On top of age weighing him down, Kevin Love is injury-prone.
Kevin Love only played in 22 games last year due to a lingering toe injury that seemingly would never heal. The two years before that, he only suited up for 59 games and 60 games, albeit, he was named an All Star in both of those seasons.
This season, he has been battling a back injury, which has kept him out of multiple games.
Before the start of last season, the folks over at King James Gospel counted a total of two surgeries and 22 different injuries over his then 10-year career.
Since then, that list is only growing.
It would be a worst-case scenario for the Phoenix Suns if they were to give up a luxury package of youth and draft picks only to obtain a player who is only able to play part-time due to one ailment after another.
Love is a great player, but he can’t contribute if he’s on the bench in street clothes.
On top of physical injuries, Kevin Love has been very open about his battle mental health. Love has suffered from depression and anxiety, and to his tremendous credit, he has been outspoken about it and helped reduce the stigma of such issues.
Having said that, if the Suns view a history of bone fractures, back pains, and sprained ankles as potential risk factors, they would be remiss not to take his mental health history into consideration as well, regardless of how nobel he has handled it.