5 Reasons Why Golden State Warriors Must Trade for Kevin Love

Kevin Love: 5 Reasons Why Golden State Warriors Must Trade for Him

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The Golden State Warriors have been at the forefront of most Kevin Love trade rumors for quite a while now, but a deal still hasn't gotten done. With other suitors for Love arising, it is in the Warriors' best interest to act soon. Here are 5 reasons why Golden State must trade for the Minnesota Timberwolves' star.

5. Huge Improvement Over David Lee

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5. Huge Improvement Over David Lee

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Kevin Love is a much better shooter than David Lee and has a more versatile offensive game overall. Both are minus players on the defensive end, but Love isn't quite as bad as Lee in that respect. Golden State's starting lineup presently looks strong at every position other than power forward; Love solves this problem.

4. Cleveland Cavaliers Are After Love

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4. Cleveland Cavaliers Are After Love

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The Cleveland Cavaliers are reportedly pursuing a trade for Kevin Love, with the only holdup being that the Timberwolves are demanding Andrew Wiggins. It's just a matter of time until the Cavaliers bite the bullet and make the deal; a combination of Love, LeBron James and Kyrie Irving is too much to pass up. The Warriors acquiring Love would improve their team as well and also prevent a major contender from getting better.

3. Klay Thompson Shouldn't Be Holding This Up

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3. Klay Thompson Shouldn't Be Holding This Up

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Golden State's unwillingness to include Klay Thompson in a deal for Love is apparently the chief reason that no trade has happened yet. Thompson is a solid starter, but Love is the best power forward in the world; there shouldn't be any question about this for the Warriors.

2. Love's Fit with Stephen Curry

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2. Love's Fit with Stephen Curry

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Pick and rolls involving Stephen Curry and Love would be an absolute nightmare for opposing defenses, and having the threat of both players' shooting on the court at the same time would open up the lane for everyone else. The offensive potential here is mind-boggling.

1. Love Makes Golden State a Contender

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1. Love Makes Golden State a Contender

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Trading for Love instantly vaults the Warriors into the championship picture. As things stand, Golden State is a playoff team with minimal chances of ever proceeding past the second round. If the Warriors are serious about contending, then the decision to trade for Love should be an incredibly easy one.

Sean Sarcu is a Chicago Blackhawks writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter or add him to your network on Google.

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  • JOHN

    I do not think the wolves will take a deal even with Thompson. Lee may turn out to be a major liability