If it were up to Mike Krzyzewski, he wouldn't have to think twice about the Cavaliers trading No. 1 overall pick Andrew Wiggins to the Timberwolves for Kevin Love.
The Love-for-Wiggins deal has been proposed ever since LeBron James announced his decision to return to Cleveland. However, the speculatory proposal has been the subject of great debate among the basketball community. Some favor the deal and others do not. Count Coack K among the contingent that believes the Cavs should pull the trigger if they get a chance.
“I mean, I’ve coached him on two teams,” he said of Love. “No pun intended, but I love Kevin Love. He’s young, too. He’s 25. He was 21 (when I coached him). We had six 21-year-olds on our 2010 Istanbul team, and Kevin was one of them. He’s grown. He’s terrific. I would make that trade right away.”
Krzyzewski also added:
“You look at LeBron and you have the best player in the world,” Krzyzewski said. “He’s 29. I’m not saying he’s at the end of his career, but he’s in the second half of his career, let’s put it that way. And in the first half of his career, he was becoming a great player. He was a great talent becoming a great player. That takes time – just like if Wiggins or Bennett are going to be great, it’s not going to happen right now. They’re great talents. LeBron is a great player right now. You do not want to waste any year of a great player’s career.”
We won't know for sure how such a trade would pan out for both teams until many years from now. But Coach K makes some astute points here and he is one guy worth trusting when it comes to making crucial basketball decisions.
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