It seems as if the Boston Celtics are itching to make a deal.
Just hours after general manager Danny Ainge suggested that he would open up the possibility to trading the Celtics No. 6 pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, Ainge made waves again by suggesting he’d be open to acquiring a ‘high caliber’ player in the final year of their contract.
More often than not, teams would require said player to agree upon an extension before a deal was completed to ensure the acquiring team wouldn’t lose the player for nothing in free agency.
But Ainge, desperate for a star to place alongside Rajon Rondo, isn’t as concerned, suggesting that he’d trade for the player without an agreement on an extension.
Obviously, the first name that comes to mind is Minnesota Timberwolves power forward Kevin Love.
Rumors have been swirling in recent days that the Celtics have obvious and understandable interest in Love and the feeling is allegedly mutual. Despite that, we haven’t heard what type of package the Timberwolves are seeking for Love though one would think the Celtics No. 6 pick would be a good starting piece.
For what it’s worth, T’Wolves owner Glen Taylor has stated he has no plans to move Love, but that seems to be more lip service than anything at this point.