First the Boston Celtics are in talks to trade for Minnesota Timberwolves star forward Kevin Love, then they’re out. Then they’re back in again, only to be out. It’s a back and forth scenario we’ve been experiencing for months but after a three-team trade on Wednesday morning, it’s possible that the Celtics and general manager Danny Ainge are collecting assets to make such a move.
That seems to jive with a recent report from CSSNE.com who says that the Celtics are ‘pushing hard’ to trade for Kevin Love.
“His agents are telling him that the Celtics are really pushing both feet on the pedal,” said Tim Welsh. “Trying to get something, and do something creative, bringing more assets in and dealing them to Minnesota.”
Some of those assets, like expiring contracts, made their way to Beantown when they acquired the $8.6 million dollar expiring contract of Marcus Thornton and solid though unspectacular big man, Tyler Zeller.
Still, the Boston Celtics are just one of a handful of teams attempting to trade for Kevin Love and it’s questionable if they have the needed pieces to make a deal, especially in comparison to other teams like the Cleveland Cavaliers who are said to be heavily intrigued with the prospect of adding Love. Of course, such a move would likely be tied to a potential signing of LeBron James so there are still plenty of dominoes to fall before Love would be shipped away from the T’Wolves.
Regardless, the Celtics have been in the race to trade for Kevin Love since the start and it doesn’t look as if they’re quitting anytime soon.