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Lakers Rumors: Kevin Love ‘Would Have Reservations’ If Rambis Stays

In the weeks following the announcement of Mike Woodson’s firing as head coach of the New York Knicks, it was assumed by many Steve Kerr was going to take his place. Wednesday saw Kerr go a different direction as he decided to coach the Golden State Warriors instead.

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As a result, the Knicks were left to begin their search anew with names like Derek Fisher and Kurt Rambis possibility in the mix. If Knicks team president Phil Jackson were to hire Rambis, the Lakers could potentially benefit in their alleged pursuit of Kevin Love, according to Frank Isola of the NY Daily News:

Rambis also butted head with Kevin Love, who has become one of the NBA’s top power forwards. It has been speculated that Love would have reservations about possibly signing with the Lakers as a free agent if Rambis remains on the coaching staff.

As it stands, Rambis remains a Laker assistant coach as the team continues its search to replace Mike D’Antoni. Rambis’ name has been linked to the opening, but in his earlier stints as head coach of the Lakers and Timberwolves, he failed to produce any winning seasons and only produced a record of 56-145.

The Lakers will be looking to assemble a championship contending team as fast as they can. In this year’s off-season, the team could use their lottery pick and ample cap space to build some of the pieces. When Steve Nash’s contract comes off the books next year, the Lakers could be in the market to add an additional piece such as Kevin Love provided they don’t commit too much money to other players this summer.

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  • LakersHeatBeef

    Bye bye Rambuss!

  • LeRon

    Kevin Love is better than Blake Griffin in every way imaginable.The Clippers are lame ass fake bitches and they can’t stop Kevin Love everytime they play he exposes Blake Griffin for being a poser fake dude.So yes sign Kevin Love to beat our biggest enemy and most hated rival right now the Sterling’s.Lakers get Love.

    • TheTruthKills

      1. The Clippers are not our greatest enemy. That distinction belongs to Boston.

      2. Kevin Love has never led his team to a .500 season let alone the playoffs. Love is a dynamic offensive player and rebounder. That’s where it ends for him. Blake is a more well rounded player. He’s improved his jumper, post game, defense, can rebound, and finishes with power at the basket. When CP3 was in and out of the lineup Blake stepped his game up. Plus he was third in MVP voting. I like Love, but he doesn’t have that dog in him.

      • L.A.ComebackKid

        Love stretches the floor
        Brings the option for a triangle offense back to the Lakers

        • TheTruthKills

          Except Jim Buss doesn’t want the team to run the triangle.

          • Lakersfan4life

            That’s right, Jim buss needs to step out before ruin the great Dr buss and the lakers legacy.

          • Zimmeredge

            Dr Buss wanted to end the triangle/lakeshow era as well. Know your facts.

        • curtis paggett

          f the triangle teams have caught on to that. it will never be as effective as it was. the 1980 lakers didn’t run the triangle.the heat does not run the triangle.Jim buss was right to want to change he picked the wrong coach.1980 lakers played D.

      • joeyskillz75

        What do you mean Blake Griffin is better then Love. Love of player besides moses Malone to have a 30 points and 30 rebounds in the same game. Plus love actually has a back to the basket game and can shoot 3′s for days ! It’s just the timber wolves suck. Ain’t no one player that could do it. But straight Love would put work in on Blake. He would stretch Blake to the 3 where he not used to guarding out there. Love would torch him !!

        • TheTruthKills

          And Blake would torch Love right back, or did you forget that Love can’t guard his own shadow. At least I’ll get something from Blake defensively. Teams led by love only average 25 wins a season. That’s your superstar? Where’s his intangibles?

          • ShakeNBake

            Do you forget that Blake Griffin has CP3 and a top 5 center on his team? Love has who? An overrated hispanic PG that can’t score? … kthnx get off blake’s dick.

          • Fresh310

            Fyi Rubio is not Hispanic buddy he’s European. But I can’t aggree with you more. Love is far superior than Griffin. They sucked dick with only Griffin. Fuck the clippers.

          • O T C

            Their are Hispanics in Europe. It’s called Spain….

          • CharlieMurphy!

            Love doesn’t have CP3, Deandre Jordan, and a 6th man of the year player in Crawford. Love has that tall what’s his name and an overrated Rubio.

          • Zimmeredge

            I’d like to see Kevin love with defensive minded center such as deandre jordan aka one of the best defensive center in the league.
            Look How Robin Lopez changed lma’s game.
            Pair love with embiid or Marc gasol or Asik in 15 or 16 and you gonna kick Some ass big Time.

        • Francisco

          I think Blake is more athletic than love that’s it not better.

        • Adrian

          Come on now fools!! Kevin Garnett is future hof and wasn’t able to bring the timberwolves hardly anywhere. He goes to the celtics and all of sudden his fortune changes when he’s surrounded by winners. Kevin love could just need a change of scenery and a opportunity and Los Angeles May just be that place. Like boston was for kg and ray Allen. Don’t forget gasol’s story too.

      • Rob

        Blake is a poor defensive player

      • honestly

        the only thing griffin can do is dunk and rebound… love is better, he has more moves and don’t compare love’s defense to griffin’s coz they both SUCK at D

      • curtis paggett

        hey kelvin love has not had much of a team to win with I would take love over griffen any day. If the lakers could add love now keep hill and let pau go use sacre at center hill at pf love as sf we could be a contender 2014-2015. our big problem last year was a coach to stubborn to change when his crap was not working

    • CharlieMurphy!

