An outstanding understanding of the game, positioning and control. Works really, really hard in the paint and is a banger in every sense of the word. In saying that, still able to step out and hit the long J. His real strength is his natural instinct to move the ball on as soon as it hits his hands on the defensive end which has resulted in many easy baskets for Collison as he leaks out. He knows that as soon as Love looks like getting the ball, he's best start running because 9 times out of 10, if Love looks like getting the ball, he'll get it. Once he has it, he has the quick thinking to throw the outlet, which he does at amazing length and accuracy) and will hit Collison on the move 3/4 of the way down the court.
Comparisons: Ben Wallace (rebounding and effort) meets Chris Webber (passing and IQ)
Best Fits: Sixers, Wizards, Nets
That is what I was about to say, Chef. If we have a pick in the mid teens via trade (like Carroll and our 2nd) I'd love to grab Love as our PF!
True, but I'm a little worried about 2 things.
1. If we do eventually play to our strengths and go up tempo, how would Love fair?
2. Assuming we resign EO50, I don't feel that great about having two undersized guys playing the 4 and the 5 together at the same time.
Know what I mean?
I am going under the assumption that Okafor will be a Sign and Trade. I know what happens when we "assume", but it is getting really ugly now. He's getting hammered on our site, in the press, everywhere. It would be best for him and for us if we parted ways. i just want to get something good in return.
If we could S&T EO50 for something and maybe sign Diop, then a pairing of Diop and Love might be ok.
Still doesn't help Love get up and down the court and stop huffing and puffing if we do go up tempo though.
Sam didn't exactly have the team in great shape coming out of camp this season either, so this is a worthy concern, because it means that We likely won't be doing much to get him conditioned by next season. However, Sam also hasn't exactly had us running and gunning this season either. So, Love could work.Originally Posted by Big Slam
I will say one thing:
Swish and Crash would seriously benefit playing with Love if he could do in the pro's what he's done in high school and college.
They both could leak out and Love would hit him on the break time and time again.
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Exactly! Plus, he plays a tenacious Defense and loves to try and Rebound with effort. All good things we need!
remember that love is only 18 or 19. he will always have a big frame but he still has alot of growing to do. he still has baby muscles, once he gets his "man muscles" i think he will solidify a little. plus, he is clearly a team guy and if the team said lose some weight so you can get up an down, he would give it his best.