The Kevin Love story has been nice, and I honestly hope the Celtics can actually get this deal done. The Celtics landed the 6th pick, and that's good enough to trade to the Wolves. Ainge had this to say about the pick.
"Like I said from the beginning of the year, I think that the draft, there's not a franchise player in the draft, but I do think that there's starters," Ainge said. "I do think that there are a couple guys that can become all-stars down the road. No one is going to come in and just change the franchise overnight. A lot of risk in this draft, a lot of potential in this draft, but I do think from a depth standpoint it's pretty good, meaning that I think we could still find a player that is a starting-caliber player with the No. 6 pick."
Come on Danny! You need to sale this pick, don't under sale the pick. Especially when you want Kevin Love. Danny is standing pat on his view that this draft isn't full of LeBron's or Durant's. But what about Love's status on perhaps playing in Boston?
A source close to Love told (Comcast SportsNet basketball analyst Tim Welsh) that the three-time All-star, "wants to play for an organization that's going to be a winning organization; not necessarily I have to go to a championship team now, but a team that's going to be built to move in that direction. Maybe it'll take a couple years. That's OK. But he needs a change from Minnesota."
Welsh added, "but he's a professional. He wants to go where there's the best opportunity for him which would be in a winning organization and he respects the history of the Celtics."
This continues to sound like a real thing for Boston. I would deal the 6th pick easily for Love, and the 17th pick along with one of our young guys. I would love to keep Sullinger, but he has the most potential. Let the fireworks begin.