Dwight Howard is known as Superman of the NBA. That must mean Kevin Love is Batman. Love is averaging 25 points, 14 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 1 steal and .6 blocks per game for the Minnesota Timberwolves. He is doing all of this while shooting over 80% from the free throw line compared to Dwight Howard’s meager 46% from the free throw line, that is a big difference. Minnesota has a new favorite Kevin in town, Love is making it easy for Wolves fans to forget about Kevin Garnett. When Garnett had left the Minnesota a few years ago the town was crushed. He also lead the Boston Celtics to the NBA championship in his first season departed from Minnesota, and helped Boston to two NBA finals appearances. While that did sting Wolves fans for a while, Kevin Love has been better than neosporin for the open wound that other Kevin’s departure left behind.
Dwight Howard is averaging 20 points, 15 rebounds, 2 assists, 1.4 steals, and 2 blocks a game for the Orlando Magic. Excellent numbers, but if you add them all up and consider the fact that Dwight Howard hasn’t made a three pointer all season (he is 0/4 from downtown), Love is worth more fantasy points every night. Kevin Love has made 39 three pointers this season. Yes 39, and he is shooting 40% from beyond the arc. Dwight Howard has made one three pointer his entire career, yes one! Kevin Love is shooting a similar percentage from downtown (40%) to what Dwight Howard is shooting from the charity stripe (46%), numbers don’t lie. Dwight Howard has missed three times as many free throws, 128, than Kevin Love has made 3-pointers. This season, Dwight Howard is putting up free throw numbers that Shaq and Ben Wallace would cringe at. Kevin Love was overlooked in the NBA draft a few seasons ago, and he wasn’t taken seriously when he started to come into his own last season. Make no mistake about it, Kevin Love is more serious than a triple bypass, and he is probably good for a few triple doubles this season as well. Don’t make the same mistake that four NBA teams made by passing up on Kevin Love when picking your daily fantasy basketball team.
Yes Dwight Howard is Superman, but he only plays center which limits his use. Kevin Love is a forward-center, which offers more flexibility for a fantasy roster. Like Batman’s utility belt, Kevin Love offers more versatility. For a daily fantasy basketball league or for the long haul, it don’t get no better than Kevin Love at the forward position. Batman was always cooler than Superman.