When rumors of Kevin Love’s availability become public, the Boston Celtics were one of the first teams to show interest. Not only that, they appeared to be the favorite to acquire the All-Star power forward.
Despite that, no deal was ever made though the Boston Celtics were still said to have interest in Kevin Love. And while they may still have interest, they appear to be aware that whatever package they could offer the Minnesota Timberwolves in exchange for Kevin Love simply won’t be enough.
Given that, the Boston Celtics have reportedly moved on from attempting to trade for Kevin Love so says Hoopsrumors.
It’s an understandable sentiment from the Celtics and general manager Danny Ainge, although likely disappointing.
When Love was first made available, it seemed as if the Celtics had plenty of pieces to obtain the 25-year-old given their hefty amount of draft picks and young talent on the roster. But the NBA was shaken up after the draft thanks to LeBron James signing with the Cleveland Cavaliers, making it so multiple teams could likely present better offers to the Timberwolves in exchange for Love.
It really seems to have become a case of not acting quickly enough on the Celtics part. We’ll never really know if the Minnesota Timberwolves would have considered trading Love to the Celtics if they were to have overpaid even more, but if the Boston Celtics really wanted to make such a trade they needed to strike while the iron was hot.
Now they’re all but out of the Kevin Love sweepstakes.