A year ago in the Finals, before the 3-1 comeback, before Love's Game 7 defense on Stephen Curry in the final minute, the Cavs power forward was almost unplayable against Golden State's small-ball lineups.
Love only played 25 minutes in a Game 4 loss, scored just two points in Cleveland's Game 5 win, and played 12 minutes in the team's Game 6 win. But Le Bron and Kyrie Irving carried the Cavs to the victory, his team won the championship, Love has his signature moment against Curry, so all of that and the talk of Love's fit alongside Le Bron has receded into the background.
But when the Cavs and Warriors presumably meet in the Finals, Love's role will be a major talking point once again.
Love has three years remaining on the 5-year, $110 million contract he signed with Cleveland in 2015.
There are reports that the Cavaliers have tried unsucessfully to dump him this offseason in a bid to acquire George.
Despite winning last season, Lue probably can't wait to figure out what to do with Love against this Golden State team.