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Kevin Love probable, Tristan Thompson listed as out Wednesday vs. the Heat

Power forward expected to return after sitting out Monday, while center will take a seat. We break down the lineup implications for fantasy basketball.

Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love drives for a shot against the Philadelphia 76ers during the third quarter at Wells Fargo Center. Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

The Cleveland Cavaliers released their injury report for Wednesday vs. the Miami Heat. Kevin Love (back) is probable to return, while center Tristan Thompson is expected to rest. Larry Nance Jr. (thumb) is listed as questionable.

Fantasy Basketball Analysis, Cleveland Cavaliers lineup

With Love out in the Cavs’ loss to the New York Knicks on Monday, the rotation was spread out and nobody really capitalized. Thompson only played 25 minutes and was widely a bust with nine points and five rebounds. Kevin Porter Jr. entered the starting lineup for Love, so he’ll likely take a seat if the big man returns.

Honestly, this is a tough matchup and we’re talking about an 11-game slate on DraftKings, so fading the Cavaliers is probably a good idea. If Love comes back, sure, you’re going to play him in season-long because he’s that type of player, but if you’re in a shallow league, he’s probably worth benching. If Nance returns, he’d pick up Thompson’s minutes in the front court and most likely eat into Alfonzo McKinnie’s playing time.