Listen, I know you're supposed to buy low and sell high, and Kevin Love's value is at an all-time high with his mistake-free, efficient play for Team USA thus far. But I think the Pacers should do everything they can to get his uncanny knack for rebounding and outlet passing (which would help Collison push the tempo). Obviously, Minnesota would want a TON in return for such a cheap, productive, and young player. However, they just traded for Beasley, a 4-man, and signed Darko (for reasons I still don't know) to an extension. That means for the right price, they would listen to offers.
The Pacers would need to give up young talent. I do not want to get rid of any of our core pieces (being George, Roy, Collison, and Hibbert). Thus, future firsts is the only way to get this player that would MAKE OUR TEAM and cap an unreal summer for the Pacers. Here is what we'd have to give up:
Any two of these three: Hansbrough, Rolle, Stephenson plus two future first round picks.
I do not know if this would get it done for us. With Beasley's off the court issues, I doubt they want Rush, despite their squad having a need there. For the same reason, Stephenson might not be wanted. Maybe Hansbrough needs to play some games and show he can still play before a team would pull a trigger on a trade. But in that case, we might be better off holding onto probably decent mid-first round picks. Any thoughts on going all-in for Kevin Love? Do you think its plausible? Do you think Larry is looking for a deal like this so late in the summer? Or are we trying to send dunleavy and/or ford's expirings to cap the summer?