Nobody is more subtle than Kevin Love. pic.twitter.com/tLghd0mqGU
— Robert Ker (@bobbker) June 1, 2014
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“The last I knew Kevin was under contract with us, and I expect him to be playing for us next year,” Saunders said yesterday after a workout of draft prospects. “I don’t really dictate where guys go on vacation or what they do. They can go wherever they want to go.”
[...] As for those excited Celtics fans, Saunders said they should calm down.
“They’re the same fans who thought they had Tim Duncan,” he joked. “They still think they got Tim Duncan in the draft. I’m not really sure, but the last I looked he was playing for San Antonio, Old Man Riverwalk.”
Damn Flip. You mad just cuz your franchise player just had the best weekend of his life in Boston?
I mean, I assume it was the best weekend of his life. The weather couldn’t have been better. He hung out with Rondo and Gronk, probably DM’d with David Ortiz, and I heard Mayor Walsh made him breakfast in bed that was delivered by Maria Menounos.
I gotta check my sources on that last one.
Yes, Flip Saunders has no choice but to piss on this parade because, quite frankly, Boston Celtics fans acting like Kevin Love to Boston is more of a lock than the sun rising and Chuck getting rejected after 5 Shirley Temples at happy hour. That’s understandable since Love did everything besides grab some Celtics practice gear and run through drills with the guys.
But what we have to remember is that Love IS still under contract for next year. And even if he hits up Jason Terry’s tattoo guy before he leaves town, it’s still up to Minnesota to decide where he goes. Again, the Celtics can make a pretty good offer, but there are teams that can make better ones. So… (nsfw audio)
I would like to echo Ryan’s comment from last night… it’s impressive that the other athletes from other sports are so quick to jump into the recruiting of a player. The guy showed up unannounced and suddenly he’s got Papi and Gronk seeking him out to tell him how awesome it is here. That tells you something.
So you tell me how a guy can have the weekend Love had in Boston and not fall in love with this city. The only words of caution I have for Kevin Love are these: Don’t get so used to having this much free time in June if you come to Boston.
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