Kevin Love has been absolutely fantastic this season, defying any and all expectations.
Analysis: The Minnesota Timberwolves are 15-47, an absolutely horrible number, but who cares because we’re playing fantasy sports, where wins don’t matter and good numbers on a bad team are actually a good thing. Kevin Love is having a historically great season and it seems to be a sign of things to come. He could be the first players since Moses Malone to average over 15 boards and 20 points a game. He has a nose for the boards and this benefits a lot more than his rebounding numbers. Despite playing on a Minnesota team with lousy point guards Love is still averaging over 20 points a game this season. This is in great part due to his rebounding ability. If Johnny Flynn can’t find Love down low, Love can still grab the offensive board and score some points with a put back. Imagine if he ever landed with an elite point guard, he would be fantasy gold at that point. If Love and Nash ever join forces that would be one potent combination. Love does a few things really well: he scores, he boards, and shoots the three ball efficiently and this has made him a hot topic among other players. Even Lebron James discussed how sad it was to see such a great player in Kevin Love, wasting away on a bad team. He stated this with the obvious implication that he would love Love to take his talents to South Beach.
Projection: If you need what Kevin Love is offering (boards, points, and made 3s) then don’t hesitate to make a trade for him, because he’s not slowing down anytime soon. Just be wary that despite being a power forward Love only shoots 47% from the field, and averages less than half a block a game. His other stats more than make up for the lack of blocking, but it is something to be mindful of before making a move for Love.