Who woke up looking forward to another Love trade idea?
If you did, they you're going to Love this........pls note, I intended to be corny there.
A little background, last Summer I suggested Blake Griffin for Aldridge and Portland's lottery pick. I argued that I felt Aldridge was the best pf in the game and would be a better fit next to Paul. I also felt due to his rumored declining to extend there, Portland would jump at replacing him with Griffin. I was negged, and some of y'all were really rude btw. Fast forward, I think this would have been a great deal for both teams.
Now for my trade idea:
Clippers get Love and #13 pick
Wolves get Griffin and #28 pick.
I'm not a Griffin hater, but he still needs a lot of improving if he and Paul is to lead them to a ring. I am one of those that thinks Love is overrated when he's called the best pf, but he fits this team perfectly. Imagine Paul/Love pick and rolls. Love also plays next to a defensive big in Jordan while Griffin gets help inside playing next to a more offensive big in Pek. Locked up for a few more years, Wolves get to keep Griffin hostage for a while. Wolves also would become Griffin's team as rumors, I've heard on here actually, says he and Paul aren't as cool as you'll expect.
I don't think I would do this trade for a couple reasons. First whether you believe love is better than griffin or not, griffin is made for the clips. He has a great defensive big next to him, a great pg, and shooters galore. They also have a great coach. I wouldn't do it if I'm the clips. Love may be more lethal and has a more diverse offensive game, I think griffin's game is still pointing up and he gets other bigs in foul trouble more than love does. Love is the better pf based on offensive versatility and PER but I wouldn't trade griffin. Just my personal opinion.
Good point. Griffin does get other bigs in foul trouble a lot. And I'm not basing Griffin at all, I just think the added lottery pick would push this deal in Clips favor. It's an offensive league now and they could add a starter on the wing who could be a great 3rd option, ie Young, Hood, Saric, Anderson, Anthony all could start for them now. If they want upside, Levine.
I read that the Kings approached the Wolves and said that the 8th pick would be available in their package. Apparently they know they're a longshot to re-sign him, but they're willing to explore their options and take that risk.
I saw both an article and a post on here. Does Sacramento have the cap to absorb lov Love? I just don't see the Wolves wanting any of their contracts in Thompson or Landry. Cousins is obviously out of the picture. Could they be shopping Gay and the 8th pick, assuming Gay opts in? Rubio-Martin-Gay-8th pick-Pek won't be so bad.
Where ever Love goes his stats will drop not having a euro sensation in rubio to pass him the ball all the time.
There are lots more guys who DESERVE rings more than Kevin Love.
The guy can't win and he is a second tier MVP candidate despite putting up video game stats.
I like Ricky Rubio's game so I would like to see a Kevin Love trade that helps RICKY RUBIO the most.
What about a great haul of Thunder young guys?
Reggie Jackson, Steven Adams, Jeremy Lamb, Perry Jones, Andre Roberson, 21, 29, three future first round picks, two future second round picks, cash, and Kendrick Perkins' 2015 expiring contract?
Combined with their own pick at 13 I think they could do some damage in this draft.
Then Kevin Love would be out of excuses, being part of a Fab Four of him, Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, and Serge Ibaka.
If the Thunder did this trade, they would obviously be contenders. One of the best Big Fours ever, and they would still have Thabo Sefolosha, Nick Collison, and Hasheem Thabeet. They could probably resign Caron Butler too, to complete their 8 man rotation.
The T Wolves could model themselves after the Phoenix Suns, with Rubio being a better passing (worse scoring) Goran Dragic type, and Reggie Jackson being a (poor man's?) Bledsoe. Kevin Martin and Jeremy Lamb at the 2, Corey Brewer and Budinger at the 3, Perry Jones at stretch four, with a mean three headed monster at center with Steven Adams, Gorgui Dieng, and Pekovic. ALONG with picks at 13, 21, 29, and three second rounders.
The T Wolves can reload, then go after a top lottery pick in 2015. It's a great draft for power forward types with Okafor (more of a center though?), Myles Turner, Cliff Alexander, Montrezl Harrell, and even on down with Perry Ellis, Alex Poythress, and Austin Nichols. ... one of those three future first rounders for OKC has to be good, so this should be a really solid trade for the T Wolves. Then you have K Perk's contract expiring in the summer of 2015. ... they could probably trade him at the deadline to a contender for a better players and a solid draft pick.
The league would obviously LOVE to have Kevin Durant, Westbrook AND Kevin Love on the same team (along with Serge Ibaka). Would they "reward" the T Wolves with the first pick in the 2015 draft?
Love to the pacers? haven't looked at the contracts, but I think anyone is tradeable on the pacers except for george