There has been a recent report that the Phoenix Suns may be the most likely landing spot for Minnesota Timberwolves’ power forward Kevin Love.
Although several teams, including the Boston Celtics, Chicago Bulls, Golden State Warriors, Houston Rockets and Los Angeles Lakers are expected to be players for Love, the Suns are reportedly willing to make guards Eric Bledsoe and Goran Dragic available in a deal.
Bill Ingram of Basketball Insiders isn’t buying that report.
I see you’ve figured out how the game works. I am completely with you on believing that Phoenix offer is agent speak. Why on earth would you give up BOTH of your backcourt stars? I don’t agree about Taj. I would absolutely make that deal, but it’s because Love would be playing for a coach who would demand more out of him and that’s what he needs. In Chicago it’s not enough to grab 20 rebounds – you better be contributing on the other end of the court, as well…
I can see giving up Bledoe for Love, but not two backcourt players, as has been rumored. What does PHX do at power forward in that deal? Seems to me they would want to use Love to get rid of Rubio, though that is merely what I would look to do, not a “rumor” with a “source.” The Chicago rumor makes more sense because Taj would be a very good starter for them.
Love averaged 26.1 points, 12.5 rebounds and 4.4 assists per game last season while shooting 45.7% from the field, 37.6% from three and 82.1% from the charity stripe.