Boston Celtics target #1: Kevin Love
Kevin Love definitely isn’t a name most Boston Celtics fans think of right away. However, he could potentially be a cheap, quality option to come off the bench.
The power forward is well past his prime, but can still contribute in a limited role. He averaged 12.2 points last season and shot 36.5% from deep.
While most fans associate Love with his expensive contract, rumor has it that he will be working with the Cavaliers on a buyout this offseason. Better yet, he’ll be looking to sign a veteran minimum contract when he hits free agency.
This is exactly the sort of opportunity Brad Stevens should jump at. Getting love on a minimum deal is the perfect example of a low-risk, high-reward signing.
If it doesn’t work out, Love can leave after one season. However, if it does work out, the Celtics get quality minutes off the bench next year.
Love would be a great floor spacer for Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown. All he has to do is stand beyond the 3-point line and hit his shots.
While Love is more likely to sign with the Warriors or Heat according to reports, it wouldn’t hurt to look into it.
He could fit in well with the Celtics.