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Cavaliers moving Love to center, Thompson to reserve role

Cavaliers All-Star Kevin Love is being moved after all — from forward to center.

Love, who has been the subject of trade speculation for three years in Cleveland, will be the club's new starting center, coach Tyronn Lue announced Monday night after the team played an intra-squad scrimmage at Quicken Loans Arena.

Lue has experimented with Love at center during training camp and believes the new-look lineup will create matchup problems for opposing centers as well as open the floor for LeBron James, Derrick Rose and others.

"He's a great passer," Lue said of Love. "Fives (centers) have to get out and try to guard him on the pick and roll with LeBron and...

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