"Everybody Knows That Kevin Love Wants To Be A Laker."

"Everybody Knows That Kevin Love Wants To Be A Laker."

Postby Kobe8Fan on Thu Jan 09, 2014 8:08 pm

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Kevin Love is not a happy camper, and as usual, he isn't afraid to share his feelings about it.

Even without the Timberwolves' latest close-game failure on Wednesday night against Phoenix -- which infuriated Love and inspired him to rip two of his teammates without naming them -- Minnesota has a familiar issue on its hands. Facing the eternal question that confronted the Nuggets with Carmelo Anthony, the Magic with Dwight Howard, the Jazz with Deron Williams and the Cavaliers with LeBron James, the Timberwolves must at some point ask themselves the following: When do you trade a star player who doesn't want to be there?

Love, in his sixth season and the second of a four-year extension (more on that later), has yet to make the playoffs in Minnesota. The team's highest win total since drafting Love fifth overall in 2008 was 31 last season.

With Ricky Rubio healthy and new leadership in the form of Flip Saunders replacing the erratic, irascible David Kahn, the Wolves seemed to be on their way to better days. But with a 104-103 loss to Phoenix on Wednesday night, Minnesota dropped to 0-10 in games decided by four points or fewer.

Based on their 2.7-point pace-adjusted scoring differential, the Wolves should be a top-10 team in the NBA. Instead they're 17-18 and 2 1/2 games out of a playoff spot. Nerves, understandably, are frayed.

Whether Minnesota's inability to win close games is a random event or something more sinister is a matter of interpretation (as is, frankly, Love's culpability for it). But with Love's boiling point registering again, there's no debating the similarity between his situation and those of impatient stars who came before him and used impending free agency as leverage.

When time came to sign Love to an extension during the lockout-shortened 2011-12 season, Kahn declined to give Love a five-year, 30 percent max deal under the newly minted Derrick Rose rule. Love had to settle for a four-year deal in which he demanded -- and received -- a player option after the third season.

That opt-out is coming in July 2015 and will be a guiding force in every decision that the new GM, Saunders, makes between now and then. Essentially, Saunders will be faced with the same predicament that encumbered Masai Ujiri in Denver with Anthony; Otis Smith in Orlando with Howard; Kevin O'Connor in Utah with Williams; and, once upon a time, Danny Ferry in Cleveland with James.

It's worth noting that, of the aforementioned executives, only O'Connor in Utah is still running his team. Ujiri left by choice, and with a massive raise, to take over the Raptors. Smith and Ferry were fired.

James' situation was a special circumstance. His talent and impact are so immense that you couldn't fault the Cavs for rolling the dice and making every last-ditch effort to persuade him to stay. At the same time, James left Cleveland almost four years ago, and the Cavs have yet to recover.

Ditto for the Magic, who could've saved themselves a whole lot of trouble if Smith had gone against conventional wisdom and traded Howard a year before his final season in Orlando. Howard has since spurned a second team, the Lakers, who got literally nothing in exchange for Howard on his way out the door to Houston.

Anthony's situation in Denver was the most unique because he was the last impending free agent to take advantage of a now-defunct provision in the previous collective bargaining agreement whereby he was able to force a trade to the team of his choice and receive a max extension at the same time. The extend-and-trade tool was done away with in the 2011 CBA, and the length of extensions in general was reduced to the point of irrelevance.

Three years after the Melo deal, it's still unclear which team won. The Knicks got one 54-win season and a trip to the conference semifinals out of it, but now are in shambles and have few tradable assets left after going all-in with Anthony. On top of that, the Knicks face the threat of Anthony's next flirtation with free agency this summer, when he will exercise his early termination option and hit the market. The Nuggets are still trying to find their way back to contention with new leadership after the departure of Ujiri and ownership's decision to dump coach George Karl.