      The Kings are more of a rival than the Clippers. Rivalry starts in the Playoffs, not by childish antics like covering our banners with selfies.

      • TheTruthKills

        They can take those selfies down now lol.

        • CharlieMurphy!

          I don’t wanna sound like a hater but I don’t wanna lie, I was pretty stoked they lost the series. Hahahaha

      • Gekko

        Don’t forget all of those pretty balloons they had tied to our statues. There is some four year old boy that wants to know why he can’t have balloons for his birthday like all of the other kids.

    • Sam Saab

      id take Griffin over Love, Griffin is so Athletic and better defensively, is a big weapon in the post and consistently hit the mid range jumper

  • TheTruthKills

    Guess Rambis won’t get the job.

    • Spitfire

      Why in the world you like Rambis to be the coach?!
      Did you know his coaching record?!
      Last time he coached, for 2 seasons with the Wolves and Love at the helm and other talented player, 16-66.
      He was the Lakers defensive coach and what he has done?! Nothing…,

      • TheTruthKills

        Exactly where did I say I’d like Rambis to coach the Lakers. Go ahead I’ll wait.

      • Adrian

        Take out that last sentence about defensive coach because when he was Phil Jackson’s assistant coach he set up a defensive scheme that helped us win two championships.

    • Sylvia Ross

      That’s a good thing. I didn’t think he would make a good HC any way. Hopefully, if pringles, gets a job he can send for Rambis.

  • http://www.foxhilldesign.com Josh

    A Knicks writer spreads a rumor that Love and Rambis didn’t get along, and now LN believes Love wouldn’t sign with the Lakers 14 months from now if Rambis is still with the team. I’m sure the entire coaching staff–including the original Superman–will be gone this summer, so none of this will even matter. Love is switching teams before he hits free agency, and if Kurt is his head coach again, I suspect his supposed reservations won’t matter.

  • Spitfire

    I have posted this before, that Rambis benched Love while he was the coach of the Wolves for 2 seasons, 16-66 on 2 seasons as a head coach and yet all those people here keep on saying that the Lakers should hire Rambis?! LMAO..now all your noobness has been exposed.

    • ShakeNBake

      I haven’t seen anyone want rambis as coach.. you are a moron.

  • LakersGetPG24

    Hate to break it you guys but, Love is NOT a franchise player, all star? Yes, but I don’t think the Lakers should go all out for this guy

    • ShakeNBake

      averaging 28/14 isn’t a franchise player? I want some of your coco puffs.

  • NYLakerJ

    Rumor says FO looking to make ‘splash’ with HC hire…Rambis is not a ‘splash’ hire.
    Calm down.
    Coach K will be here by draft day…

    • Rob

      K or Scott are the only two that have a shot at the job to me. Coach K is the best choice and has coached all of the all stars and is the Olympics coach. I just worry about him going to the nets if he leaves Duke

  • PapaGalit

    Love-Drummond to Lakeshow please!

  • PapaGalit

    Love-Drummond please!

    • Lakersfan4life

      I don’t think Drummond is a free agent plus I don’t think Detroit won’t let him go. Next season starting line up. Kobe, Monroe if Pau sign else where, love, farmer and swaggy P.

    • Vi5ion

      Drummond and Jennings will be Detroit’s centerpieces moving forward. Greg Monroe is the player on the way out

  • CharlieMurphy!

    Damn, I was hoping Rambis to remain as assistant coach with Byron Scott as the head. Then add Fisher and Cooper in as assistants as well.

    • Sylvia Ross

      Please, no Kurt Rambis. !!

      • CharlieMurphy!

        Kurt was an assistant coach for Phil, specializing in defense for some time starting in 2001. The 2001 Lakers played excellent defense and it showed during the Playoffs. The team swept everyone except Philadelphia, losing only one game in the Postseason. This is why the Zen Master kept bringing him back. So I wouldn’t be surprised if Phil hired Kurt to assistant coach of the Knicks, bringing back the championship staff. I don’t know who they’ll hire at HC, but it looks like their bringing back the A game.

        • Sylvia Ross

          What happened when he was an assistant to pringles ?

          • CharlieMurphy!

            Nothing happened really. But not even God could save that team.

          • Sylvia Ross

            What happened to teaching defense? Wasn’t that kurt’s job?

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  • JorgeR

    I would Love me some K. Love. But he alone is not gonna carry this team anywhere. He obviously would need some more help. Any player that comes in is gonna need a good supporting cast. Maybe we should be worried about who the f#*! else we gonna get.

  • Nick in LA

    Ok I was all for Kevin Love but really?! Already speculation about a guy getting fired so he’ll come play for the Lakers. We need more Greg Popovichs and Phil Jacksons in the coaching ranks to keep these players in line. Love should be dying to wearing the Purple and Gold to help them win, not thinking about an assistant coach that may or may not impact his decision.

  • Sam Saab

    byron scott and fisher as assistant!

  • Barry Bunes

    Yes Rambis will expect him to work, that is kind of Kurt’s problem

  • Marty Susman

    A. Kurt should simply move to the front office…
    B. K. Love comes here in 2015 free agency.
    C. They NEED a point guard in this draft.
    D. They also need a center but there is none available now.
    E. Klay Thompson is their best bet in 2015.
    F. Cousins if they could get him, the BEST center in the game.

  • hookedonnews

    I imagine the new coach will want his own assistants. If the Lakers want Kevin Love, I’m sure they will do whatever is necessary to get him. Maybe Rambis will join Phil in NY.

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