The Suns are lifeless right now. Broken, battered, buzzless. We've regressed from their social media account tweeting that Monty Williams should be coach of the year, to pictures of Kelly Oubre dunking during a 21 point loss.
Why add Kevin Love to this? He's boring, often injured, declining, and will be due $ 29.5 million per year over the next 4 years. No, thank you.
Now, diehard Suns fans will rave about his "fit", but fit has become totally overrated in the NBA. LeBron James and Kyrie Irving love dominating the ball as much as anyone, and they won a championship together in Cleveland. Kevin Durant is an isolation player, and he made it work with the best ball movement team I've ever seen in Golden State. Hell, Russell Westbrook and James Harden have played the exact same position with almost the exact same usage rate the last four years. They're now on the same team in Houston, and they took down the Clippers last night.
I don't care about fit. I care about juice. Kevin Love is milk. Spoiled milk. He missed 60 games last year!
A wise man once told me expectations lead to resentments. I think the hot start for the Suns created unrealistic expectations, which are now transforming into resentments. Booker's banged up, Ayton's got an ankle sprain, and Baynes and Rubio have had problems throughout the year. In reality, this team is what it should be. Lurking around the 8th or 9th seed in the West, with a chance to be dangerous when everything's right. Kevin Love doesn't really move that needle one way or the other.
Unless D'Angelo Russell is available in a trade, my bigger worry as a Suns fan would be about whether Monty Williams can get DeAndre Ayton to build consistent habits. Because, if Ayton turns into what his physical tools tell us he can be, that would be like adding a star on a rookie deal. That's juice.