The situation most similar to Love's, by far, was Utah's showdown with Williams in 2011. Coming out of the lockout and on the heels of James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh teaming up in Miami, the Jazz got wind of Williams' wandering eye around the 2011 All-Star break in LA, where Williams was telling All-Star teammates that he longed to join Amar'e Stoudemire with the Knicks when he became a free agent. The information was so credible that O'Connor, the Jazz's shrewd top basketball executive, decided not to wait for the door to hit Williams in the rear on his way to New York. A season-and-a-half ahead of Williams' free agency, O'Connor traded him there instead -- to the Nets, who were on the verge of a move to Brooklyn.

O'Connor had far more leverage at the 2011 trade deadline than he would've had a year later, when all of his potential trade partners would've known that he was going to lose Williams as a free agent. It was a masterstroke, though even in getting out in front of the problem and securing reasonable assets, it still isn't clear that O'Connor won the deal.

The Nets got Williams to re-sign and subsequently tried to build a superteam around him -- a team that is 14-21 with a massive luxury-tax bill and few options for changing course. On top of it, Williams' chronically bad ankles have slowed him again and have become such a concern that even Rockets GM Daryl Morey -- who not long ago was intrigued by the possibility of pairing Williams and Howard in a deal with the Nets involving Omer Asik and Jeremy Lin -- has backed away.

The Jazz enjoyed two straight winning seasons without Williams, but are 12-25 this season, dead last in the West. Derrick Favors, the centerpiece of the Williams trade, has since signed a four-year, $49 million extension and is the team's second-leading scorer, leading rebounder and leading shot-blocker. Two key draft picks acquired, Enes Kanter and Trey Burke (via trade with Minnesota) are still developing.

So what do Saunders and the Timberwolves do about Love? Play their hand to conclusion and hope for the best, as Ferry did in Cleveland and Smith did in Orlando? Or get out in front of the problem, like O'Connor did in Utah?

There's no clear answer, and no guarantees that one strategy will work better than the other. It's worth noting, of course, that Love shares the same wanderlust for a bigger market that led to Williams' departure from Utah. He also shares the same agent, New York-based Jeff Schwartz.

“They should trade him,” one Eastern Conference executive said. “No one thinks he's staying. Everyone knows he wants to go to the Lakers.”

But not all executives agree, and while none would wish Saunders' dilemma on his worst enemy, there's another situation that bears comparison to Love's. That would be the one involving LaMarcus Aldridge and the Portland Trail Blazers.

As Portland endured front-office turmoil and the bad luck of losing No. 1 pick Greg Oden and franchise cornerstone Brandon Roy to devastating knee injuries, it once seemed that Aldridge's days in Portland were numbered. Though he frequently said all the right things publicly, suspicions around the league were growing stronger that a third straight non-playoff season this year would force the Blazers' hand as Aldridge approached his 2015 date with unrestricted free agency.

Portland GM Neil Olshey stayed the course, found Damian Lillard in the draft, put the right pieces around Aldridge, and voila: the Blazers have been the surprise story of the league with the third-best record in the West.

Just like that, things can turn. And as GMs who've been through the free-agent dance with star players know all too well, it can go either way with Love. Whichever strategy Minnesota employs, there's one thing for sure: the result, one way or the other, will be transformative for the franchise.


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Re: "Everybody Knows That Kevin Love Wants To Be A Laker."

Postby Weezy on Thu Jan 09, 2014 8:12 pm

I agree that they SHOULD trade him, they're a crap franchise and he's being completely wasted there, and I do not believe he is going to stay either and they will lose him for nothing. That said they certainly wouldn't be smart to trade him to us, they could get way better packages for him from so many other teams.
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Postby noobiew on Thu Jan 09, 2014 8:19 pm

"Kevin Love Wants To Be A Laker" - This is the worst keep secret in the league lol, everyone know it.
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Postby Rooscooter on Thu Jan 09, 2014 8:29 pm

Wanting to be a Laker and getting here are two different things. We've got nothing to offer and if it's that widely known they will trade him to someone else before they lose him in the opt out.

