10. Kevin Love

Kevin Love would spend the first six years of his career with the Minnesota Timberwolves where he was the team's star, but the T-Wolves lacked much else, and he never made the playoffs while he played there.  LeBron James would return to Cleveland, and the Cavs would orchestrate a trade to bring Love to the Cavaliers to join him and Kyrie Irving.  Love was now the number three option on a superteam, but like many stars, he had to take time to adjust, and eventually, he found his footing.  The triumvirate would take Cleveland to their first NBA Championship in 2016.

Love did not have the same stats in Cleveland as he did in Minnesota, but to date, he is a two-time All-Star with the Cavs and is averaging a 20.1 PER with 17.1 Points and 10 Rebounds per Game.  As of this writing, Love is the main star for Cleveland and is in familiar territory but should rise in this rank if he stays in Ohio.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Center, Power Forward
  • Acquired: Traded from the Minnesota Timberwolves as part of a three-team trade. Cleveland traded Anthony Bennett, Andrew Wiggins and a Trade Exception to Minnesota. Cleveland traded a 2016 1st Round Pick (which would be Timothe Lueawu-Cabarrot) to the Philadelphia 76ers. Minnesota sent Luc Mbah a Moute and Alexey Shved to Philadelphia. Philadelphia sent Thaddeus Young to Minnesota 8/23/14.
  • Games Played: 293
  • Per Game Averages: 31.0 MP, .513 eFG%, .847 FT%, 17.1 PTS, 10.0 RB, 2.1 AST, 0.7 STL, 0.4 BLK
  • Advanced Stats: 20.1 PER, .572 TS%, 31.3 VORP, 8.0 WS
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    NBA Champion (2016)

    All-Star (2017 & 2018)
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