Kevin Love has resumed non-contact basketball activities, which could be the final step before the Cleveland Cavaliers get their starting power forward back in these NBA Finals.
Love will not be cleared to play on Thursday, according to Chris Hayes of Cleveland.com. He did participate in basketball drills Thursday morning.
Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue says it takes 24 hours after that workout before any determination can be made on Love's status.
Love missed Cleveland's 120-90 win over Golden State in Game 3 on Wednesday night because of a concussion. He was hurt in Game 2 when Harrison Barnes made contact with Love in the second quarter on Sunday and has to complete a number of steps mandated by the NBA concussion protocol before he could be cleared to play again.
The last of those steps is non-contact basketball workouts, which Love was doing in the open portion of Cleveland's Thursday practice.
#Cavs F Kevin Love (concussion) will not be cleared today, I'm told. Has to be symptom-free tomorrow after today's workout to get the go.— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) June 9, 2016
The Associated Press contributed to this report.