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Chuck - Red's Army June 17, 2014 Rumors 105 Comments

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This tasty morsel comes from ESPN Insider Chad Ford:

I still believe that Vonleh, Gordon and Smart are the heavy favorites if Boston keeps the pick, with Gordon being the choice right now given the way we have the draft board playing out.

But I continue to get strong signals that the Celtics are trying hard to use pick No. 6 and 17 along with future No. 1s and young players such as Jared Sullinger or Kelly Olynyk to persuade the Minnesota Timberwolves to trade them Kevin Love. One source close to the Wolves said that while Flip Saunders does not want to trade Love, he realizes the team likely will lose him this summer and the package the Celtics are offering is probably the best he’s going to get. Given the strength of the draft, picks 6, 13 and 17 could land them three young starters to help them rebuild their roster quickly.

What have I (and most of our readers) being saying since day 1 of the Kevin Love wants out of Minnesota sweepstakes?

If Danny Ainge really wants Kevin Love, he’ll get him because the Celtics have the unbeatable combination of draft picks, young players and salary cap relief.

All the reports that Saunders didn’t like our “rotation” players or that Chicago had the best offer were planted by Minnesota to drive up the price.

This trade is happening people. Trust me, we’ve had Kevin Love in our sights for 2+ years.

Update: Steve Kylar of Basketball Insiders is also reporting the Celtics are offering both 1st round picks this year:

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  • vitorrrr

    Screw that, first try for melo, if he opts out. And then Love, only if he agree’s to stay. If not, don’t think about 3 first, including both of this year. That’s a waste, we are rebuilding. What if he leaves, and we missed out on talents like gordan and vonleh, by trading them. Even with love and rondo, you ain’t winning the east, let alone beating the spurs, clippers, thunder, warriors, hell even portland, grizz and rockets. Love is unproven on a good team and in the post season, and his defence is horrible. Its also reported, he aint liked in the locker room and points fingers.

    • Evan Murphy

      This doesn’t make any sense. Try Melo first? Love is unproven on a good team and in the postseason, defense is horrible? Melo is a horrible defender, and his teams have never gotten out of the second round. I’d take the gamble on Love before Melo, being 5 years younger.

      • vitorrrr

        Melo is a lazy defender, but can. Love cannot and doesnt try. Love is on a bad team, with a bad offence, hence he can get 25ppg. Melo is on a team of chuckers, like shumpurt, JR smith, felton and so on and still scores high. Creating his shot, playing good ISO. Put melo with rondo and a good center and he will do better than love, with rondo and a good center. Just wait and see, love is overrated as hell. Just like PG, he the only offensive player on a bad team and can get his stats. But even so, with bad teams, melo got to the play ofs, with denver in the west and NYK, Love hasn’t. And he may not resign, thus being stupid to overpay and get dwighted.

        • Joe Schrage

          They aren’t making any deals for Love unless he agrees to resign first.

          • vitorrrr

            I hope so, most teams and I think celtics, said they would trade for a star without a promise of resigning.

          • Justin Quinn

            and that is why most teams don’t win championships. let’s buck that trend and rebuild smartly, not like a junkie jonesing for a fix.

        • Evan Murphy

          Love hasn’t had anywhere close to the talent on the bench that Melo has had in either Denver or NYK. For two years Melo had Nene, Afflalo, Billups and Ty Lawson and JR Smith and George Carl coaching.

          • LA Flake

            Agreed. When will folks realize that Melo is just not a winner?

        • Justin Quinn

          ‘dwighted’ – love it. stealing.

          • Herman Bubbert

            So the consensus is to pass on a top 5 NBA player and stake the future of the greatest franchise in pro basketball on a bunch of “might?”

            Jesus, I am dumber for having read the list of basketball-illiterate comments on this thread.

            Trading for Kevin Love is a no-brainer, dolts.

  • swissflix

    Olynyk AND Jared Sullinger AND both first rounders AND future first rounders…wow. That actually hurts and it might be too much to pay. We would not have much of a bench, after all. Not sure about this, especially because of Sullinger.

    • Alex Costa

      Agreed… I don’t mind giving away ONE of the two: Sully or Olynyk… but BOTH. That’s a bit brutal because I can see these two players becoming great players in the future.

      • John Granton

        The report says Sully OR Kelly. Personally, I don’t want to lose either.

        • Tyakack

          For kevin love you better lose one or the other. You can’t get a superstar like love without giving up something good.

  • Double P

    Not impressed with Olynyk anyway and Sullinger is a poor mans Love. My only gripe is the future first rounder(s). I’m ok with 6 and 17 but we need to maintain the future ones to acquire another piece.

    IF we get Love and somehow take Asik from Houston with our TPE we are going to have cap problems next year when Love and Rondo will be looking for raises. You gotta pull the trigger on it though!

