By Samuel Goldman
Kevin Love is extremely athletic. His shooting skills create matchup problems. Offensive coaches enjoy utilizing big men with passing abilities. Point guards dictate the offense.
Ricky Rubio is a better fit for Cleveland. Miami demonstrated the effectiveness of a diminished big man rotation. Hybrid power forwards have established a role in the modern NBA. Love creates new strategic offensive possibilities. Star players carry teams.
Rubio is a traditional point guard in the wrong system. Steve Nash has demonstrated the impact a pass first point guard can have on an offense. A player with this skill set would complement Lebron James. Kevin Love has struggled in critical games.
Star players bring their teams to the playoffs. Kevin Love is surrounded by role players. Teams with less talent have reached the playoffs. Love is not winner. Rubio will revitalize Cleveland.