Mike Krzyzewski LeBron James USA 2014

Duke and USA basketball head coach Mike Krzyzewski has tons of respect for LeBron James, and he hopes the four-time MVP performs well now that he has returns to the Cleveland Cavaliers.

The Cavaliers have been involved in trade talks with the Minnesota Timberwolves, which could mean them sending Andrew Wiggins for Kevin Love.

Coach K says he would do that deal in a heartbeat.

“He’s a double-double guy, but he’s a double-double guy that can spread the court. There aren’t many double-double guys, if any, who spread the court. He can go inside and outside…. No pun intended, but I love Kevin Love.”

Coach K says going after Love instead of keeping Wiggins is the better move since LeBron James is approaching 30 years old. He would have a better chance of winning titles in Cleveland with Love for the next few years than he would with Wiggins, who will take a couple of years until he's a proven and reliable sidekick for LBJ.

“You look at LeBron and you have the best player in the world. He’s 29. I’m not saying he’s at the end of his career, but he’s in the second half of his career, let’s put it that way. And in the first half of his career, he was becoming a great player. He was a great talent becoming a great player. That takes time – just like if Wiggins or Bennett are going to be great, it’s not going to happen right now. They’re great talents. LeBron is a great player right now.”

We'll see if Cleveland pulls the trigger before the season begins.


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