Report: Wolves Believe Celtics Have Best Trade Offer for Kevin Love!

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    Report: Wolves Believe Celtics Have Best Trade Offer for Kevin Love!

    Report: Wolves Believe Celtics Have Best Trade Offer for Kevin Love
    The Minnesota Timberwolves believe that the Boston Celtics trade offer for Kevin Love is likely going to be the best package they are going to get, according to a new report. Will the Spurs' Finals Win Break Up the Heat's Big Three?

     
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    I LOVE it!!!!!

     
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    With the NBA Draft just nine days away, the trade market for the Minnesota Timberwolves’ Kevin Love is starting to heat up again. According to a new report from ESPN’s Chad Ford, the Wolves may be coming to the realization that the best trade offer for Love may come from the Celtics.

    But 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.
    Analysis: Ford’s report is a welcome sign for Celtics fans that have heard conflicting reports in recent weeks on whether Boston’s trade package would be enough to land Love.

    The more you look at the potential list of suitors for Love though, the more sense it makes that the Celtics will be able to make a top bid if they choose. The Rockets reportedly know they are outgunned in any trade offer for Love already.

    On the Kevin Love front, I'm told the Houston Rockets are pretty sure they're outgunned in terms of having the assets that Minnesota wants.

    — Sam Amick (@sam_amick) June 11, 2014
    Teams like the Bulls, Suns, and Warriors can offer young talent such as Jimmy Butler or Harrison Barnes for Love, but lack a high lottery pick Boston can provide in a deal. Additionally, the value of players like Barnes or Butler is limited since they only have a year or two remaining on their current rookie-scale contracts. After that, both players will be due for serious raises in free agency, limiting their value to a rebuilding Minnesota team.

    A Celtics package of this year’s first round picks (6+17), Olynyk (under contract for three more years) and Sullinger (under contract for two more years) would provide the Wolves with young cost-controlled talent they would crave for the remainder of the decade. Boston also has the ability to sweeten any offer with additional future first round picks or ample salary cap relief via the non-guaranteed contracts (Keith Bogans, Chris Johnson, Phil Pressey, Chris Babb) on their roster.

    Signed first round picks are under a team's control via rookie-scale contracts for four full seasons, making them particularly appealing to rebuilding franchises. The Celtics have nine first round picks over the next five seasons that they can use in any deal.

    There’s still plenty of time for other teams to jump into the fold for Love with more competitive offers, but with their bevy of assets you can bet Boston's front office will remain in top contention for Love's services until the Wolves pull the trigger on a deal.

     
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    Too much, way  too much.

     
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    In response to billge's comment:


    Too much, way  too much.




    Agreed...Love is a very, very good player but not worth this much capital, especially since he hasn't said he'd sign a long term deal and could be in Free Agency with Wee Devilman PG next year and gone...for what? Way too much to give up...it sparks of abject desperation.


    Oh yeah, it doesn't gaurentee getting DEEP into the playoffs at all....I'd rather see them stay the course or trade UP in this draft and NOT mortgage their future for a one and done in the playoffs because that's what it would be.

     
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    Agreed. Its like a 5 or 6 for 1 trade. He's good but not that  good.  Who will be left to play with him?  Especially if Rondo leaves next year.

     
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    In response to billge's comment:

    Agreed. Its like a 5 or 6 for 1 trade. He's good but not that  good.  Who will be left to play with him?  Especially if Rondo leaves next year.



    4th in scoring, 3rd in rebounding, 2nd best passing big man in the NBA. 

    He is that good.

    Do you think that DA will just stop making changes and acquiring players after he gets Kevin Love?

     
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    What will he have left to trade, and who are the free agents he will get?

     
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    I don't favor that deal. They are giving up a lot...but also and maybe more importantly who's the vital cog? Love is a good, not great player. So it Rondo. 

    The assumption has to be they can sign Love and Rondo or they don't do it. Rondo will get the best deal from the C's. He'd sign that.    It's a good duo to build on. This is like Pierce with Allen needing a Garnett.  Who's the Garnett?  Plus who are the young Rondo and Perk to fill vital roles? 

     

     

     
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      Way too much.

     
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      That's way too much for Kevin Love.

     
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      Which picks and who do the Celtics get to dump on them.

     
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    In response to Fiercy's comment:

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      That's way too much for Kevin Love.

     

     



    Sully and 3 1st rounders is fair.

     



    + 1 - thankfully we have one of the best GMs in the business negotiating this deal! 

     

     
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    In response to CelticGreenLP's comment:

    In response to billge's comment:

    Agreed. Its like a 5 or 6 for 1 trade. He's good but not that  good.  Who will be left to play with him?  Especially if Rondo leaves next year.



    4th in scoring, 3rd in rebounding, 2nd best passing big man in the NBA. 

    He is that good.

    Do you think that DA will just stop making changes and acquiring players after he gets Kevin Love?



    Just one question:

    If Love is so good, why is Minny so bad?

     
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    Re: Report: Wolves Believe Celtics Have Best Trade Offer for Kevin Love!

    If Lebron bolts from Miami the East is wide open! 

     
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