INDEPENDENCE, Ohio – Kevin Love's return to Cavaliers could be a day away.
All-Star, who played only four games this season, took part in a full-fledged Thursday, 5-on-5 scrimmage, which was an important step in his recovery from left foot surgery.
"He really was pretty good," said Cavs coach Larry Drews after a stimulating workout. "He moved very well. Waiting for a little, what is to be expected. This is the first time he has really been in contact, where we really went up and down and there was a real contact. I think he moved very well, shot basketball well. "
Love has been around since the end of October after the left leg surgery, which he hurt at the opening of Cleveland's exhibition against Boston. A 30-year-old man before surgery advised surgery to try to play through the pain in the regular season.
Cavs is very much looking forward to the return of Love. Originally, the club hoped that he would return to the end of December. His return then returned to mid-January. Now they are pleased that he will return.
Cleveland hosts Dallas on Saturday, but Drew said it would be "pushing it" to love playing.
"We are just waiting to see how he, after going through a complete practice of communicating," Drew said. "We will see how he will be when he comes tomorrow. If there are no failures, we will have another practice and see how he does. But I can't design when he's ready to play the game."
Drew was excited to see the love race and teammates.
"We know he can shoot the ball, but only his movement has been really encouraging," said Drew. "How he has moved, how he has planted, how he has turned. As you at any time come to any kind of injury to the leg, leg, ankle, no matter you, you are always looking for a guy to react to the contact.
"One thing is to go out and get some shots of yourself. But when you really are the people who hit you, knocking you out of your course. It can charge you. We hope there will be no failures; We'll see him tomorrow. "
After facing Mavericks, Cavs captures Boston on Tuesday.
Last summer, 30-year-old Love signed a four-year $ 120 million contract extension. He hoped that Cavs would take place in the racing games as they were restored in his first season, as LeBron James left the free agent.
But Cavs has suffered a lot of injuries – Tristan Thompson is still on his feet – and there are only 11-41.
Drew has promoted the team's recent game. Cavs has got two straight titles in his games with the Mavericks.