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Countdown to Kevin Love Drama

Discussion in 'NBA Dish' started by larsv8, Nov 27, 2013.

  1. J Sizzle

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    Man...please don't let him go to the Warriors...
     
  2. A_3PO

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    Not the best fit but he would make them a lot better.
     
  3. J Sizzle

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    Exactly. Don't want to see an already good team in the West get even better. Wouldn't care at all if he ended up in Boston or Chicago or even LA.
     
  4. RightToCensor

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    Golden State is the best fit for Love in terms of an offense.

    Chicago would make him so much better defensively.

    Lakers and Knicks would make him marketable.

    Miami, OKC, or San Antonio would be the best for him to win rings right now.
     
  5. redhotrox

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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Here is the latest from Chad Ford on Kevin Love rumors. <a href="http://t.co/CVSATgI5hC">pic.twitter.com/CVSATgI5hC</a></p>&mdash; Kevin O'Connor (@KevinOConnorNBA) <a href="https://twitter.com/KevinOConnorNBA/statuses/478896171805470720">June 17, 2014</a></blockquote>
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  6. travfrancis

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    There is a glaring omission in that last group.
     
  7. J.R.

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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Sources: in addition to Wilson Chandler and Kenneth Faried, Denver offering Minnesota a player they would acquire (Arron Afflalo) for Love.</p>&mdash; Steve Bulpett (@SteveBHoop) <a href="https://twitter.com/SteveBHoop/statuses/479455854656507904">June 19, 2014</a></blockquote>
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  8. RightToCensor

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    Obviously a trade would have to happen.

    Miami has Chris Bosh, Norris Cole, and picks to offer.
    San Antonio has Tiago Splitter, Danny Green, and picks to offer.
    OKC has Serge Ibaka to offer.
     
  9. A_3PO

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    Miami cannot offer Bosh because he has an opt out provision. He is in total control of his destiny.

    Splitter, Green and picks from the Spurs? Seriously? It would be an insult to the T-Wolves intelligence. The only player on the Spurs that would interest them is Kawhi Leonard.
     
  10. Carl Herrera

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    The "reports" are often stuff being shared with a reporter by a source for the source's own purpose.

    On the other hand, the media outlets don't really care much about how solid the info is-- we'll likely never find out what all of the bids on Love are for sure, just like we still haven't found out for sure what all the bids were for Dwight Howard when he got traded in 2012-- so it's not like ESPN/Yahoo/CBS or whoever risk being discredited for reporting whatever. Meanwhile, the trade talk rumors help generate page hits and TV viewership, especially during the offseason. The more intrigue the better for business.
     
  11. ForTheWinYes

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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>“Love will probably be moved before the deadline, most likely <a href="https://twitter.com/warriors">@warriors</a>, he would sign extension, Klay must be apart of that.” <a href="https://twitter.com/WojYahooNBA">@WojYahooNBA</a></p>&mdash; America's Pregame (@AmericasPregame) <a href="https://twitter.com/AmericasPregame/statuses/479392240507162625">June 18, 2014</a></blockquote>
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    Warriors with Love would be an unbelievable team, but I think the Rockets could beat their offer.
     
  12. val_modus

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    Solid offer, but I'm thinking Minnesota wants more youth and upside. That offer doesn't facilitate much of that, with the obvious omission of Faried that is.
     
  13. JayZ750

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    Outside of a trade to the Rockets though, this would be fine with me... Neither the nuggets or TWolves going anywhere anytime soon with that trade.
     
  14. val_modus

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    Agreed.

    Would much rather have him wither away his prime in a Nuggets organization that has time and time again proven to be inept when it comes to taking the next step. Golden State does scare me though, their big question mark has always been the 4 spot with David Lee always nursing injuries come playoff time. Adding a consistent rebounding machine (one of their weaknesses) and automatic three ball in Love at the 4 would make them scary for a long time. I personally think Klay is worth the sell for them, but lets hope they aren't that broad-sighted. Aside from Golden State, am I missing a team that he could possibly and realistically end up with that would present a "Houston, we've got a problem" calling?

    (Perhaps Love + Westbrook pairing in LaLa Land?)
     
  15. J.R.

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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>ESPN sources say Golden State has indeed made Klay Thompson available to Wolves, greatly increasingly Warriors' hopes of getting Kevin Love</p>&mdash; Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) <a href="https://twitter.com/ESPNSteinLine/statuses/479691537886871552">June 19, 2014</a></blockquote>
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  16. J Sizzle

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    Damn....he's Warriors bound if Thompson is available.
     
  17. KlutchQT

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    So much for him going to the east.
     
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    3rd on JayZ's opinion. He wont bother us in Denver. I think the only way he causes us problems would be if he ended up with the Spurs, Hornets (not going to happen), Phoenix, or the Warriors. Warriors would be scary with Love and Phoenix would be come one of those dark horse, Cinderellas the west is known for- not good enough to win it all, but a team no one wants to matchup with in the playoffs.

    If he gets together with WB in LA- its fine because it makes OKC weaker. However, if he goes to the Lakers and teams up with Melo or Lebron or a rookie star- then it could turn into something. Id hate to watch the Lakers get Embiid, find out hes okay (or at least half as good as we thought and able to stay on the court) and then play with Love.

    I really hope he goes East. Maybe the Cavs trade for him or something.
     
  19. The Cat

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    When you can trade one of the league's best big men for a chucking guard that with sub-15 PER (below average) in each of his three seasons, you have to do it.
     
  20. J.R.

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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Can confirm the Warriors are willing to include Klay Thompson in Kevin Love talks w/ Minny. Story broken by his father on ESPN LA radio show</p>&mdash; Sam Amick (@sam_amick) <a href="https://twitter.com/sam_amick/statuses/479694152183984128">June 19, 2014</a></blockquote>
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Source says Warriors discussing adding guard Klay Thompson to Kevin Love trade talks with Wolves. <a href="https://twitter.com/ESPNSteinLine">@ESPNSteinLine</a> first reported.</p>&mdash; Marc J. Spears (@SpearsNBAYahoo) <a href="https://twitter.com/SpearsNBAYahoo/statuses/479694577025028097">June 19, 2014</a></blockquote>
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