Love in Boston

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    K. Love



    I like....

     
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    Re: Love in Boston

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    Kevin Love will just make the Celts a playoff team, not a championship team.

    But I think if the objective of the owners is just to make money then Kevin Love will suffice.

     

    Think about it, Rondo and Kevin Love versus Lebron's team or Durant's team?

    The Celts will always exit in the 2nd round of the playoffs.

    I mean just watch the east and west finals this season and you'll know that Lebron and Durant on a different level.



    Agreed, but Love and Rondo will make one very tasty draw for this club. It's a very good start.

     
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    Kevin Love will just make the Celts a playoff team, not a championship team.

    But I think if the objective of the owners is just to make money then Kevin Love will suffice.

     

    Think about it, Rondo and Kevin Love versus Lebron's team or Durant's team?

    The Celts will always exit in the 2nd round of the playoffs.

    I mean just watch the east and west finals this season and you'll know that Lebron and Durant on a different level.



    In DA we trust! If it is Love - then DA must have a plan (Mayo and ??) 

     
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    More Love in Boston!


    K. Love


    Marc Atiyeh was walking down Boylston Street with his mother on Saturday when he spotted Kevin Love.


    Atiyeh, a Celtics fan, immediately recognized the Minnesota Timberwolves All-Star forward, whose visit to Boston this weekend has created a stir among Celtics fans hoping their team can land Love in a potential deal, maybe this summer.


    Atiyeh then turned to his mother, who’s not much of a basketball fan, and told her that Love was one of the best players in the NBA.


    Atiyeh’s mother then told Love that her son had just graduated from Harvard and asked if he would mind taking a photo with him. Love was happy to oblige and took about five photos, one of which has spread like wildfire through social media.


    “He was super, super friendly — super, super nice,” said Atiyeh, a 22-year-old from Lebanon who graduated with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering.


    Before the two parted ways, Atiyeh said he told Love, “MVP next year.”


    Love smiled in response.

     
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    Re: Love in Boston

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    Agreed, but Love and Rondo will make one very tasty draw for this club. It's a very good start.

     

     



    It would be the start and it would also be the end because both Rondo and Love are due for contract extensions that are worth the max.

     

     

    Remember, both Rondo and Love didn't get the max the last time they re-signed with their respective teams.

     

    Rondo is gunning for that 108m contract.



    but they both know the formula for title contention. you need a "big 3". and they know that. 

     
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    In DA we trust! If it is Love - then DA must have a plan (Mayo and ??) 




    Even if get Love and Mayo to play with Rondo, you really think that will be good enough to eliminate Lebron's team or Durant's team?


     


    I'm pretty sure the Celts will not be winning a championship in the next 5 years.


    But the Celts will also make the playoffs for the next 5 years if Love comes to Boston.


     


    So what's the downside?


     


    Celts will have no lottery picks.


    No lottery picks means the Celts will have no shot at the next NBA superstar.




    Love is an NBA superstar - I rather take a shot at a sure thing - versus - sitting back in late May each year and watching another team win the lotto and get the best player!


    Trust DA - If he trades for Love - there is likely more to his plan!

     
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    In DA we trust! If it is Love - then DA must have a plan (Mayo and ??) 

     

     



    Even if get Love and Mayo to play with Rondo, you really think that will be good enough to eliminate Lebron's team or Durant's team?

     

     

     

     

    I'm pretty sure the Celts will not be winning a championship in the next 5 years.

     

    But the Celts will also make the playoffs for the next 5 years if Love comes to Boston.

     

     

     

    So what's the downside?

     

     

     

    Celts will have no lottery picks.

     

    No lottery picks means the Celts will have no shot at the next NBA superstar.

     



    Love is an NBA superstar - I rather take a shot at a sure thing - versus - sitting back in late May each year and watching another team win the lotto and get the best player!

     

    Trust DA - If he trades for Love - there is likely more to his plan!



    i agree with this...if DA is planning to bring in love...there will be more to it...

     
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    Retweeted by Baxter Holmes
    Arash Markazi @ArashMarkazi · 6h
    Kevin Love grew up watching old tapes of 1980s Lakers-Celtics games. "When other kids were watching Big Bird, I was watching Larry Bird."

     
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    Love is an NBA superstar - I rather take a shot at a sure thing - versus - sitting back in early June each year and watch another team win the lotto and get the best player!




     




    Trust DA - If he trades for Love - there is likely more to his plan!




     




     




     





    Yes, Love is a superstar, but not on the same level as a young KG.


     


     


     


     


     


     


    Love has never averaged 1 block per game his whole career.


     


     


     


    Celts are going to need an Asik type Center to compensate for Love's not being good on defense.


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


    Whatever plans DA has, the question remains, will it be good enough to beat Lebron's team or Durant's team?


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


    Lebron has 3-5 years left of playing at a very high level.


     


     


     


    Durant has 5-7 years left of being the best or 2nd best NBA player.


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


    Rondo, Love, and Mayo are not good enough to beat Lebron or Durant.


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


    Remember the 1990s when nobody could beat MJ in the Finals?


     


     


     


    This is a similar situation.


     


     


     


    It will always be Lebron or Durant or both in the Finals every year for the next 5 years. 


