KD & K.Love both force sign & trades here next summer for giant TPE's by threatening to walk for nothing (when are they unrestricted?).. That's like the pipest of pipe dreams.. If we could put those 2 next to Kobe for 14/15 & as long as Kobe can play, I think those 3 healthy + even a decent supporting cast = rings every season that they're healthy.. If we get to keep Gasol & Nash & they contribute, that's just icing on the cake..
Talk about 2 great players to have them as our cornerstones to build for contending post-Kobe, we would be absolutely set.. KD is young & athletic & already doesn't rely on his athleticism at all.. He's going to be a top 3 player well into his early/mid 30's in my opinion.. You never know when injuries will change things but as of now he's probably the #1 piece to build a team around.. I think his age & potential for longevity gives him the edge over Lebron.
As for K.Love, I know we all hope we can sign him in 2015 but if he finds a way to force his way here before then, I'd be ecstatic.. He wouldn't help us with our lack of a rim protector but he'd improve our defense by limiting 2nd chance points with his elite rebounding ability.. His ability to stretch the floor & rebound at that level gives him such a unique skillset.. I don't know about KD but I think Love will end up a Laker eventually. I wonder if he would have accepted a S&T to Minne to play with Rubio or if we could have somehow gotten Love-Pek in a 3way for Dwight & possibly Pau.. I think we made a huge mistake by just letting him walk where he wanted to. Easy to say in hindsight & I know noone wanted to bully Dwight into making a decision before FA because he's a baby, but they really should have sat down with him around the deadline & asked for a commitment & made it clear that we would have to shop him if he couldn't give atleast a verbal commitment.. Maybe he ends up in GS, we get Love & Pek, Min gets Barnes & Bogut.. That would have worked for everyone involved.. Oh well.. If we aren't able to do some amazing things with this capspace, we'll have quite a few losing seasons to debate these what if's.