The NBA Draft is only nine days away and trade talks involving Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love are starting to heat up once again. The most recent report from ESPN.com’s Chad Ford is that the Timberwolves best offer on the table currently is from the Boston Celtics.
“I continue to get strong signals that the Celtics are trying hard to use pick No. 6 and 17, along with future No. 1s and young players such as Jared Sullinger or Kelly Olynyk to persuade the Minnesota Timberwolves to trade them Kevin Love,” said Ford. “One source close to the Wolves said that while Flip Saunders does not want to trade Love, he realizes the team likely will lose him this summer and the package the Celtics are offering is probably the best he’s going to get. Given the strength of the draft, picks 6, 13, and 17 could land them three young starters to help them rebuild their roster quickly.”
If Saunders thinks the Timberwolves will lose the 25-year-old anyway and the Celtics are offering a great package for the all-star forward, why not pull the trigger? Some would say the C’s don’t have the best assets to include and the Houston Rockets are a more likely location for Love. However, if what Ford is reporting is being offered, the Timberwolves would be hard pressed to find a better deal.
The Santa Monica, California native made it known he would take playing in Boston into consideration and has already considered it by taking a trip to the city not to long ago to check out the night life and see what Boston is all about.
Will Celtics fans see Kevin in a Boston jersey when the season starts next fall? Only time will tell, but everyone should know by the time the NBA Draft takes place on Thursday, June 26 in New York.