There are many who follow the NBA that believe Minnesota Timberwolves power forward Kevin Love is an absolute beast and one of the game’s best players.
Based on the numbers he puts up, there’s no arguing that. Love averaged an absurd 26.1 points (45.7 percent shooting from the floor and 37.6 percent from beyond the arc) and 12.5 rebounds this past season.
However, according to ESPN’s Jeff Goodman, several NBA general mangers disagree with that logic and all the praise out there for Love.
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Anybody arguing Kevin Love is overrated is likely do so based on the fact that he’s yet to even make the playoffs in six NBA seasons. That could be countered with the idea that Love has had a terrible supporting cast with the Timberwolves, but there’s also a point to be made that an NBA superstar should at least make the postseason regardless of those around him.
It certainly would be interesting to see Love on a contending team to see if he could still put up big numbers with great players around him and how he would respond to playoff action.
Based on Chris Broussard of ESPN’s latest report, which has the Cleveland Cavaliers offering the Wolves a super-package for Love, we could see Love placed in more competitive situations sooner than later.
One source said the Cavs also are willing to give up a first-round draft pick for next season. Any other players involved in the talks are not known.
Love was the No. 5 pick in the 2008 NBA Draft.