Celtics may be interested in Kevin Love trade involving 'high lottery' draft pick - Metro US

Celtics may be interested in Kevin Love trade involving ‘high lottery’ draft pick

Kevin Love Celtics trade Kevin Love could very well be shipped out of Minnesota this offseason. Credit: Getty Images

Timberwolves forward Kevin Love wants out of Minnesota, as he reportedly told the T’Wolves’ front office that he has no interest in signing a contract extension and that he will leave the team next summer if he is not traded.

The Celtics immediately popped up as a possible destination for Love and Yahoo Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski wrote Sunday that the C’s and Lakers would be willing to trade away “high lottery picks” in the upcoming draft in a deal that would land the 25-year-old All-Star forward.

Not only is Celtics president of basketball ops Danny Ainge in good with Love’s agent, Jeff Schwartz, but the C’s boss also has a history with Timberwolves president Flip Saunders. Saunders served as a Celtics “advisor” during the 2011-12 season.

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