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Why we don't want Kevin Love to be a 20/15 guy

Kevin Love has put up crazy numbers this year. It's been a joy to watch. But the truth is I don't want him to be a 20/15 guy. Why? For the same reasons I don't want Beasley to average 30 pts a game, and Darko average 20 a game. All of these stats represent an out of balance focus on these parts of the game. For Love to be a 20/15 guy he'd have to spend so much energy that he wouldn't have enough left for defense and strong play during 4th quarter crunch time. A player only has so much energy. A big part of a players maturation is when they learn that they don't need to do it all, and can let their teammates carry some of the load. MJ, Kobe, all became better players, when they stopped trying to score 30 every game. This is the next step of Kevin Love. It's great to see "historic" numbers, but there is a reason no one has done these things in so many years, because it's unnecessary. The season is a marathon, you need to save your energy and use it in the right way. KG in his prime surely could have put up these kinds of numbers, but his defense was so ferocious that he couldn't grab every board.

If Beasley were to score 30 a game, he wouldn't be playing any D at all (even less than he does now), and would never be passing. Same goes for Darko. Love, Beasley and Darko need to step up their defense, and passing, so our team can be more balanced and tougher to play against. They have have the makings for an excellent front court, but only if they can shut down their opponents more.

On offense, we need to get everyone passing the ball, and make the other teams pay with a balanced attack. So let's go of the stats Kevlar lovers, because we need him to learn to take a breather and let some of the other guys grab the boards. Then he'll have the energy to get the boards, and knock down the threes, when we really need them.

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