OX1947 wrote:With Love making it clear on a yearly basis that he may not want to be in Minnesota, I think Love might be the only realistic young player with great skills available this offseason. And not only that, being able to use Gasol to get him. Is Love a franchise player? No. Would he be a great number 2? Absolutely. Obviously this would be predicated on Dwight staying, but if Lakers were able to send Gasol to Minny for Love, a front line of Love and Howard at the ages of 25 and 27 would be a great way to start the youth movement to the next title team.
Then at that point, Lakers would have to pray that one of the top PGs is available in 2014, but I dont know if that will happen. I am worried that the summer of 2014 will end up like the summer of 2010 for the Knicks.
Again, why do people keep thinking that Minny i going to trade Love to the Lakers?
Does Love want to be a Laker- yes. Would he fit amazingly well next to Dwight- yes.
But he is not on year by year basis as you put it. He's locked in for 2 more. Minny has NO reason trade him now. Especially for a guy on the wrong side of 30. Pau and Rubio is a cute story and all, but that doesn't mean it's a better team or a good move.
Besides that, they have a new GM and that is Flip Saunders. No way is he going to come in, trade their best player for Pau and still be respected. IF he wants to move Love, he'll get way better offers. Cle would offer a package of young players who fill needs. The Bulls could offer Gibson/Deng/Char Pick. Houston could offer a good package.
there is ZERO chance Love is traded to LA for Pau.