Kevin Love's future remains up in the air at present, with the Minnesota Timberwolves yet to strike a deal with any NBA franchise regarding their prized All-Star asset.
The Cleveland Cavaliers have been mentioned as a potential destination for Love in recent days with the prospect of number one overall draft pick Andrew Wiggins heading in the opposite direction a possibility.
No brainer for Coach K
As yet this sensational trade remains in the press office rather than the front office, but if legendary Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski was in the Cavaliers hot seat two of the NBA most talked about players right now would have already swapped rosters:
"There's absolutely not one second of hesitancy. I'd trade for Kevin Love," Coach K told CBS radio when asked about the Cavaliers' potential trade options.
"That's not saying anything bad about any of the other youngsters. Love's an All-Star and he's a double-double guy."
He isn't lying. Love averaged 26.1 points and 12.5 total rebounds last season for the Timberwolves as he emphasised his position amongst the NBA's elite.
Don't waste LeBron
Coach K is familiar with both Wiggins, whom he came up against during the most recent college season as Duke entertained Kansas, and Kevin Love with whom he has worked with as part of the Team USA set up.
It may surprise some that a man known for nurturing some of the best talent to emerge from college basketball in recent years is so adamant that the Cavaliers should sacrifice Wiggins, but his reasoning is hard to argue with:
"I've coach him on two teams, and no pun intended, I love Kevin Love. You look at LeBron, and you have the best player in the world. He's 29, I'm not saying he's at the end of his career, but he's in the second-half of his career," said the Duke coach in the same radio interview.
"LeBron is a great player right now, you do not want to waste any year of a great player's career. Love is close to being that. He's not as great a player as LeBron, but he's there. You know who Love is right now."
Win now philosophy
Kevin Love is undoubtedly a win-now investment that the Cavs would be foolish not to consider thoroughly. Recent reports have highlighted the 26-year-old's desire to play with LeBron James, whilst James himself is said to have been in contact with Love's team over a possible move so there is certainly a chance of the duo coming together next season. And if they did so they would undoubtedly form one of the most potent duos in the NBA.
Whether that is at the expense of Andrew Wiggins however remains in question. Especially considering the fact that the young star was set to sign his first pro contract with the Cavaliers Monday thus putting a dampener on the idea Cleveland plan to trade him away in pursuit of a win-now roster.
What do you think? Would you trade away the potential of Andrew Wiggins for the ability of Kevin Love?
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