Let me start off by saying this, Kevin Love is a great basketball player. When he is on his game, he is one of the 10 best players in the league, undoubtedly. But for Chicago Bulls fans to get excited about his coming over to the team, is wrong. He is a great player, but he doesn’t provide anything that the Bulls don’t already have, and doesn’t fill in what they desperately need.
Love is a guy who can score and rebound in bunches. He’s had multiple 40-plus point games, and has even had games where he has gotten 25 rebounds. But the problem is that the Bulls don’t need that right now. Between Joakim Noah and Carlos Boozer, who people seem to forget hasn’t left town yet, they can get 30 rebounds per night, and while his scoring numbers are great, he’s just a copy of Boozer, a man who can be fed the ball for a mid-range jumper, but can’t create his own shot by dribbling around.
The Bulls need that desperately. a guy who can be given the ball at the top of arc and dribble and drive, then either hit a lay-up or step-back. The Bulls don’t need another Boozer, who is just more skilled.
Plus, the team already has a very solid front-court with Noah and Taj Gibson. While the small forward position is technically still the front-court, the other big name being thrown around, Carmelo Anthony, plays a style that fits the back-court, a guy who can dribble and drive.
While I don’t think it’s a bad move at all to bring Love over to the Bulls, I think the team should use their efforts elsewhere, to either sway Anthony or multiple guards that can score, and not a lower-risk, higher-reward Carlos Boozer.