5 Reasons Why The Cavs’ Trade For Kevin Love Was Successful
#3 Wiggins’ slow progression
The 2013/14 season was known for the ‘Battle of Wiggins’ for the NBA’s bottom feeders last season. Wiggins was the undoubted #1 pick going into the draft all season, especially after a Joel Embiid injury. Wiggins every move seemed to make an appearance on ESPN every night, seeing as he was supposed to be the face of whichever franchise he was drafted too. Not many people saw a Wiggins led team starting 5-21 a third of the way into his rookie season. Nevertheless, the kid’s got potential, but the Cavs just weren’t ready to wait.
Sure, if Wiggins had stayed in Cleveland this probably wouldn’t be the case, but it’s not so much the record, but an improvement in his overall game. Cavs fans will see tonight the raw athleticism that this kid has, and will be in awe, but athleticism was never going to win Cleveland a title.
So far this season, Wiggins is averaging 12.0 ppg, 4.0 rpg and 1.4 apg. Love is averaging 16.8 ppg, 10.5 rpg and 2.4 apg. Although numbers don’t mean everything in the NBA, this tells me that Love provides the Cavs a better option to win every night, and eventually be a part of the push for the NBA’s holy grail, the Larry O’Brien Trophy.
Continue to reason #4 on the next page!