Kevin Love was interviewed after his workout with the Memphis Grizzlies.
What, if anything, did what you learned at UCLA prepare you for the NBA?
Toughness and also character. On the court, I’d definitely say defense because coach Howland emphasized that the whole year. In high school you kind of get to sit back a little bit, block shots. I still think I’m a good defensive rebounder and can block the shots, but in college with hedging out and switching, I definitely think that I improved my team defense throughout the year.
There is a video of his workout here, from Grizzblogs:
Love looks leaner than he ever did at UCLA and shoots the ball pretty well from NBA three point distance in the video.
The only bad thing about Love going to Memphis -- if he was to go to Memphis -- is that they are never on television in Los Angeles. You'd have to buy whatever NBA package there is out there and then have to sit through Grizzlies games. Lousy teams are rarely on TNT -- like once or twice a year or something like that and only because the league mandates that everyone get a national game or two -- so there will be little change to watch Love as a pro if you are on the West Coast.