MagicTownBaller wrote:I think if they picked Love, they would've picked Rubio next year. They were rumored to be picking between Rubio and Harden during that draft.
I don't think that they were seriously considering Rubio with Westbrook - they needed a complementary guard with more range than Rubio (making Harden the obvious choice form Rubio/Harden/Evans).
With Love in place of Westbrook then they likely take Rubio (who was generally considered ahead of Harden/Evans at the time).
They also probably still take Ibaka even with Love. It wasn't clear at the time what position Ibaka would become (PF or C) or how good he'd be (could easily just have been a backup).
With Durant and Love at SF/PF they're probably trying to move Green for a SG or C even before the eventual Perkins deal.