Is K-Love good for more than one and done?
There are people who think so because they are of the opinion that he will not be such a success in the NBA.
In fact, I know a long-time basketball observer who is a personal friend of Pete Newell and has helped at his Big Man Camps who thinks Love is not a first rounder.
Not only does he think he is not going in the first round, but he thinks that he will stick around for three years.
Whoo Hoo! I sure hope he is right, but I don't know.
Here are the observations that I would love to hear your takes on:
*Love is not 6-10, but only 6-8 and a half. He is huge, but not strong and needs to replace some bulk with muscle.
*While Love has dominated many inside players in the Pac-10, my friend said he would not have similar success against real NBA centers who can actually jump and have some athleticism. The Lopez twins and Brockman are not very athletic and don't jump well either.
*Said friend says he would play forward in the NBA and challenged me to think about what would happen if he tried to guard, say, Lamar Odom.
*He asked me to name a big white guy who was ever drafted highly who turned out to be a huge star.
*He said Love lacks the impeccable timing to block shots that Walton had, even though he is often compared to him.
*Finally, he says he needs to lose 10 pounds of fat and add 10 pounds of muscle and then he could be a middle second rounder in a couple years.
What do you think? Is my friend full of it or does he have some good points? I sure hope some NBA people share his opinion so that Love will stick around and play for us a while longer.