With recent news about Kevin Love and his availability, the Dallas Mavericks are apparently trying to set up a trade with the Minnesota Timberwolves to bring the star power forward to the Big D. Getting a player like Love would help this offense in many ways. Love is one of the best three point shooters in the league, and he can make some plays with his back towards the basket. With the ability to score at will and rebound like no other, it is no surprise why teams are inquiring about Love. While getting a player like Love would help this team immediately, the UCLA product is set to be a free agent in 2015.
Acquiring Love would likely cost two first rounds picks, Monta Ellis, and maybe even Shane Larkin. In a crowded backcourt, Larkin hasn’t developed as many thought he would in his first season. In his last season at Miami, Barry Larkin’s kid was one of the best players in all of college basketball as he led his team into the sweet sixteen. Getting rid of Ellis would be a tough pill to swallow for Mavericks fans as the undersized guard has really turned around his game since he got to Dallas. Ellis was once-known as a chucker during his time with Golden State and Milwaukee. Many thought his game was best-used off the bench in a sixth man role. But, the Mavericks still a chance on Ellis by signing him to a three-year, $30 million contract with a player option on the third year.
With the ineptitude of the Timberwolves’ franchise, it is easy to see why Kevin Love would want to be traded. Regardless of his comments saying how he “loves” the franchise, the Timberwolves haven’t made the playoffs in year. Even with a roster of players like Love, Ricky Rubio, and Kevin Martin, the ‘Wolves are floating around in the bottom of the Western Conference with a record of 25-28. In this article, I will name three reasons why the Mavericks should not trade for Love.