by STEPHEN PISZAR Staff Writer
During the recent months of the NBA playoffs, there have been many trade rumors about Minnesota Timberwolves’ fifth draft pick power forward and three time NBA All-Star Kevin Love.
Though his final destination is still yet to be determined, the Golden State Warriors are high contenders to receive the sharpshooting big man.
Love is dissatisfied with his current team and their lack of success. After not making the playoffs for the 10th season in a row, Love has had enough and is ready for a change of scenery.
Many teams want Love as a teammate due to his exceptional scoring ability and unselfish playing style. The 25-year-old out of UCLA would complement any NBA team greatly.
Love scored an average of 26.1 points per game, and has recorded 12.5 rebounds and 4.4 assists per game during the 2013-2014 season.
As a 6’10” power forward whose height also allows him to play the center position, Love is a very proficient scorer, tenacious rebounder, and a power forward who shares the ball. These are three traits that make Love a desirable power forward.
Last week, Love said that he would rather play for the Golden State Warrior than the Houston Rockets, which was rumored to be his first choice and supposed final trade destination.
This is big news for the Warriors. This sharpshooting team would love to have a power forward such as Love who can pass, shoot, and score.
Warriors’ All-Star point guard Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson, otherwise known as “The Splash Brothers,” would benefit greatly from gaining a new brother.
One aspect the Warriors greatly lack is rebounding and points scored in the paint. With the addition of Love, every aspect of offense and defense would be, for the most part, covered. Many believe that if Love is traded to the Warriors, they will have a great chance of winning the finals next season.
Another team interested in signing Love is the Cleveland Cavaliers. They have many players to trade for Love, and he would make a great partnership with their point guard Kyrie Irving.
Irving and Love already know each other from the ever popular “Pepsi Uncle Drew” videos. The videos follow a disguised Irving as he travels across the country to play pick-up games at local basketball parks. Hollywood makeup artists transformed the 22-year-old all-star into an elderly basketball retiree.
Love is a highly-regarded and highly-respected power forward. Ranked the best power forward in the NBA for obvious reasons, Love can do it all. When it is time for Love to leave Minnesota, the team that picks him up will be a very lucky team indeed.
Do you think Love will go to the Warriors?