Kevin Love turned 31 in September, and while that does not exactly earn him senior citizen status, even by NBA standards, it does put him squarely on the back-end of his career.
And he is only getting older. Unfortunately, that’s the way time works.
It won’t be long before he starts looking like Uncle Drew’s ole pal, Wes, except not as talented, and unable to jump as high.
Before you rightfully call out the fact that Aron Baynes is 33 years old and playing the best basketball of his career, appreciate the fact Baynes had no where to go but up, averaging around five points per game throughout his career before his uncanny 14.7 points per game thus far this year.
While it is certainly possible the Phoenix Suns could breathe new life into Kevin Love’s career, the more likely scenario is that he maintains his current trajectory, which (naturally considering the aging process) is downward.
And to pay an aging player the salary he is due might not make the most sense for the Suns.