He's a nice piece but his injury history make him a gamble as a max player.
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Re: "Everybody Knows That Kevin Love Wants To Be A Laker."

Postby Lets Go Lakers on Thu Jan 09, 2014 10:53 pm

I would be absolutely thrilled if we can get this guy. I've always been a big fan of his game.
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Postby MadMax on Thu Jan 09, 2014 10:54 pm

How many pages will this go until 2015?
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Postby Alleyhoops on Fri Jan 10, 2014 12:30 am

Rooscooter wrote:Wanting to be a Laker and getting here are two different things. We've got nothing to offer and if it's that widely known they will trade him to someone else before they lose him in the opt out.

He's a nice piece but his injury history make him a gamble as a max player.

Love will carry his contract with him wherever he goes, meaning he will probably opt out after 2015, leaving the team that traded for him with nothing. We've seen this before. It's a considerable gamble for anyone to trade away valuable assets for a one year rental -- especially if it's known around the league that he has a different, favored destination in mind.
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Postby 432J on Fri Jan 10, 2014 12:36 am

this has been well known for a very long time now

and it would seem just right seeing him in the purple and gold
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Postby therealdeal on Fri Jan 10, 2014 12:48 am

I've just got a feeling that's what the Lakers have in mind. I guess some of you guys think Bledsoe isn't getting the max (which would end up costing 4/48 I believe) so if we could get him this summer for 4/44...

We'd have Bledsoe at 11, Kobe at 25, and a rookie at 5 totaling 41 million and leaving roughly 17... Just enough to get Love.

Bledsoe/Kobe/Rookie/Love/Sacre(?)

I like the sound of that.
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Postby Kit on Fri Jan 10, 2014 1:29 am

Antoni would jizz in his pants so hard if he has this true stretch 4 who rebounds
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Postby bystander on Fri Jan 10, 2014 4:43 am

It would be absurd for the Wolves to trade him to LA. He's going to sign here if he really wants to and the Lakers want him. But I hope if he comes he comes as a 2nd player, like Pau was in his prime. Kevin Love is not a max player or franchise player that can lead a team to a championship.
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Postby thisbjgz on Fri Jan 10, 2014 4:49 am

Maybe Jalen Rose will be right...

we will have Westbrook and Love come 2016 :man1:
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Postby escobar8 on Fri Jan 10, 2014 5:43 am

it would be my wet dream...i think he can absolutly become laker if he wants...
even if they trade him to other team he can sign with us after that one year...
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Postby Rooscooter on Fri Jan 10, 2014 7:41 am

Alleyhoops wrote:
Rooscooter wrote:Wanting to be a Laker and getting here are two different things. We've got nothing to offer and if it's that widely known they will trade him to someone else before they lose him in the opt out.

He's a nice piece but his injury history make him a gamble as a max player.

Love will carry his contract with him wherever he goes, meaning he will probably opt out after 2015, leaving the team that traded for him with nothing. We've seen this before. It's a considerable gamble for anyone to trade away valuable assets for a one year rental -- especially if it's known around the league that he has a different, favored destination in mind.


I didn't finish my point….. I think Love is a fantastic number 2 guy, not a primary leader on a championship caliber team. Waiting for his FA (summer 15 at the earliest) and spending a Max slot on him isn't what I'd prefer for the Lakers. If we could trade for him and keep him under contract while we find another top player I'd be for it 100%. Since we have nothing to trade it's really a moot point.

He puts up impressive stats however I'm not completely sold on his desire and his injury history isn't so great either. If he can't push a moderately talented Min team to the playoffs what's he going to do here when our talent level makes that team look like an All Star team?
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Postby Lets Go Lakers on Fri Jan 10, 2014 8:56 am

escobar8 wrote:it would be my wet dream...i think he can absolutly become laker if he wants...
even if they trade him to other team he can sign with us after that one year...


