2014 NBA Mock Draft: Kevin Love Trade Scenario Edition

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2. Milwaukee Bucks –  Joel Embiid, Kansas 

Jan 29, 2014; Lawrence, KS, USA; Kansas Jayhawks center Joel Embiid (21) grabs a pass intended for Iowa State Cyclones forward Melvin Ejim (3) during the second half at Allen Fieldhouse. Kansas won 92 – 81. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Milwaukee needs some sort of shakeup and lighting a fire under Larry Sanders‘ backside might be what it takes. Drafting Joel Embiid accomplishes that, among other things, for the Bucks.

Milwaukee’s other options at center are Sanders, Zaza Pachulia and Miroslav Raduljica. Pachulia is 30 years old and probably isn’t going to be part of Milwaukee’s future. Adding Embiid to a defense that allowed 103.7 points per game last year will bolster it and give the Bucks options in the post.

If Sanders wants to be part of the the solution rather than the problem, then together he and Embiid could be the new twin towers of the Midwest. Shot blocking bigs are always good to have at your disposal and having two could make Milwaukee’s interior defense stand out and give them some options on where to build elsewhere.

Embiid’s biggest concern has been his back, but given that he was playing sand volleyball this past weekend, it looks to be in good shape.

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  • Marty Susman

    K. Love NEEDS to stand up and make it 100% clear he will not sign a new contract with anyone of then the Lakers,,,,,,, Same thing with K. Irving & Greg Monroe. If the three of them want to build a real dynasty it will be here in L.A. not as an addition to another team. The three of them can go down in NBA history for winning 4 rings but it can only be done in L.A. as a Laker…

    • Nathan Giese

      But what if, now hear me out for a second, he WOULD sign an extension with a team other than the Lakers and, and I know how crazy this is gonna sound, what if he doesn’t WANT to only go the Lakers?

    • Leroy Boyd

      Laker fan with Laker wishes please LA is done for years who gives a sh*t about the Lakers anymore and you think all 3 dont want the max deal keeping wishing Hollywood

    • victor cortes

      lmao keep dreaming. He has a better chance of winning a title in Golden State than with the garbage lakers

    • Andre Powell

      Marty, because you are in LA, you not only get a pass on your way of thought, but also your grammar. Comma’s really?

  • mike hogan

    Simplistic thinking on 76ers. Hinkie is creative and if he wants Vonleh (and I don’t disagree with the pick) he’ll approach Utah and get their 5 (which becomes Vonleh) for Parker, who is not only ready to play but also a Mormon AND they also include their #23 in the 1st round….Now they have Vonleh (best PF)…a #10 (Stauskas?…best SG)) ..AND grab the best SF left on the board at 23

    • Nathan Giese

      Philly is just a mystery to me. I could see them going this way but I also see them making some kind of move to get something for Thaddeus Young. It’s not outside the realm of possibility for them to go that route, but it’s just one option I see them possibly taking.

  • stevee

    I dont understand why you’re saying the twolves should draft Doug and then back it up with nothing but negative things. Good journalism

  • coachj

    Suns aren’t trading BOTH Bledsoe and Dragic. Also, they aren’t trading either of them. Stop perpetuating MINNY fanboy fantasies.