     




    Let me ask you this - at the end of last season, if someone would have said the Cs could trade PP, KG, and Sully for K. Love + earn the right to swap 1st round picks with the Nets in 2017, what would you have said in response?


     


    My point being, K. Love will likely cost 3-first round picks (equivalent of Nets haul - minus rights to swap 2017 picks) and Sully!


     


     

     
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    Re: Love in Boston

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    Agreed, but Love and Rondo will make one very tasty draw for this club. It's a very good start.

     

     



    It would be the start and it would also be the end because both Rondo and Love are due for contract extensions that are worth the max.

     

     

    Remember, both Rondo and Love didn't get the max the last time they re-signed with their respective teams.

     

    Rondo is gunning for that 108m contract.



    Where have you seen this? I've heard a few people on here say he's wanting a max deal. Yet no one has shown me an article or listing where Rondo has stated this, or even let it be known. Love is worth it, IMO. Rondo isn't, IMO. Is it just everyone stating their assumptions? I haven't heard anything from Rondo or his camp stating that he's wanting a max deal. The only thing I've heard is that he wants to stay in Boston, but too, he wants to try free agency. That tells me, he knows he's not worth/going to get max dollars. So he'll try to get as much as he can via the open market. That's my hunch.

     
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    In DA we trust! If it is Love - then DA must have a plan (Mayo and ??) 

     

     



    Even if get Love and Mayo to play with Rondo, you really think that will be good enough to eliminate Lebron's team or Durant's team?

     

     

     

     

    I'm pretty sure the Celts will not be winning a championship in the next 5 years.

     

    But the Celts will also make the playoffs for the next 5 years if Love comes to Boston.

     

     

     

    So what's the downside?

     

     

     

    Celts will have no lottery picks.

     

    No lottery picks means the Celts will have no shot at the next NBA superstar.



    Fierce, if this past draft has shown anything, along with our past chances of getting that "superstar" via draft, it's that we definetly should NOT pin our hopes to the draft for the next Lebron/Durant. Not that we can't get a diamond in the rough who will exceed expectations, like we have before (PP, Rondo). I'm just not into praying for losses all season long, then keeping my fingers crossed come lottery time only to be let down yet again. Have we not been let down enough? Love and Rondo is better then crossing those fingers for ping-pong balls that NEVER go our way. This past lottery really sucked the wind right out of my sails when it comes to building a young team through the draft. Too, I don't think we'll give up ALL our surplus of lottery picks for Love. I'm not sold on the Melo idea myself.

     
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    Re: Love in Boston

    A healthy Kevin Love is a dominant Kevin Love.

    That's what we've learned this season, as Love continues to destroy stat lines like today's NBA is a video game and he's the unabashed puppeteer, setting opponents' competition levels to "super easy, they wear cinder blocks as sneakers" mode.

    Love is averaging 26.4 points, 13.3 rebounds and 4.1 assists per game on the season. If his current numbers hold, he will become the fifth player in NBA history to post such benchmarks for an entire year, joining Hall of Famers Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Billy Cunningham, Wilt Chamberlain and Elgin Baylor.

    The transformation he has undergone truly is remarkable. Love has always been a double-double threat, but he's strengthened the passing element of his game, making him someone who could flirt with a triple-double on any given night.

     
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    Re: Love in Boston

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    Fierce, if this past draft has shown anything, along with our past chances of getting that "superstar" via draft, it's that we definetly should NOT pin our hopes to the draft for the next Lebron/Durant. Not that we can't get a diamond in the rough who will exceed expectations, like we have before (PP, Rondo). I'm just not into praying for losses all season long, then keeping my fingers crossed come lottery time only to be let down yet again. Have we not been let down enough? Love and Rondo is better then crossing those fingers for ping-pong balls that NEVER go our way. This past lottery really sucked the wind right out of my sails when it comes to building a young team through the draft. Too, I don't think we'll give up ALL our surplus of lottery picks for Love. I'm not sold on the Melo idea myself.

     

     



    Here's the thing, after 3-4 years of getting eliminated in the playoffs, the Celts will be back to where they are at this point in time.

     

     

    And that is searching for a solution to make it back to the Finals.

     

     

     

    If you're going to tell me that you're fine with the Celts just making the playoffs every year then I won't argue with you because that's a valid point.

     

    But I've been a Celtic fan for almost 30 years now and I'm really not into just seeing the Celts in the playoffs.



    And taking a stab at the lottery is better then a Rondo/Love start? There's nothing definite in those drafts, even if we actually did get lucky enough to get a top 3 pick. Even in this one. Parker, Wiggins, or Embiid is not going to get us past Lebron/Durant. Nor will any other foreseeable up-in-coming talent. They are completely unproven at the next level. I can't believe you would take a shot in the dark from scratch, over a Rondo/Love starting foundation. Only 3-4 years? Love is only 25-26. And Rondo is only 27-28. We had 4-5 good years out of PP, KG, RA, and they were entering their mid 30's.

    Thanks for the link on the "Rondo contract" topic. But from would I understand, it's more assumptions. He's going to try to get what he can, but it's not going to be a max deal. If it's close to, I can live with that. After all, he is a perennial all-star, and the current face of this franchise.

     
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    Re: Love in Boston

    When you have a shot at getting the best PF in the game - you take that shot!

     
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