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Old 02-26-2009, 10:04 AM   #31
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Default Re: How good is Kevin Love ?

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21 ppg, 11.9 rpg, 0.9 bpg
I don't think he'd ever average anything close to that on a decent to good team. At least in the PPG department.
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Old 02-26-2009, 10:20 AM   #32
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You're probably looking at a smaller but better version of Brad Miller.
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Old 02-26-2009, 10:20 AM   #33
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Default Re: How good is Kevin Love ?

I can see Kevin Love as being Antonio Davis 2.0. A bit undersized vertically, but a good workhorse player, a solid scorer (maybe 16 ppg in his prime), and a great rebounder in the 10-12 rpg range.
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Old 02-26-2009, 12:19 PM   #34
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I always thought that...but the last few games I've seen him I've wondered if he has grown. Bosh is pushing a barefoot 6'11+ and he doesn't seem to have much height on Dwight this year, where he did early in there careers. It could just be my imagination though.
Well, I'm friends with Jameer so those are the words out of his mouth. Turkoglu is taller than Howard.
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Old 02-26-2009, 12:35 PM   #35
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Well, I'm friends with Jameer so those are the words out of his mouth. Turkoglu is taller than Howard.

Cool. He's seems bigger when he's destroying my team in the Playoffs :)
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Old 02-26-2009, 12:41 PM   #36
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Default Re: How good is Kevin Love ?

I know he's a pudgeball and always has been from what I can tell, but I'd like to see him shed 20lbs or so and see if it improves his quickness and stamina.
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Old 02-26-2009, 12:44 PM   #37
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very high basketball iq. i think you can put him on any team, and he'd make that team better. he's also a lot more athletic than he looks.
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Old 02-26-2009, 01:14 PM   #38
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he's an unbelievably good rebounder for his size. he has a TRB% (total-rebound percentage) of 21.6%, which is just higher than marcus camby, and just lower than dwight howard, two guys MUCH bigger than he. he's responsible for 4 of minnisota's 18 wins, which is about 22%, second most on the team. he has a very diverse skill set; that being said he's held back by his build. He's an incredible role player. to me he seems like a bigger shane battier that shows up more on the stat sheet. I don't know how well he complements al jefferson, as they are somewhat similar, but I think he could really shine on a contender.
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Old 02-26-2009, 01:18 PM   #39
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you think he would ONLY average 10 rebounds a game when he gets starter minutes (~36) hes already getting like 8.8 in 24 minutes as a rookie. in fact if i remember correctly a couple days ago against the raptors the announcers said that he was one of only 5 players ever to get 20% of the total team rebounds for players under 23


Okay, that wins the award for the most ridiculous stat of the day. Who researches this stuff?
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Old 02-26-2009, 01:47 PM   #40
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Great rebounder with a robust offensive skill set he still hasn't learned to utuilize at the NBA level.

He's undersized, especially at the C spot, so he struggles covering skilled offensive big men. He also doesn't have the best lateral movement, so he struggles to contain quick SF's and PF's.


We definatley haven't seen the best of Kevin Love yet. his defense can improve over time, especially if he puts in the work to become a "crafty vet", which I think he will. I'de also like to see him extend his range on the court. He has a nice stroke, and I'de like to see him extend the defense ala Mehmet Okur.
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You're probably looking at a smaller but better version of Brad Miller.
This is probably the closest comparison.

A smaller Brad Miller with a lot of hustle. The guy really knows how to throw his body around to get after the boards.
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Old 02-26-2009, 02:02 PM   #42
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Okay, that wins the award for the most ridiculous stat of the day. Who researches this stuff?
Here. It took about a minute to look up on basketball reference. Now there are a few qualifiers here, it's Total Rebounding percentage from the 73-74 season until now because that's when offensive rebounds began to be counted (any TR% before that is slightly suspect just because the raw numbers are somewhat unknown). Also it's for players that played at least 24 minutes a game and also only of first year players (although in the end this only really knocks out Charles Oakley's rookie season).
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Great rebounder with a robust offensive skill set he still hasn't learned to utuilize at the NBA level.

He's undersized, especially at the C spot, so he struggles covering skilled offensive big men. He also doesn't have the best lateral movement, so he struggles to contain quick SF's and PF's.


We definatley haven't seen the best of Kevin Love yet. his defense can improve over time, especially if he puts in the work to become a "crafty vet", which I think he will. I'de also like to see him extend his range on the court. He has a nice stroke, and I'de like to see him extend the defense ala Mehmet Okur.
Except if he did that he wouldn't get nearly so many rebounds, the reason he rebounds so well is that he parks his fat ass in the paint every time up the floor, it's a wonder how he doesn't get called for more 3 seconds.
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Except if he did that he wouldn't get nearly so many rebounds, the reason he rebounds so well is that he parks his fat ass in the paint every time up the floor, it's a wonder how he doesn't get called for more 3 seconds.
wow a PF that plays in the paint kick him out of the league. that is what a PF/C is supposed to do you retard.


had to bump this so people realize that K. love is the real vanilla bean/white chocolate
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wow a PF that plays in the paint kick him out of the league. that is what a PF/C is supposed to do you retard.


had to bump this so people realize that K. love is the real vanilla bean/white chocolate
But this guy was saying that he should shoot more 3's and stretch the floor, that was my point, not that he shouldn't play in the paint dumbass.
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