Kevin Love vs Blake Griffin
Pretty much both are good. Neither are Franchise guys right now because they can put up stats but it doesn't lead to many wins and that's a key to being a franchise player like Kobe,Lebron,Wade
Even though Griffin is a rookie he and Love are only seperated by less than one year in age but I would take Blake because he has a much higher ceiling then Love. They both play bad defense, play on very poor teams but Blake Griffin has more room to improve in every regard of the game is more athlethic, better finisher and better then Love at most itangibles of the game besides rebounding of course. Also Griffin could become a franchise player and I dont see Love ever becoming that.
Quincey- i agree, however, as far as your points on athletism...if there was a 6 8 small forward that was a good as a passer as lebron, same exact jump shooter as lebron, same rebounding abilities as lebron but wasnt an athlete, who would be the better player? I think people tend to look at athletism as a difference maker as opposed to just an excuse to make a player appear better than he is. I think Griffin is better than Love for many reasons, athletism being one of them. But if he was a raw athlete with no talent, i wouldnt be dumb enough to pick him over Love. The talent/athletism combo is the difference.
People need to watch Blake Griffin more, instead of just his highlights. He has more skill than people give him credit for.
He handles the ball. He passes it. He has solid footwork in the post. He has about two or three near undefendable moves in the low post. He's just a talent. He's only scratching the surface and seems to improve every single game.
Griffin has athleticim and skill. Love just has skill. Give me Griffin.
indiana- ive watch all over there games as well...he is a joy to watch. Ive watched plenty of Kevin Love to know there is a substantial difference between them.
Teams can't defend Blake Griffin one on one. They're just giving up and fouling him. Joel Pryzbilla, all 7' 1 and 255 lb of him, could do nothing besides grab Griffin around the neck last night. Marcus Camby, one of the best defensive bigs the past decade, resorted to smacking him on top of the head. Coaches just laugh and shake their head when asked about Griffin. Players take a deep breath and their eyes get big when asked about Griffin.
Kevin Love ain't getting that type of reaction.
Griffin no doubt. Maybe even over any young PF
You would think so but alot of people on here dont see it that way. you weren't here when people were saying Deandre jordan was gonna be this and that or that McGee was gonna be damn near a allstar this year. Some on here look at athleticism as alot more important then it should be
McGee is amazing at catching alley-oops in summer league.
for the future i would take griffin and it would be an easy choice for me. Thats not knocking love though becasue he can be a all-star in this league too. But I can see griffin becoming a top 5-10 player in this league while i cant say the same for love.
Why do you think Griffin can become a top 5-10 player and Love can't?
Im not one of those guys who freaks out on athletes. Derrick Favors, for instance. Why was he picked 3rd? Because he can jump? I love athletic guys with game or use there athletism to better there games...but in the case of guys like DeAndre Jordan who couldnt even ball in college, no, those guys belong in the D League.
athleticism. Love has learned to play without great athleticism, but it will always hold him back at some aspects such as running the court, defense, beating guys off the dribble and getting those easy baskets around the paint from broken plays/ loose balls. Griffin has more upside and is also a tremendouly skilled player with a high motor who seems to rarely takes plays off.
The thing with Love is his lack of length Griffin doesn't have much length either, but he has athleticism and shows fire I don't see in Love thats why I'd take Griffin
He played PG in highscool sometimes. Love is a great rebounder. Blake is a lot better in most areas.