The NBA Draft takes place on Thursday night, and there’s a possibility, however small, that the Denver Nuggets might make moves to try to acquire Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love. There’s also a very remote possibility LeBron James might choose to play neither in Miami or Cleveland or L.A. but somewhere else — why not the Mile High City? Dare to dream, Nuggets fans.
Tale of the tape
Dare To Dream: Love Or LeBron — Who Would Be Best For Nuggets?
|Kevin Love isn't really a household name, but he's easily one of the Top 20 players in the league.||Star Power||LeBron has become the face of the NBA. He's the most talented player arguably in the history of the sport. Although his team just lost in the finals, he's already got multiple rings and has gained the respect of NBA fans.|
|Love doesn't have any playoff experience, but then that's because he's been with the bottom-feeding Timberwolves for his whole career to this point.||Playoffs||LeBron James has been in the playoffs nine different times, and has two championship rings.|
|Kevin Love has been playing in the Twin Cities for his whole career. That says a lot.||Ego||Some people are still bitter with LeBron James for going to play with his friends in Miami after "The Decision," and James might not be happy with the lesser amount of media coverage a smaller city like Denver gets.|
|Love would fit great on a roster with Kenneth Faried, Danilo Gallinari and Ty Lawson. One of them might have to go, though, if the Nuggets could acquire Love, but this sounds like a group Brian Shaw would be able to work wonders with.||Team Chemistry||LeBron might be such a huge presence on the court that the other players start to dim somewhat. That seemed to happen in the championship round of the playoffs this year.|
|Love averaged just over 26 points per game last season.||Scoring||James averaged just over 27 points per game last season.|
|Love is a great defensive rebounder but he's not known as one of the league's top defenders.||Defense||Although he has never won it LeBron James has finished second in the voting for Defensive Player of the Year Award two different times.|
|Love averaged just over 12 rebounds per game last season.||Rebounding||James averaged just under 7 rebounds per game last season.|
We'll just call it a tie
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