That's exactly what i'm hoping for, which is identical to Dwight's situation. If they let him walk, he almost certainly signs here. Even if he is traded, he will probably come here if that's what he wants. So i'm very hopeful it happens.
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Postby Lets Go Lakers on Fri Jan 10, 2014 8:58 am

Rooscooter wrote:
Alleyhoops wrote:
Rooscooter wrote:Wanting to be a Laker and getting here are two different things. We've got nothing to offer and if it's that widely known they will trade him to someone else before they lose him in the opt out.

He's a nice piece but his injury history make him a gamble as a max player.

Love will carry his contract with him wherever he goes, meaning he will probably opt out after 2015, leaving the team that traded for him with nothing. We've seen this before. It's a considerable gamble for anyone to trade away valuable assets for a one year rental -- especially if it's known around the league that he has a different, favored destination in mind.


I didn't finish my point….. I think Love is a fantastic number 2 guy, not a primary leader on a championship caliber team. Waiting for his FA (summer 15 at the earliest) and spending a Max slot on him isn't what I'd prefer for the Lakers. If we could trade for him and keep him under contract while we find another top player I'd be for it 100%. Since we have nothing to trade it's really a moot point.

He puts up impressive stats however I'm not completely sold on his desire and his injury history isn't so great either. If he can't push a moderately talented Min team to the playoffs what's he going to do here when our talent level makes that team look like an All Star team?


The guy is without a shadow of a doubt, a top 10 player and has not even entered his prime yet. The guy is a rare talent and we should give him a max contract without hesitation.
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Postby Rooscooter on Fri Jan 10, 2014 9:43 am

Lets Go Lakers wrote:
Rooscooter wrote:
Alleyhoops wrote:
Rooscooter wrote:Wanting to be a Laker and getting here are two different things. We've got nothing to offer and if it's that widely known they will trade him to someone else before they lose him in the opt out.

He's a nice piece but his injury history make him a gamble as a max player.

Love will carry his contract with him wherever he goes, meaning he will probably opt out after 2015, leaving the team that traded for him with nothing. We've seen this before. It's a considerable gamble for anyone to trade away valuable assets for a one year rental -- especially if it's known around the league that he has a different, favored destination in mind.


I didn't finish my point….. I think Love is a fantastic number 2 guy, not a primary leader on a championship caliber team. Waiting for his FA (summer 15 at the earliest) and spending a Max slot on him isn't what I'd prefer for the Lakers. If we could trade for him and keep him under contract while we find another top player I'd be for it 100%. Since we have nothing to trade it's really a moot point.

He puts up impressive stats however I'm not completely sold on his desire and his injury history isn't so great either. If he can't push a moderately talented Min team to the playoffs what's he going to do here when our talent level makes that team look like an All Star team?


The guy is without a shadow of a doubt, a top 10 player and has not even entered his prime yet. The guy is a rare talent and we should give him a max contract without hesitation.


Must be the jerseys up there in Min then….. sad that it's holding him back from leading a team isn't it?
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Postby Doc Brown on Fri Jan 10, 2014 9:56 am

I'm not that high on Love, I need to see what he does in the playoffs + playing a full season before I would throw max money at him.

An injury prone player putting up stats on a bad team, I don't think it's crazy to doubt giving him a max deal.

His teams shouldn't be as bad as they are. That's also another indicator to me that we might not be able to depend on him. Put another "top 10 player" on those squads and I doubt the record is as bad.
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Postby Savory Griddles on Fri Jan 10, 2014 10:02 am

therealdeal wrote:I've just got a feeling that's what the Lakers have in mind. I guess some of you guys think Bledsoe isn't getting the max (which would end up costing 4/48 I believe) so if we could get him this summer for 4/44...

We'd have Bledsoe at 11, Kobe at 25, and a rookie at 5 totaling 41 million and leaving roughly 17... Just enough to get Love.

Bledsoe/Kobe/Rookie/Love/Sacre(?)

I like the sound of that.


