Comment of the Day: No D in K-Love
But in stark contrast to the Timberwolves' greatest Kevin, he's not known for playing defense.
As a result, our K-Love tribute didn't feature video of any great defensive plays or mention accomplishments on that end of the floor. (Not that that's hugely surprising -- defense rarely makes the highlight reels, after all.)
Nonetheless, the point Craig Larson made in a tweet he sent our way should be kept in mind during any discussion about Love's standing as one of the NBA's top players:
On the other hand, check out what SB Nation has to say about the defensive abilities of Andrew Wiggins, the 19-year-old the Wolves acquired for Love:
@citypages Wait, what about all those great defensive plays?-- Craig Larson (@craigslarson) August 25, 2014
Wiggins uses his athleticism best on defense. He's extremely quick laterally and can recover back to his man faster than anyone in the draft. He's fast enough to stay in front of smaller guards and tall enough to guard bigger wings.Sounds more like the Wolves' greatest Kevin than K-Love, doesn't it?
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