Originally Posted by edmorel
That's good to know but I would be very afraid of trading starters for Love. He has zero playoff experience. He has a season on his watch where Minnesota got 16 wins for the season and recent history tells you that players that demand their current teams trade them or let them know they won't sign with them (Howard with Magic, Melo with Denver), well, it hasn't gone so great with them. To me, I put Melo and Love in the same tier. Guys that can score the ball but not necessarily team players that elevate teammates or a team. At least Melo took Denver to the WCF, Love has done nothing. And his first 3 years in the league or so, there were no good Clippers or OKC teams. But if GSW wants him, then by all means, break up a 50+ win team.
i disagree. on defense love is actually not terrible (his defensive stats are better than david lee's) but on offense his 3 point shot makes the opposing 4s stick to him like glue which really opens up the lane, creates mismatches, forces rotations, and gets other shooters open. he's like top 5 player on offense and better than league average on defense. give him a good system and teammates who can actually shoot and he'll be amazing
also his assists get better every year (his 3 point shot probably helps a lot). on the floor he assists on 20% of the team's field goals which is a pretty crazy number for a big and puts him in the top 10 at least for bigs
also i think it's pretty unfair to blame the wolves problems on love. love's a top 10 maybe top 5 player. it's not his fault the wolves have whiffed on pretty much every single draft pick otherwise. wolves should've made playoffs this season but they're terrible at crunch time and love's not the problem
his post game is also on point and a legitimate threat that causes double teams
if they can get love without trading klay that would be awesome. dude curry, iggy, thompson, love, bogut with ezeli, o'neal, green, and a PG (blake, augustin, collison, or livingston. shit livingston would be fucking awesome)
goddamn, but id rather have stan van gundy than loveEdited by indesertum - 6/22/14 at 10:21pm