Star for the second consecutive season, Love converted 46.3 percent of his field goal attempts, 40.4 percent of his three-point tries and was an 88.3 percent shooter at the free-throw line.
On Tuesday, Bleacher Report said that Gilbert and guard Isaiah Thomas "often exchange calls and text messages". "Blake Griffin is one of the NBA's elite players, and when you get an opportunity to add that kind of talent, you take it".
"It's just unfortunate for our team", James said. "We've just got to hold the fort down until he gets back, and that's the plan".More news: Thunder's Roberson carted off with leg injury