The Boston Celtics are obviously interested in Kevin Love, and Love has shown mutual feelings. Love has visited Boston and also hooked up with Rajon Rondo as well. But according to Jackie MacMullan of ESPN, the C’s do not have enough to make a trade work with the Minnesota Timberwolves for Love.
There’s only one problem with all these dizzying (and highly speculative) scenarios: They are meaningless unless the first domino — Love actually coming to Boston — falls. According to team and league sources, that isn’t happening any time soon because the Timberwolves are less than enamored with what Boston can offer them.
The Celtics have several draft picks to offer, including the No. 6 pick of the 2014 NBA Draft. But that won’t be enough, even if players are involved since Rondo will not be apart of the deal. Boston is trying to make a deal work that can make Love join Rondo as a tag-team duo.
If it doesn’t work out, there are other teams out there willing to make a move to get Love. The Chicago Bulls and Golden State Warriors have been mentioned. There are also the Sacramento Kings, who are willing to take on the risk of acquiring Love even without the guarantee he will re-sign with the team.