This has been an exceptionally long break. Nothing has really gone on and all seems quiet on the forefront with the front office as far as trade rumors go.
But on ESPN Weekend Dime, a few NBA scouts had some nice things to say about Kevin Love and his fantastic season.
Western Conference scout on Kevin Love’s crazy numbers:
“I’ve wondered how he does it myself. The obvious thing is that he’s just got a knack for the ball rebounding-wise, but when he plays he’s impossible not to watch. Because he’s not like Rodman.
“The stuff they run for him [offensively] … he sets a screen and pops out like a guard and he doesn’t need much time to get that 3 off. He’s such a threat with the 3-ball and that’s not a usual thing for other big guys to cover. And what he’s starting to do better is pump fake and drive from the outside.
“It’s unusual for a guy that has that [rebounding] knack and works like [Love] does to be so skilled. I don’t think Minnesota has enough guys who are winners, guys who are unselfish and play for the team, but I think he’s going to be great for years.”
Here’s what an Eastern Conference scout had to say about the race to All-Star weekend between Love and Blake Griffin:
“I’ll be the first guy to say that I didn’t give Kevin Love enough respect. He’s a much better all-around player than I thought. But if I can only pick one for the All-Star Game, it’s got to be Blake. The game’s in L.A. He’s the rookie of the year. And he has the best kind of game for an All-Star Game to make TV viewers and fans in the crowd and Mr. Stern happy.