The 2008 NBA Draft was a good one. You had Derrick Rose, Russell Westbrook, and of course the man pictured above. Kevin Love was drafted 5th overall to the Memphis Grizzlies in 2008. That night they were feeling a little good about themselves so in an 8-team trade they sent Love to Minnesota for O.J. Mayo. The other players were role players who have little impact on the game.
Currently, NBA officials are looking to retitle the trade to T-Wolves acquire Kevin Love from Grizzlies instead of Memphis acquires OJ Mayo. That was the big story of the night. The flashy Mayo, who was once thought to be Lebron Jr. was suppose to be a steal.
Fast forward to today. I’m not knocking Mayo. The guy has done very well, but with his off the court struggles and Love’s remarkable success it’s plain the see the Griz got fleeced. Kevin Love just set the record, THE NBA RECORD, for most consecutive double-doubles, and he doesn’t appear to be stopping anytime soon. The guy is just pure work, a dream to have on your team. He’s averaging 20.8 ppg at close to 50% shooting, 15.8 rpg, and 2.8 apg. Absolutely fantastic numbers, and although Mayo has been good, Kevin Love is in a league of his own.
He’s a workhorse, who brings 110% every game, a rarity in this day and age. Who knows when this streak is going to end? Derrick Rose is fantastic, but don’t sleep on Kevin Love as being the player with the most impact out of the 2008 draft. Whoops Memphis!