Kevin Love & O.J. Mayo Tracker

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    Love is currently at #15 in a couple of prospect rankings. The Pistons current record puts them drafting #21. He's not too far away from coming to Detroit, Buddahfan.

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    First of all it is not certain if Love will even leave the Bruins after this year He is strongly influenced by the Wizard of Westwood, who no doubt is telling him to stay and get his education.

    It would be great to see even one year of Love and Jrue together.

    If Love does go out I think he will go in the top 5. He is talented, tough and smart. He is also a decent size.

    I don't think that it is realistic to think that we will have a shot at him.

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    ESPN - Southern Illinois vs. USC Recap, November 25, 2007

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    USC freshman O J Mayo is under investigation by the NCAA rules commmitee, because he received 'free" tickets from Carmello Anthony to attend the Laker-Nugget game on Monday. :nono:

    The NCAA needs to relax their rules here.. How do they expect collegians to learn about what goes on at the Staples Center unless they attend in person? If you live in LA, you would know that no poor student athlete can afford a ticket to see the Lakers.:nod::laugh:



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    Kevin Love the best outlet passer since Bill Walton and Wes Unseld


    Here is a full court two handed alley-oop to Beasly

    YouTube - Kevin Love to Michael Beasly - Full Court Alley Oop!

    Here is a two handed outlet to Josh Shipp

    YouTube - Kevin Love Cross-Court Lob to Josh Shipp


    Here is a two handed out of bound half court outlet to Russell Westbook

    YouTube - Kevin Love outlet pass to Russell Westbrook


    Here is John Wooden commenting on Josh Love's outlet passes.

    YouTube - John Wooden on Kevin Love's outlet pass

    I can't find a video of it on the net, but last week he had a full court two handed chest pass to another Bruin against one of the Oregon schools, much like the pass to Beasley except it wasn't an alley-oop

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    At NBADraft.net, Mayo is ranked #10 and Love is ranked #20. The Pistons are currently drafting #27.
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    Rivals.com College Basketball - Love takes over top spot at center

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    Love really knows how to get it done. He's short, has ZERO athleticism, but he knows how to play BAS-KET-BALL, something GM's should start trying to take notice of instead of 40 times and vert leap tests.
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    I agree that he may not tall enough to play center in the NBA, but he will he will become a great NBA power forward, if he is too small to play center. But then you don't play defense with jumping ability but with foot movement (positioning) and strength, both of which he excels at. As far as is offense goes, even today he could pin down most of the NBA centers in the lower box on offense because of his strength and knowledge of how the game is played.

    zero athleticism?

    Like you said, athleticism is a heck of a lot more than being able to run like a cheetah and jump like a kangaroo.

    All of his skill translate 100% to the NBA game.

    1. Strong
    2. Smart
    3. Excellent shooter inside and out
    4. Excellent offensive moves
    5. Tough, tough rebounder
    6. Great passer, probably the best big man passer today in college or the NBA.
    7. Total team player
    8. Totally self-motivated, according to his father who played in the NBA and should know

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    Give him 2 more inches, and he's Bill Laimbeer with a post game.
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    I have thought about that when watching him play and can definitely see the many similarities but it appears to me that his game is a more advanced than Bad Boy Bill's was in college. As I recall Bad Boy Bill was not that great when he was at Notre Dame.

    In three years at Notre Dame Bad Boy Bill averaged only 7.5 points and 6.5 rebounds a game.

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    And Love's numbers are double that. So logic says that if Laim was a 15&10 pro, Love should be a 30/20 pro....book 'em Denno.
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    Not by my logic.

    I just pointed out that in the only comparison we have which is college, unless you want to count their high school days, Love is vastly superior.

    How that will translate into the NBA I don't know. But I don't expect Love to play center in the NBA but power forward.

    Plus Love has a great offensive game in the paint, which Bad Boy Bill never did, even with us.

    Besides Love can dunk with relative ease and Bad Boy Bill couldn't jump over a dime in the road.

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