Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love is all set to challenge Golden State Warriors in Game 7 of the 2016 NBA Finals tomorrow night at 8 p.m. ET, and the rumors are swirling that he would be traded over the summer.
Love was traded to Cleveland before the start of the 2014-2015 NBA season but he never really fit in with them. In joining LeBron James and Kyrie Irving, it was expected that his numbers would decline, but Love is not he player that the Cavaliers' front office had in mind when they gave up Andrew Wiggins for him. While the Boston Celtics have long been rumored to recruit Love, they have failed in their efforts so far.
RealGM reported that Celtics general manager Danny Ainge still wants to acquire Love over the summer.
"The Boston Celtics, who have been linked to Kevin Love for at least two years, may not have abandoned their pursuit of him. Danny Ainge attend a workout with Excel Sports Management clients in New York City recently and met with prominent agent Jeff Schwartz, a league source told RealGM's Andrew Perna. Schwartz represents Love, as well as Harrison Barnes, who will be a restricted free agent this summer. Brandon Ingram, the presumed No. 2 pick in next week's draft is also a client of Excel, but Ainge is believed to have inquired with Schwartz about whether a trade for Love could be revisited. The Celtics hold the third, 16th and 23rd picks in the draft, as well as five second-round picks," Inquisiter reported.
Love averaged 26.1 points per game, 12.5 rebounds, and 4.4 assists in his final year with the Minnesota Timberwolves during the 2013-2014 season.