Dwight in Los Angeles was surrounded by geriatrics and was being sold on what they could POSSIBLY do in the future as opposed to what they can do now. Love plays with the best player in the world plus one of the best point guards in the league. He gets to get paid superstar money to be the third wheel. He doesn't have to play defense at all.
Please let's not compare the two in order to convince yourself of a certain scenario coming to fruition.
You think that Steph(whom is an MVP candidate this year) isn't better?
It ain't about that you just play with a great player it's about the team's fit.
Fact of the matter is Golden State is the better fit, with the younger team and the better upside and the brighter future.
LeBron can't do it by himself and I'd pick up Curry this year over Kyrie. I'd definitely pick Thompson over Waiters or Marion.
LeBron over Iggy obviously. But Bogut over Varajao too, especially defensively. I'd also take Draymond Green and Harrison Barnes off the bench than anyone the Cavs currently have on theirs.
Like I said, if Golden State moves Lee, Love is going there. He'd be a fool not to. Better fit, better offensive fit, better perimeter threats to allow him to do what he wants to do without LeBron forcing him to primarily be a three point shooter.
What did the Lakers have with Dwight?
They had Kobe, Dwight, Pau and Nash, for most of the season Dwight, Pau and Kobe. Did Houston have better players at their positions?
Did Houston have the younger team ?
Did Houston have the brighter upside?
Did Houston have a young core that looked to be on the up and closer to Dwight's age?
Like I said. The ONLY thing that would keep Kevin Love in Cleveland is LeBron. But even LeBron needed Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh whom had a GREAT defensive coach and a team who was top 5 defensively before Bosh or LeBron even got there, in addition to Wade with championship experience and Bosh having lead his team to the playoffs before.
None of that is in Cleveland. Which is why LeBron has to play 40 mins a game to keep them above .500.
If Cleveland doesn't win this year Love is gonna be taking a STRONG look at Golden State and why wouldn't he? Him and LeBron are gonna BOTH be looking to get paid this off-season and if they both got it Cleveland would be stuck basically with the core they have now long term. Is that core winning championships? They aren't exactly a "Ray Allen" away from being a championship favorite are they?
And you say "Love doesn't have to play defense in Cleveland"
oh.. thats right.. cause Varajao will cover up all those mistakes No.. he can't. But guess who could? Andrew Bogut... who is known as a rim protector and a defender.
You think he doesn't have to play D in Cleveland? Imagine if he has Iggy at the 3 and Bogut behind him at the 5? Yeah.. he REALLY doesn't have to worry about defense then.
Yeah. Love would go to Golden State, I'm pretty sure about that
yeah..... I don't see why Love wouldn't go there. Do they have LeBron? No. But they have a heck of a lot more upside of what that team could be than Cleveland has at the moment.
As I said, The Warriors are to Cleveland what Houston was to the Lakers. At the very least the Lakers could tell Dwight "we'll have cap space after this season and can improve the core."
The Cav's can't even offer Love that if him, Kyrie and LeBron are making the max. It's all or nothing and there is no savior free agent that they could afford and Golden State looks better and better.
Again, nowhere in my mind do I think Love would go to the Lakers
It's Golden State Or back to Minnesota with Rubio, Wiggins. LaVine, Bennett, Dieng as a young building core.
But I'd give Golden State the edge.