The Phoenix Suns were one of the biggest stories of the offseason.
After acquiring guard Eric Bledsoe from the Los Angeles Clippers, they finished just a game out of the postseason with a 48-34 record.
Former NBA player and assistant coach Dan Majerle thinks the Suns would be a legitimate contender if they added Minnesota Timberwolves’ power forward Kevin Love, who can become a free agent after next season (via Vince Marotta).
“Kevin Love is that type of player,” Majerle said.
Love, 25, has one year remaining on his contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves and a player option at over $16 million for 2015-16. Speculation is rampant that the three-time All-Star could be dealt this offseason and if that happens, the Suns could be serious players.
“I am a huge Kevin Love fan,” Majerle, a member of that 1992-93 Suns team and now the head coach at Grand Canyon University said. “One time I talked to him, he was taking the ball out of bounds by the Suns’ bench and I said ‘how do you get all those rebounds’ and he just pointed at his heart.
“He is about an inch taller than I am, I’m 6’6″, so he’s 6’7″ and he is not overly athletic, but he is a rebounding machine.”
Love was fantastic again this season, averaging 26.1 points, 12.5 rebounds and 4.4 assists per game.