Completely agree. Love hasn't been himself all year. Just need to get healthy and stay healthy for a 20 to 25 game stretch, then see where we are at. I think even without Love this is an above .500 team.
like I said, you guys are ridiculous if you think this team doesn't need a healthy, engaged Love to make the playoffs or make noise if our completely upgraded roster gets there to begin with.
Love has become public enemy #1 on this board, and you are oblivious to the fact that he his exponentially the reason we can compete...
Unless you are happy watching role players (albeit monster upgrade at role players) will us into the 10th seed.
If you want the ultimate, you've got to be willing to pay the ultimate price. It's not tragic to die doing what you love.
Love: 18.3pts (ts 45.8%) 14rebs (total rebound 22.6%) 70.4%FT 2.2TO with an offensive to defensive rating of 101/100
Pek: 16.2pts (ts 55.9%) 8.7rebs (total rebound 15.2%) 78.2% FT 2.4TO with an offensive to defensive rating of 113/104
It is actually one of my biggest pet peeves, just play the game because the game doesn't revolve around you.
Also, i am not advocating a Love trade, if a fair offer comes up sure. He needs to shape up, his bad attitude is pathetic for a grown man. He also needs to wait till he is healed to play, dont try and be the hero again because it hurt himself and the team.
Are we better with him out? yes and no. The love of last year we would be 50+ games with a healthy roster. Love of this year... well i think his poor attitude is a problem and it hurts our team more than his production helps. (because playing 4 on 5 on D is a good way to win games? )
It makes me wonder if the "bad blood" he complained about last year were people calling him out for being a baby. (Maybe Wes J told him off, hahaha)
This team needs the Love of 2011-2012 to do anything significant, and if you all are right that he's more of a liability than an asset to this team, then I think Kahn's whole 'plan' will have to be blown up.
I'm not looking for heroes - I'm too old, and I've known too many professional athletes to think that any of them would be a candidate for hero status. There simply aren't very many great athletes that aren't selfish and egotistical and highly flawed - and I tend to think that if they weren't they wouldn't get to that level anyway.
Dudes, Kevin Love sucks so hard it's not even funny. D League talent at best. Oh, wait....he has a broken hand. Nevermind. He might whine and ***** a lot, but he is a ****ing beast when HEALTHY!!
And yes, I am a proponent of looking into trading Love (that's not saying "trade him for whatever you can get"). I could look back for the exact date I decided upon this but it was before his comments came out. I just am simply tired of his attitude towards defense and playing as a team. This is a fellow who said he'd be okay with his stats dropping "a little bit" if it meant that the team was winning i.e. stats are far important too him. Love hasn't matured at all from last year and that is the problem.