Love to the Bulls?
With Kevin Love unsure about his future with the Wolves I would love to see him in a Bulls uniform. Does anyone see any scenario where a trade could workout a deal with Minneapolis. Just as I started typing this the sports radio station started talking about the same article/idea. Would Boozer, Deng, or Noah, and Charlotte #1 pick(unprotected 2016), Nikola Mirotic, and other picks be enough?
Bulls have to add another star next to Rose soon. I can't believe team owner saying "Love is not a star" and would love to see him paired with Rose and that two-man game. There were rumors of Rose, Love, and Westbrook playing together...... Russell obviously out of the picture but I doubt it could ever work out with Love. Here's to hoping though.
Love is a star not a superstar, he's a player that puts up monster numbers on terrible teams( like Chris Bosh). Superstars are good on both ends of the court, Kevin is terrible on defense; he's starting to become a cancer to his team as he overvalued himself to much so I wouldn't be surprised if minny decides to go with Rubio in the future as their franchise player. Russell Westbrook on the bulls makes no sense, Rose and Russell are both guys that need the ball in their hands to be effective and both are ball hogs it would not work at all
I agree with everything you said, except for Rose being a ball hog. He looks like a ball hog because his team really relies on him too much and is forced to carry the scoring load . He was in an Allen Iverson situation, but at the core isn't that kinda player AI is.
No one wants Carlos Boozer....
And Kevin isn't terrible on defense... And he's not a cancer. Thats a playoff team when Rubio gets back, they'll be fine.
Doubt K-Love is going anywhere.
I get tired of people bashing K-Love. He was on Team USA for a reason.. The man is a beast.
I said Westbrook is obviously out of the picture. Never understood that rumor cause Rose/Russ are so similar.
Isn't Kevin Love the best power forward in the league? I never called Love a superstar also, I said star. I can't believe someone would think this is a bad idea....
And Love is now a cancer to his team? wow
So your defense for him is that he was on team USA? Love has been making these comments since last season ended even though the wolves were adding alot of good players; tell me how is he not becoming a cancer? You realize he has a good team that was able to stay afloat with him and a lot of their players hurt, yet he's still making these comments.
My defense is >>> look at his rebounding numbers & skillset.
No bigman can match it. He's the best PF in the game.
He just signed a 4 year extension. He isn't going anywhere.
Opposing PF score a lot. He has 0 post game. His inside points are off the O glass. Don't get me wrong I like Kevins game but he needs to shut the f#ck up. He does not command a double team so he is not a superstar.Shop him or lose him for nothing. I said it about LBJ I say it about him. Deal him. Sacremento should deal Cousins too. He is the definition of a talented cancer.
this is not the time to make the comments. I get where he is coming from but still make the playoffs and act like a winner before you tell us kahn sucks as GM because he sort of does. Any player getting paid max money can get his team in the playoffs, and kevin love cant that is why you arent a max player. Bosh was taking &$#%#&@! raptors teams to the playoffs a couple of times. The timberwolves have rubio and pekovic now so they should make the playoffs, and this is when you decide to complain again after the team went out and got you players. Kevin love is a little bit better verison of al jefferson, with a 3 point shot. and you have played like shit this season shooting 38% from the field and 21% from 3, even though kevin love has been hurt that is still terrible for a franchise player to be shooting that bad and complaining. I am sorry but I get really pissed when players complain during the season about their team when they are playing like crap. I am a timberwolves fan by the way.
I would love to see him pair up with Uncle Drew!!
Smh. He's averaging 14 boards a game. Hating on KLove is just dumb. Of course he's a max player. That wolves team is going to the playoffs!
Kevin Love is easily a top 10 player.
I don't think Love is a superstar. I think he's the second or third best player on a championship level team. People are quick to bring up his numbers, but they're not really leading to wins. I don't think he has a game that really makes his teammates better. He doesn't really draw a double. He's not really a low post player. He's weak defensively.
Love is very good, but he seems to think he's better than what he is. He's coming off as very whiny and selfish. His team is still in the playoff hunt currently and he's complaining... It's all about him.
Thank you Indiana, how many wins has Kevin loves double doubles translated into? When Rubio got hurt last year the whole ship fell off track if Kevin love was a superstar he would have hadn't let this team stink so bad. People look at his numbers and think he's the best power forward yet don't realize his stats do not translate into wins
i dont think love is a superstar either
Kevin Love is not going to be traded anytime soon. Who cares what he said in that article. He is under contract for at least two more years after this season. Enough with these dumb trade ideas. David Khan may be an idiot, but he is not dumb enough to trade Kevin Love just because of some ill-timed, stupid comments.
