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Old 11-11-2010, 06:50 PM   #16 (permalink)
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wont work....Love to small to play Center,hed get punished..and that pick is gold..Only trade it for a SUPER STAR
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Old 11-12-2010, 02:04 AM   #17 (permalink)
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wont work....Love to small to play Center,hed get punished..and that pick is gold..Only trade it for a SUPER STAR
At least he's capable of playing in the post and being effective. He may get punished by some of the stronger centers, but he'll do very well against most guys. He's also young and can grow with the rest of the team.

As for the pick, it's only a 10th pick or worse. That's why we've hung onto it for so long, Minnesota has picked above 10 for quite a few years in a row. I'd even consider tossing in a 2nd rounder, possibly a 1st, Love has legit talent.
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I doubt Love is still on the trading block if he even was before. The Wolves have made some pretty stupid moves the last year and a half, but to trade love would be absolutely moronic. They already got rid of big Al, so there is no reason they should give away one of their only good post player. That bastard Love is making me look like a fool in my fantasy league. I wish I took him instead of Al Jefferson.
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I doubt Love is still on the trading block if he even was before. The Wolves have made some pretty stupid moves the last year and a half, but to trade love would be absolutely moronic. They already got rid of big Al, so there is no reason they should give away one of their only good post player. That bastard Love is making me look like a fool in my fantasy league. I wish I took him instead of Al Jefferson.
Kurt Rambis has been benching Love for no good reason, regardless of his great play. At the very least, things are not happy there. I would be surprised to see both guys still on the team by the end of the season.

Of course, if Minnesota's management has any brains at all (which they don't seem to), they would fire Rambis for this nonsense.
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You rate Kaman the same way you rate K. Perkins in Boston. Kaman comes to work, plays hard , runs the floor. Defends, rebounds and tries hard. Very few big men give the effort he does. He gets hurt because he is willing to take the punishment. Notice Jordan makes fancy right hand dunks and blocks....but, no boards ?? Kaman will get those boards every night !

Forget Brand. Kaman played best when he had Cassell or any real PG. Baron just waits to make the big 4th quarter shots. Hogging the ball and shooting them out of games then blames everyone but, himself. Ever notice how when he gets hurt, the ball moves better ? Posters above me already made that point.

You have Bledsoe and Gordon at guards
Aminu and Griffin at forwards.
Kaman and Jordan as centers. Build around that.

I would give Baron away for free if that's what it took. It would be addition by subtraction. Maybe you could con the Knicks to take him for Curry's deal. They throw un Felton( a real PG) and Clips throw in fat Gomes LOL ? Too much sense ?

Josh isn't moving anywhere. He has a trade kicker. Who ever gets him has to pay him $16 million a year !
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Kurt Rambis has been benching Love for no good reason, regardless of his great play. At the very least, things are not happy there. I would be surprised to see both guys still on the team by the end of the season.

Of course, if Minnesota's management has any brains at all (which they don't seem to), they would fire Rambis for this nonsense.
Well coaches and players clash all the time. I just don't see them trading Love, and even if they do, they will definitely want something good in return. Lets say they do trade him; it probably won't be to the Clippers, and if they were to trade Love to the Clippers, I'm sure they would want 1 or more of our young players rather than Kaman.
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Well coaches and players clash all the time. I just don't see them trading Love, and even if they do, they will definitely want something good in return. Lets say they do trade him; it probably won't be to the Clippers, and if they were to trade Love to the Clippers, I'm sure they would want 1 or more of our young players rather than Kaman.
Minnesota has inquired about Kaman before, so it's possible they may still be interested. If they traded away Love (which I agree would be absolutely stupid to do, but it's possible), they would have pretty much no one with any post game at all. With that said, it seems likely that they would trade Love for another post guy. Kaman + 1st rounder + anyone not named Griffin/Gordon/Bledsoe seems like it's giving up quite a bit.
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Outside of Blake Griffin (and occasionally Eric Gordon) this team is crap. Baron either doesn't care or just got too old to make a difference. And Kaman looks like he's regressing behind another good PF... again.

So with Josh Smith possibly being available, I think the clips could only get better by offering Baron and a 1st rounder.

Apparently there's a rumor that Kevin Love might be available as well (after getting benched), maybe something like Kaman + Minnesota's 1st for Love & filler could work out?

Either way, the clips need some major changes if they've got any hope of making the playoffs.
We do need to make some changes, and the spot we have to address first is the small forward position.
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Re: Josh Smith is available, maybe Kevin Love also?

I'm not seeing how either of these are supposed to help the Clippers. Smith is a pure power forward who is a liability at any other position, and there's no way he's starting over Griffin.

Love is a rebounding role player who doesn't play defense and can't play the center position effectively on a contender. There isn't a place for either of these guys on this Clippers team.
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I'm not seeing how either of these are supposed to help the Clippers. Smith is a pure power forward who is a liability at any other position, and there's no way he's starting over Griffin.

Love is a rebounding role player who doesn't play defense and can't play the center position effectively on a contender. There isn't a place for either of these guys on this Clippers team.
Uh... what? Josh Smith plays SF. He occasionally fills in at PF, but 90% of the time he's a SF, which is where he'd be on the clippers.

And calling Love a role player? He's putting up 21 pts and 15.6 rebounds a game! He also a 7 footer that shoots 3 pointers pretty well and 88% free throws!

I really don't think you've seen either of these guys play basketball. But either way, it doesn't matter now, it was just rumors that they were available, not anymore.

Iguodala is the guy the clippers should be aiming for.
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So word is that teams are making offers to Minnesota for Kevin Love. I think he'd be a good fit with the rest of the clippers and certainly cannot do worse than Kaman. And who knows, maybe Kaman will play better in his native habitat.

How about something like:

Kaman + Minnesota's 1st for Love + Brewer

We'd immediately move Love back to his natural position at center, and Brewer could try his hand at being a respectable SF. At the very least, he'd provide some defense on the wing.
This would be a good fit for us, but as for Minny why would they entertain this? Are they not happy with the guy?
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This would be a good fit for us, but as for Minny why would they entertain this? Are they not happy with the guy?
Back when I started this thread, Rambis was benching Love for no good reason early into the season and there were rumblings that Love was very unhappy there. It seems like things have gotten better since then, so trading for Love is unlikely at this point.

Then again, Minnesota has made some dumbass trades before and totally mismanaged KG throughout his career. So it's not completely out of the question that Love could be had for the right price.

A 3-man rotation of Griffin-Love-Jordan would be ridiculous though.
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