Discussion in 'Portland Trail Blazers' started by Rastapopoulos, Jun 17, 2019.
I'd add temperament, lack of local distractions, and injury history (or lack thereof) to this list.
The guy can’t stay healthy. Collins is only.... what..... 21? It’s a bad gamble.
Injury history is on my list, ha ha.
Other than name recognition, Love is a terrible fit on our roster and ruins any chance of cap flexibility for the next 4 years.
LOL my bad, I'm still pre-coffee!
Are we going for a championship or still in our rebuild mode?
Kevin Love won't help us get there. In fact his contract would be detrimental to winning it all.
Kevin Love for Hassan Whiteside
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The Portland Trail Blazers just acquired Hassan Whiteside. He figures to be the starting center until Jusuf Nurkic returns from a broken leg, but at that point, Portland should probably look into trading Whiteside again.
And wouldn't you know it, Whiteside's expiring contract is big enough to trade for Kevin Love. Portland would almost certainly have to attach a young player or future draft considerations, but the economic incentive here would be strong.
The Cleveland Cavaliers are in the midst of a (nearly) full-scale rebuild. They may not be competitive during the life of Love's current deal, which runs through 2023. The last step in this teardown is to move him. It would open up long-term flexibility under the salary cap and push the team to find a 4 who fits Collin Sexton and Darius Garland's timeline.
For the Blazers, this deal is pretty obvious, assuming they won't have to attach too many assets to Whiteside.
When Nurkic comes back, he'll likely regain his old role. He's a far better passer, a more complete scorer and a comparable defender. Last season, Whiteside was sixth among centers in defensive real plus-minus, while Nurkic was 11th. (Nurkic was sixthoverall, while Whiteside was 18th.)
They may try to play them together, but Love would fit better. That would give Portland one of the best passing frontcourts in the league. Love would give it some range too.
Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum carried Portland all the way to the Western Conference Finals this season. A starting five of Lillard, McCollum, Rodney Hood, Love and Nurkic could push this team to the next level.
Why are you so enamored with big names?
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I still think Loves offensive skillset would be great in Portland, he’d be a great outlet from traps for Dame and CJ, he can put the ball on the floor and pass.
He’s got a long list of negatives but I still kind of like him. Also tend to think he’s better than what they’d get with cap flexibility.
Also will need another big to play big minutes while Zachs in foul trouble every game...
I originally voted "yes, for scrubs".
That was before we got rid of our scrubs.
There’s a strong chance Love plays harder and better for a hometown contender. That said I’m probably still a no.
Love's name just keeps coming up...in association with Portland.
The 5 best assets Cavs could potentially get back in Kevin Love trade
Love might come back to Portland...after he retires. Not before
We have expert fans in this forum that know what's going to happen.
Loves on a 4 year contract so I dont know how CJ could...
Oh. Hi BGD.
get him to demand a trade and put it out there how much he hates everyone but Portland. I dunno Im trying lol.
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