Blueprint for Lakers to Lure Kevin Love to Los Angeles

In order for Kevin Love to become part of the Los Angeles Lakers' future, their future must begin now.

Ushering in the post-Kobe Bryant era with Love as their next superstar makes sense. Too much sense.

"No one thinks he's staying," one Eastern Conference executive told CBS Sports' Ken Berger of Love. "Everyone knows he wants to go to the Lakers."

With plenty of planning, a lot of maneuvering and yes, a dab of luck, the Lakers can make a truth-teller out of that executive.

Guarantees don't exist in the NBA, though, especially this far in advance. Stuff happens. Things change. 

Plans fall apart.

But this one doesn't have to.


*Salary information via ShamSports.

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