Not bad, but I don't think there's any way Phoenix doesn't match a 4/44 contract for Bledsoe. No way. I think Monroe is much more attainable simply because the Pistons will want to spend their money on Drummond over Monroe and Smith is already locked in.

Rookie (I pray for Marcus Smart)/Kobe/Henry(?)/Love/Monroe

I see that as a more likely scenario. And to be honest, probably a better overall team. I think Smart may end up being the most valuable player out of this draft. A big, strong pg with all the tools.
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Postby lakerfan2 on Fri Jan 10, 2014 10:15 am

I still like Wiggins/Parker first, Embiid as well.

Farmar/Kobe/Wiggins(Parker)/Love/Hill

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Postby therealdeal on Fri Jan 10, 2014 10:29 am

Savory Griddles wrote:
therealdeal wrote:I've just got a feeling that's what the Lakers have in mind. I guess some of you guys think Bledsoe isn't getting the max (which would end up costing 4/48 I believe) so if we could get him this summer for 4/44...

We'd have Bledsoe at 11, Kobe at 25, and a rookie at 5 totaling 41 million and leaving roughly 17... Just enough to get Love.

Bledsoe/Kobe/Rookie/Love/Sacre(?)

I like the sound of that.


Not bad, but I don't think there's any way Phoenix doesn't match a 4/44 contract for Bledsoe. No way. I think Monroe is much more attainable simply because the Pistons will want to spend their money on Drummond over Monroe and Smith is already locked in.

Rookie (I pray for Marcus Smart)/Kobe/Henry(?)/Love/Monroe

I see that as a more likely scenario. And to be honest, probably a better overall team. I think Smart may end up being the most valuable player out of this draft. A big, strong pg with all the tools.

I've been tooting a Greg Monroe horn around here for a while already. I think he's easily one of the better options the Lakers might have a chance at. I think it's actually pretty likely the guy gets traded at the deadline this year because the Pistons aren't going to give him a max contract and that's what he'll demand.

The problem is that he'll absolutely be worth a max deal. Some people think Bledsoe won't be. If we get a high enough pick to make a difference on our team, we'll need someone to take less than the max so that by the summer of 2015 we have enough for Love.
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Postby lakerfan2 on Fri Jan 10, 2014 10:37 am

It's inevitable.

And I think, Minnesota will end up like Orlando and the Dwightmare situation.

They don't want to leave empty handed in 2015.

If a trade is going down, it's not going to be with another team. No one wants to "rent" Love, especially if he's already planning to leave for LA in 2015. A third team will be involved and one of them will have to take Pau and Minny will need more than that.
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Postby abeer3 on Fri Jan 10, 2014 11:17 am

if he was really dead set on la, he'd find a way here. players of his stature have a lot of leverage. people talk about the dwill deal, but he still ended up in ny, the big market in which he wanted to play.

hypothetically, if la has a decent pick this summer, and love has demanded out of minny, they could absorb his salary and move the pick to minny after it's made. that's a very laker thing to do.

of course, minny MAY get better offers, but if love says he plans to test UFA anywhere but LA, then why offer something of great value for him?
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Postby Lakerjones on Fri Jan 10, 2014 12:37 pm

Doc Brown wrote:I'm not that high on Love, I need to see what he does in the playoffs + playing a full season before I would throw max money at him.

An injury prone player putting up stats on a bad team, I don't think it's crazy to doubt giving him a max deal.

His teams shouldn't be as bad as they are. That's also another indicator to me that we might not be able to depend on him. Put another "top 10 player" on those squads and I doubt the record is as bad.


I also have my concerns about Love. I'm not convinced at all that he's a max money guy. As some have said, he might be a very good number 2 player, but he's definitely not what I would shoot for in terms of the franchise player. Maybe it's the Bruin in me, but I've been skeptical about him ever since he failed to deliver for us in the NCAA tourney and skipped town after only a year. I don't dislike him per se, but I'm not sold on him either. D' Antoni would love him but I really hope he's not around long enough to see him regardless.
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