People look at Kevin Love the way they used to look at Pau in Memphis. Except Pau wasnt nearly the rebounder Love is, nor does he have the range of love, while Pau has an advantage in man to man and weakside post defense. However, Pau was probably underrated because his team was so bad and Love slightly overrated because fo his monster numbers. Timmy is proving he's still the best PF (or C if you look at him as such) in the game, but Love is right there after him.
I can name several teams ( the Nets, Celtics, Philly, Indy) that would immediately go to playoff contention to championship contention with him added. I'd actually love to see him on Indiana and build around him, Hibbert, George, and (maybe) Granger.
Mirotic, Deng, and Noah for Love and Kirilenko. Not a horrible deal for either team. For Chicago, Having two stars at the age of 24 is probably worth any loss. And I LOVE Mirotic, but I think I would still do this if possible.
As someone who likes the Bulls, no thanks.
As someone who likes the Bulls, you must have a whole hell of a lot of faith in Mirotic, who may be 3-4 years away STILL from coming over, because giving up Noah and Deng for Love is beyond easy. Noah and Deng are nice players, but they set yourself up for mediocrity. Neither can take over a playoff game, or do anything important when it matters most. They put up steady statistics, play well against bad teams, come up short against good teams, and keep the team afloat. Then come playoff time, its Derrick Rose or bust.
Didn't even have to look at Mirotic. First of all Noah is a great post defender which is very valuable. He's also an excellent rebounder, teammate, one of the best passing bigs in the NBA and his hard-working attitude is contagious. Luol Deng is an elite wing defender, and one of the better off the ball scorers in the NBA who's showing he can create for himself a bit too. He's also great for team chemistry. I'm not going to give up two top-notch defenders who are both excellent teammates for one scorer who doesn't try on defense and someone who might clash with Rose over who's team it is.
Sure Kevin Love brings great outside shooting and rebounding, but Deng and Noah are already really good at those anyway and they play the other half of the game far better then Love ever will. I'd much rather amnesty Boozer and sign a SG who can create and a solid PF who won't get paid 10+ million a year to choke then trade for Kevin Love.
Love scores and rebounds at age 24 in ways Noah and Deng couldn't dream of. Noah has those huge rebounds stat lines from time to time, but hes inconsistent. He hasn't shown up for either of the last playoffs. And the bottomline that you are failing to realize is this team is going nowhere. They are stuck in no-mans land right now. They aren't going to get over Miami and teams like the Knicks are moving up the charts as the Bulls continue to try the same things year in and year out. If you want them to win 50+ games everyyear and never break through the playoffs, sure, keep the team as is. If you want them to have the potential to be a championship team, then making a move for another star like Love is essential. Noah and Deng have never gotten it done in the playoffs. They are nice complimentary players, they are not stars.
Noah has averaged double digit rebounds three of the past four years with the other year being 9.8. Is he as good of a rebounder as Love? No, but he's still really good at it. I haven't failed to realize anything. The Heat could break up as early as 2014, and even if they don't, they will be declining by then with the Bulls still on the rise. The Knicks aren't on a different tier then Chicago either, I could see the Bulls beating them this year if Rose comes back healthy. A hot start doesn't mean they are unbeatable.
What you don't understand is that Love doesn't inspire winning basketball, and he sure as hell isn't going to push the Bulls farther then they could go now if they have to give up Noah and Deng. It's a horrible trade for Chicago and they shouldn't/wouldn't consider it. You also claim they don't get it done in the playoffs when Noah has been fantastic in 3/4 postseasons and Deng has by no means sucked either, while Love has yet to even make the playoffs. The guy who has sucked is Carlos Boozer, who everyone already knows should be replaced.
I get that you think throwing a big name in for two lesser names is going to make them better, but it's more complicated then that. This Chicago team is built on defense and chemistry and Kevin Love won't improve either.
Kevin Love not a super star?
what you guys smokin?
I have a problem with anybody who says Derrick Rose is a ballhog... That's a crappy piece of s#iT!
how is love a superstar... can someone explain this to me.... u can neg me I don't give sh*t.... but someone plz break it down for me
What can possibly go wrong? It is not as if Tom Thibodeau has benched every single player on his roster (including Derrick Rose) before for failed defensive assignments, and we know how Kevin Love responded to getting benched by Kurt Rambis for those same failings.