The last time the Boston Celtics were in the lottery, the changed the course of their franchise, acquiring a pair of future Hall-of-Famers in Ray Allen and Kevin Garnett.
Although the Celtics aren’t going to pick up a couple of Hall-of-Famers like that again this season, they would like to get their hands on Minnesota Timberwolves’ star power forward Kevin Love, who could be on his way to becoming one himself.
According to Steve Kyler of Basketball Insiders, the Celtics obviously want to trade for Love, but are very much open to trading the pick for something else as well.
The Celtics have been angling for Kevin Love in a trade with the Timberwolves and while the sixth pick isn’t nearly as a sexy at a top three pick, they are very much open to trading their pick and some roster players to get a proven player like Love.
The Celtics are absolutely in consolation prize mode in this draft at number six. If they stay there they will end up with a solid NBA prospect, but this draft isn’t shaping up how Boston hoped when the season ended.
Love is obviously the goal, but the Celtics could put together a package for another player or perhaps attempt to use their assets to move up in the draft.