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Love says he doesn't expect to return to Cavs until 2019

But Love said during an appearance on ESPN’s The Jump he will be in and out of a walking boot for two more weeks — and that it’s unlikely he’ll return as soon as projected.

Love signed a four-year, $120 million contract extension before the season, with the idea that the Cavs would compete while trying to rebuild.

After Love announced he would have surgery, the Cavs fired coach Tyronn Lue and agreed to a split with veteran shooting guard J.R. Smith .

Smith will remain on the roster and his salary will count toward the cap, but he will no longer practice, play or be in the locker room as the Cavs seek a trade or buyout.

The Cavs are 2-13 entering Wednesday’s home game against LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers.

Since winning the title in 2016, the Cavs have lost key contributors James, Smith and Kyrie Irving (Boston Celtics), and for the rest of 2018, Love.

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