Draft Outlook: Kevin Love
This is a special feature from guest blogger Christopher Sells.
By now, you’ve heard enough about Derrick Rose and Michael Beasley to make you feel like you’ve been watching them for a long time. If you’ve missed out, check here for John Nguyen’s piece on who should go one and who should go two. We’ll be shining some light on some of the draft’s other notable names in the next couple of days.
Kevin Love 6’9" 255 PF/C UCLA
07-08 Stats: 17.5 ppg, 10.6 rpg, 1.4 bpg, 55.9 FG%
Love has slowly made his way up the draft boards, from the late teens to as high as three in the eyes of some. While you’ll hear about his outlet passing abilities the most, Love also as good hands, is a good rebounder, and plays very well out of the high post. His conditioning, lack of athleticism and questionable speed and quickness are the things that may drop him out of the top half of the lottery. Some wonder if his game is more suited for college, as many of the big men he’ll face in the league will possess superior physical abilities than he.