Celtics Trying To Land Kevin Love With Package Headlined By Sixth Overall Pick

by June 18, 2014

It’s no secret that Boston desperately wants to trade for Kevin Love. In his latest mock draft, ESPN.com’s Chad Ford shed some light on what the team might be willing to give up to complete the deal, and whether Minnesota would be interested.

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. 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.


The Sacramento Kings, Chicago Bulls, Houston Rockets and Golden State Warriors also have been strong suitors.