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Kevin Love is still useful for fantasy managers

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Ryan Knaus explains that Kevin Love can still be useful for fantasy managers and is worth adding, especially if you need a bump in free-throw percentage.

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RYAN KNAUS: Cavs veteran Kevin Love has hovered around low-end value this season in most fantasy settings despite averaging a mere 20 minutes per game. He's done it despite shooting 42% from the field and despite contributing just 0.3 steals and 0.3 blocks per game, paltry even by his own defensive standards. The key in category leagues has been elite free throw shooting at 97% on nearly three attempts per game. That's enough to give him top-10 fantasy impact in that category.

Although most of his value derives from the line, he has been a multi-cap contributor since December 6, with 15 points, 3.4 triples, seven rebounds, and two assists, all in under 20 minutes per game. That pace isn't sustainable, but it's a reminder that the five time all-star isn't washed up. He's 33 years old and has less mileage than most comparable players around the league, having played 103 games in the past three seasons combined.

As I record this, Love is rostered in 60% of Yahoo leagues, but that number is bound to plummet with only two games on the schedule for Cleveland in week 10. If he hits your waiver wire in the near future, give him due consideration.