Cleveland Cavaliers head coach, Tyron Lue is trying to figure out how to get All-Star forward Kevin Love more involved in their offense in the next round. It’s been a two-man show of LeBron James and Kyrie Irving for the Cavs this post-season, with Love settling for a complimentary role.

Love has to step up

Although Love is still doing his job as one of the Cavs’ leading rebounder at 9.1 boards per contest, Lue admitted that he needs to put the sweet-shooting big man in a much better position to score. “Just because [Love’s] not scoring the basketball or whatever, defensively and rebounding the basketball he’s been great.

For me, some of it’s my fault because we haven’t really featured him a lot because of the matchups we had on other teams,” the Cavs coach told the press on Thursday via ESPN.

The Cavaliers have been on a rampage in the last two rounds, as they easily dispatched the Indiana Pacers and Toronto Raptors in four games. LeBron is clearly having one of his better playoff runs of his career, averaging 34.4 points on 54 percent FG shooting and 47 percent from beyond the arc. He also chipped in 9.0 rebounds, 7.0 assists, 2.1 steals and 1.5 blocks per game across eight post-season games. Irving, on the other hand, is racking up 23.8 points on 39 percent shooting and 40 percent from deep.

While the Cavs are peaking up at the ring time, Lue is aware that he needs to get Love going offensively in the next round for the harder battles down the road.

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With the Cavs-Warriors trilogy becoming inevitable this post-season, the Cavaliers will indeed need more output from Love, who is scoring 13.8 points on 43 percent FG shooting and 37 percent from the 3-point arc.

The LeBron Effect

Toronto Raptors star Kyle Lowry could be the next All-Star to bolt out of the Eastern Conference and join a Western Conference ballclub for a better shot at winning a championship. According to NBA insider Marc Stein of ESPN, Lowry will seriously consider moving to a West elite team despite the fact that he could earn more money by staying North of the Border.

Stein added that James’ dominance over the Raptors and in the playoffs served as an eye-opener to Lowry that he may never come out of the Eastern Conference as long as the king keeps steering the Cavs. Pau Gasol learned this the hard way in two seasons with the Chicago Bulls. With the Spanish big man in the middle, the Bulls nearly pulled off an upset over LeBron and the Cavs in the east semi-finals series two years ago, but the Cavs found a way to advance.