Why the Trail Blazers should not consider acquiring Kevin Love

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Kevin Love is not the All-Star, high-motor frontcourt player he once was

Kevin Love is a 5x All-Star forward and was one of the best scoring/rebounding threats in the league from 2010-2017, but Love is starting to get near the end of his career and his numbers are reflective of that. 

Since the 2018-19 season, Love has only played in a total of 99 games, including 22 games to this point this season, but he is really not looking like a true threat anymore. Kevin Love is only averaging 11.5 points, 6.8 rebounds and is only shooting 40.4% from the floor. 

His Player Efficiency Rating is at an all-time low this season as well, so why would the Portland Trail Blazers want to go out and give up some of their current assets to acquire the 32-year-old veteran? 

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Kevin Love could probably be a really solid bench player and veteran presence for a team like Portland, but he still wants to start in this league and his contract is ridiculous given his production, which we will touch on shortly! 

All in all, Kevin Love is not the All-Star forward he once was and right now, Portland needs to find a third, high-level/All-Star-like talent to pair with Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum if they are to have any chance at winning a title. 

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