As NBA draft lottery news has cooled and the attention now turns to what teams will do with their picks, the plot has thickened as to whether the Celtics will end up using their No. 6 overall selection, or whether it could be included in a trade for Minnesota Timberwolves star Kevin Love.
It’s being reported that Love is currently in the city of Boston for the weekend, as reported by DirtyWater News:
Baxter Holmes , the Globe’s Celtics beat writer, also speculated on Love’s visit to the city, while also adding this may not be the only stop on Love’s summer tour:
I don't expect C's to do a Love deal without knowing that he'd re-sign in Boston. That said, him touring city is intriguing toward that end.— Baxter Holmes (@BaxterHolmes) May 31, 2014
Also wouldn't be surprised if Love scouts other cities where he might potentially end up.— Baxter Holmes (@BaxterHolmes) May 31, 2014
Globe NFL writer Ben Volin also tweeted that Love was seen with new Patriots corner Darrelle Revis:
Revis was one of the fellows hanging out with Kevin Love last night in Boston BTW— Ben Volin (@BenVolin) May 31, 2014
It has been reported that Love, who is entering the final year of his contract with Minnesota, will leave the Timberwolves in free agency if he isn’t traded. The team has yet to make the playoffs in Love’s six NBA seasons in Minnesota.