The Boston Celtics among other teams such as the Cleveland Cavaliers, Golden State Warriors and the Phoenix Suns are rumored to all be in the race to land Kevin Love, forcing Flip Sanders to realise Kevin Love is going and that they might as well receive pieces for him.
Up until this point, it was assumed the Cavs wanted to hang onto Wiggins, largely because of comments made by Coach David Blatt. However, a source said James wants the 6-10, 250-pound Love on the roster. And, what James wants, he normally gets.
LeBron James has reached to tell Kevin Love of his desire for them to play together with the Cavaliers, front office sources tell Yahoo.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 17, 2014
If the speculation around the Cavaliers wanting Kevin Love is true, are the Celtics’ chances of acquiring Love gone? The Celtics aren’t going to have a more beneficial offer to give Minnesota than what the Cavaliers can supply. However, Danny Ainge can be very creative and persuasive at times, which still has that slim chance Kevin Love can wind up in Boston.
The Celtics were never close on making a deal with Minnesota, as they were hoping that the Wolves wouldn’t find any good offers and hoping they would settle for young assets, picks and future cap space. Even that might have required a waiting period of sometime closer to the trade deadline to even consider making the deal.