Cavaliers five-time All-Star forward Kevin Love may return from Nov. 2 left foot surgery Friday night at Washington, coach Larry Drew told reporters at shootaround.

Drew said the medical staff wanted to see how Love felt after the morning session and it would be a game-time decision if he could go. Should Love see action against the Wizards, he would not play Saturday night at Indiana, Drew said.

“If he’s able to play tonight it’s going to feel weird because we’ve been without him for such a long time,” Drew said at Capital One Arena. “I know with our guys, that would be tremendous. Our guys will absolutely be ecstatic to have him back, coaching staff as well. That would be a big boost to us mentally more than anything because it’s been such a long road since the very beginning of the season to where we are right now. That would definitely put a lot of smiles on some faces.”

Love was upgraded to questionable on the league's 8:30 p.m. injury report Thursday night.

Love injured his big toe in the preseason opener at Boston Oct. 2. He played in only four regular-season games before the pain became intolerable and prompted surgery. Love’s last game came in an Oct. 24 home loss to the Brooklyn Nets.

Love signed a four-year, $120 million contract extension with the Cavs in July, but his injury forced the Cavs (11-43) into rebuilding mode.

Despite his limited action, Love remains the Cavs’ leading scorer and rebounder and second-leading assist man. His 19.0 scoring average tops Jordan Clarkson’s 16.6, Love’s 13.5 rebounds stand ahead of Tristan Thompson’s 11.1 and Love’s 3.5 assists trail only Matthew Dellavedova’s 3.6.

The Cavs acquired combo guard Brandon Knight and power forward Marquese Chriss from the Houston Rockets in a three-way trade Wednesday night. Drew said Chriss would be available against the Wizards, but Knight would not.

As for what he expects from Chriss, Drew told reporters, “You don’t get much time to really go over things. A lot of things crammed into him this morning, I don’t expect him to remember everything. When he does get in there, just play hard and feel his way through things until he learns it.”

The Cavs will still be without center Thompson (sore left foot) and forward Cedi Osman (sprained right ankle). Drew said at shootaround that Osman is day-to-day and that the Cavs hope to get him back next week.

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