Miami Heat: Kevin Love, 2008 NBA Draft
For much of the pre-draft process leading up to the 2008 NBA Draft, people believed Michael Beasley, the high-scoring forward from Kansas State University, would be the #1 overall pick in the draft. But once the lightning-fast point guard named Derrick Rose took that mantle, the Miami Heat happily “settled” for taking Beasley.
Back then, it was a no-brainer. It’s only now that we look back and realize that Miami should have instead taken forward Kevin Love, if they wanted a big man with the gift for scoring.