Mike Krzyzewski Would Trade Andrew Wiggins for Kevin Love ‘Right Away’

by July 21, 2014

Having coached Kevin Love on Team USA, and gone up against Andrew Wiggins, Mike Krzyzewski says there’s no debate whatsoever when it comes to trading for the All-Star forward. Given the chance to acquire Love, Coach K thinks you simply pull the trigger. Per CBS Sports:

“I think there’s absolutely not one second of hesitancy,” Krzyzewski said on The John Feinstein Show. “I’d trade for Kevin Love. That’s not saying anything about any of the other (players involved in the deal). Love’s an All-Star.”


“He’s a double-double guy, but he’s a double-double guy that can spread the court,” Krzyzewski said. “There aren’t many double-double guys, if any, who spread the court. He can go inside and outside. There may be a low-post player that gets you a double-double, but Love does it and you can do a lot of different things with him.”


“I mean, I’ve coached him on two teams,” he said. “No pun intended, but I love Kevin Love. He’s young, too. He’s 25. He was 21 (when I coached him). We had six 21-year-olds on our 2010 Istanbul team, and Kevin was one of them. He’s grown. He’s terrific. I would make that trade right away.”