Cleveland Cavaliers training camp takeaways, Kevin Love's worth, and the Ricky Rubio Effect – Right Down Euclid

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Kevin Love's time left with the Cleveland Cavaliers is likely short but he can still be valuable while here

But, that's all in the future and for now and as the Cavaliers hold their annual media day today, Love is still a member of the team. It's a little awkward given how last season went but, it can still be beneficial for both Love and Cleveland long-term. Sure, the youth movement is fully on and Love especially is impacted by this. But, in a reduced role Love can still provide meaningful minutes for the Cavaliers, their young nucleus and himself. Read more.

The Cleveland Cavaliers banking on their internal growth seems risky, but could pay off long-term

The Cleveland Cavaliers banking on their internal growth seems risky but could pay off long-term years removed from LeBron James's second exodus from the team. Now the pressure is on Bickerstaff, his staff and the players to take the Cavaliers from an NBA bottom feeder to a legitimate threat in the Eastern Conference. It remains to be seen what will come of it, and we won't truly know until the team plays Memphis to open the season, but the foundation is there for Cleveland to take a risky gamble like this. Read more.

Ricky Rubio could be the biggest difference-maker for the Cleveland Cavaliers this season

With Rubio, you finally have a true point guard to backup and even play alongside Garland. That means there won't be any lapse in playmaking at any given time on the floor. It also means head coach J.B. Bickerstaff can get creative tactically and deploy lineups that feature Garland and Rubio together along with the Spaniard and other members of the young nucleus as well. Read more.

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