Kevin Love's representatives make interesting request: No questions about Boston Celtics!

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    Kevin Love's representatives make interesting request: No questions about Boston Celtics!

    Kevin Love's representatives make interesting request: No questions about Boston Celtics


    Kevin Love made the media rounds Wednesday and sounded very much like someone who would prefer to leave the Minnesota Timberwolves.


    Asked specifically if he wants out, he told ESPN's SportsNation, "My agent is handling everything at this point."


    Love pointed out that the Timberwolves have yet to make the playoffs during his six years before finishing his answer: "I'm hoping that everything works out for all parties involved."


    During another interview, he discussed having a "great relationship" with new Minnesota coach Flip Saunders, who also serves as the team's president of basketball operations. Despite all the indications Love intends to opt out of his contract next summer and does not want to continue his business relationship with the Timberwolves, Saunders might still hope to convince his star player to stay. But Love added that he wants to go somewhere he can win, again bringing up that he has never qualified for the postseason.


    "In six years I haven't been in the playoffs, and I think it's time for people to be watching me," he said, as featured on FoxSports.com.


    Love continued, "I don't really have a wish list, I just want to win, wherever that may be. One of the 30 teams; (I) want to play for a great coach, great teammates ... it's not about just one player. It's not about myself, it's about a whole team."


    Asked about the Timberwolves future, Love referred to his current team as "they."


    Interestingly, when Love's representatives set up a phone interview with The Big Lead, they included only one rule: no questions about the Boston Celtics. The website was allowed to ask about any other team; one question referenced the Cleveland Cavaliers' reported pursuit. (He replied, in part, "I don’t think the Cleveland [trade rumors] are outlandish at all. They have a great young foundation.) But for whatever reason, Love's agents ruled Celtics talk off limits. The 25-year-old very publicly visited Boston two weekends ago in what has been called a message.


    Also interesting: Love described what it's like to hear rumors every time he steps into another basketball city without mentioning the media frenzy he created by spending a few days in Boston. Nobody got crazier to spot Love in town than Celtics fans did, but he noted two other cities instead.


    "In a lot of ways it’s laughable, but in other ways I guess it’s humbling for a number of reasons. I can’t go anywhere without someone saying I’m going to their team," he told The Big Lead. "A Brewers game? I’m going to the Milwaukee Bucks. If I spend time in South Beach, it’s the Miami Heat. It’s funny how the world works. I respect what people put out there, but a lot of it is not true and laughable. At the same time, it’s fun and nice to be wanted."


    So if Love's conscientiously dancing around Celtics chatter, he's obviously coming to Boston. Right? Well... 1) It might mean nothing at all. And 2) He's still a free agent. Though he does hold some level of leverage because of his contract situation, he can't just pick exactly where he wants to go. The Celtics will be able to build a competitive offer, but they would be one of many teams lusting after Love's services. If the Wolves trade Love, there's no promise they will like the Celtics' trade offer most.


    What we should really take away from Love's series of interviews: He sounds very much like a man who wants out of Minnesota. We knew his stance before, but it's more obvious than ever now. He sounds like a goner to me.

     
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    Though he does hold some level of leverage because of his contract situation, he can't just pick exactly where he wants to go.




    This is not exactly true, he can only choose between the teams that can offer something in return to the Wolves, the Celtic's just happen to have the resources and their future is bright.  But love is most definitely in the driver's seat...

     
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    mabey he will disappear and we can get back to building a contender

     
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    mabey he will disappear and we can get back to building a contender

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    If DA pulls the trigger on this deal - I am on board! 

    In DA we trust! 

     
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    The Celtics are hosting a draft night party at the garden. As a STH they have never done this. They are doing something big I think.

     
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    Prediction: Love to the Magic on draft day.

     

     

    ...the King of the Rumba Beat...

     
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    If you read the Chad Ford piece it reiterates everything I said previously. The Celtics don't ever have a draft night event. Something big is coming. I'm calling it now! I will be in attendance that night.

     
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    Prediction: Love to the Magic on draft day.

     

     

    ...the King of the Rumba Beat...

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    Interesting, but not sure who would pass him the ball.....they would still have no PG, and MN would be picking 4, 12 and 13!

     
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    The Celtics have a good chance of acquiring Kevin Love.  Even if the Celtics sign Love they still need to acquire additional pieces to get back to competing with Miami, Indiana.  Other teams are also going to make trades and acquire top draft picks before the season begins.  

     
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    The Celtics have a good chance of acquiring Kevin Love.  Even if the Celtics sign Love they still need to acquire additional pieces to get back to competing with Miami, Indiana.  Other teams are also going to make trades and acquire top draft picks before the season begins.  

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    I do agree but who else is out there. All great teams have at least 3 superstars or stars. Still need a good draft pick. Don't really want any aging vets on their last leg.

     
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    The Celtics have a good chance of acquiring Kevin Love.  Even if the Celtics sign Love they still need to acquire additional pieces to get back to competing with Miami, Indiana.  Other teams are also going to make trades and acquire top draft picks before the season begins.  

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    I do agree but who else is out there. All great teams have at least 3 superstars or stars. Still need a good draft pick. Don't really want any aging vets on their last leg.

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    except  Paul 

     
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