Jalen Rose & Jacoby talk LeBron, Love going to the Cavs & free agency
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According to a recent survey of NBA GMs , most of them said they wouldn’t trade Wiggins for Love but Grantland’s Jalen and Jacoby might be in the minority that thinks the trade is a “no-brainer.” If you have an hour to kill, check out the latest Grantland video about LeBron, Love and NBA free-agency.
If you want to read what some of the GMs had to say about Wiggins vs Love, here you go.
“Kevin is a perimeter big,” added one coach. “He needs to have the ball on multiple possessions to be really effective. It will be very difficult for a first-year coach to divide possessions between LeBron, Kyrie and Love.”
“Wiggins is going to be really good in time,” added an NBA general manager. “Right now he can shoot and defend. Playing off LeBron and Kyrie [Irving] will take a lot of the pressure off him in the present. He could become a go-to scorer in a few years.”
“I feel like Wiggins may only be a year or so away from being a legit contributor,” one front-office executive said. “And Wiggins is cheap, so you are able to add more. Love is gonna cost a ton.”
“Why wait on Wiggins when Love makes them better now,” one assistant GM said. “And if you don’t get Love now, he’s going to be a Laker next summer.”
“Without a doubt. Cleveland would be a top-five team in the NBA and the top team in the East — with Chicago and Indiana a close second and third,” an NBA exec said.
“Cleveland becomes the favorite to win it all with the trio of LeBron, Kyrie and Love. With Wiggins, it’s going to take time. Sure, he’ll give you a terrific defender — but now you have that with LeBron.”