    • LA Flake

      6 & 17 this year, ok. But future picks? ANNNNND Sully or KO? Isn’t that a bit too much for a guy who’s never led his team to the playoffs?

      • Justin Quinn

        AND only verbal promise to resign? WAY too much.

        • LA Flake

          Exactly. What if he and Rondo clash? What if they don’t win and Love decides to bolt?

          Danny should be the one calling the shots here. Flip knows he can’t keep Love. It’s either our assets or Taj Gibson and scrubs.

          • Justin Quinn

            i could see trading 6 & 17 plus bass, KO and a future second rounder for love and the 13. i think that would be a GREAT deal for all involved, once the BS stops flying.

          • LA Flake

            That’s the best package I’ve seen so far. I wouldn’t give a penny more than that.

          • KGino

            a few things came to mind when reading these…. 1.) Love would have made the playoffs by now if he played in the east. 2.) Once you get 2 all stars it becomes MUCH easier for that 3rd shoe to drop and 3.) Are we really still that concerned about Rondo’s attitude? I can pretty much GUARANTEE they’d get along, and Love would stay here, because he’d be playing for the most storied franchise in the history of the game. A few chats with bill russell and he’ll be ours for life

          • Justin Quinn

            saying it’s so does not make it so.

          • KGino

            dude was loyal to minnesota all these awful years… He’s a loyal guy you can tell. I’d be willing to bet my life that he’d resign here, that’s how sure I am

          • KGino

            Where were you like 2-3 weeks ago when Love was making love to Boston? Under a rock somewhere? Dude loves it here

          • BIG_HITTA1

            that whole Love trip to Boston was bizarre. I think it was way too public, way too Lovey, way to fake to be real. I think the motive was for Love and his agent to get the attention of teams he really wants to play for (e.g. G’State, Houston) and inform them that they better step up their game if they want to land him. If you think that Love trip was above board, you are gullible. And I am not concerned about Rondo’s attitude – i am telling you he is a misfit and is incapable of having adult friends and/or team mates that like him. Just call Ray Allen and get his input. Bottom line is Rondo is overrated and NOT worth $15M to $18M a yr. If you think he is an equal as one of the threesome of Lebron/Wade/Bosh or PP/KG/Ray Allen, then you are just a Rondo fan club guy.

          • Brad P

            Over the playoffs in the past 5 years, Rondo outplayed 5 of those guys

          • BIG_HITTA1

            so you would re-sign a 29 yr old with a re-built knee to a 5 yr contract for $18M per yr?

          • KGino

            Either that or it was exactly what it looked like… A player wanting to get to know a city more in case he does get traded there since there is a strong possibility, and he wasn’t originally sure if he’d like it. Maybe not, but hey, he went on record saying he liked it here and looked like he enjoyed himself as well. Remember in the end its up to the wolves to make the trade, not love.

            Ask Ray Allen for his input? LOL. Yea, lemme ask the one guy who KG Rondo and Pierce all have decided to snub since for the most part. Doc still calls/texts rondo. So tell me who the odd one out in that group was? The one that hardly any of them still talk to anymore? Or the one that they all keep in contact with still to this day and offer advice?

            I do agree, Rondo max contract should be 15 mil. Hit some free throws and play some D if you want more. That being said, his competitive fire and ability to make teammates better on offense (best in the league at that, in my estimation), leads me to believe he could be one piece of a Big 3 championship caliber team.

          • LA Flake

            I’m just speculating here without any evidence but…Love’s visit to Boston might have something to do with Pierce. Both P and Love have the same agent. P might’ve told Love that he should look into playing in Boston.

          • forever_green

            Now you’re just messing with my Pierce heart strings..

          • LA Flake

            I won’t disagree with all of your points but…
            F**K RAY ALLEN.

          • BIG_HITTA1

            trust me, I am also on the F**K RAllen bandwagon!!! He lied to the press about what Boston offered him. And then signed with the Douche…..I mean the Heat for less $ than Boston offered.

          • Justin

            Are Minny really going to deal Love to a Western Conference rival?

          • BIG_HITTA1

            NO team will trade for Love unless he commits long term. If Love will only commit long term to a WC rival, then Love will force the MN GM to do the WC rival trade. Saunders is not stupid and will not get zero in return for Love. Plus, when Love becomes a free agent he would probably sign with a WC team so what’s the difference?

          • Justin Quinn

            you being dead won’t win a banner.

          • Justin Quinn

            and let’s be honest, they want guaranteed money first, rings second.

            you can’t eat rings.

          • KGino

            let’s be honest, if you can get a top 10 player in the league in his prime without giving up an all star, you FN do it, or you’re an idiot

          • Justin Quinn

            when you give away valuable talent that comes from 1st rnd picks needed to create a functional bench a contender needs to win for something you can get for no picks in FA.. you’re an idiot.

          • KGino

            oh, so he’s not going to re-sign here after playing a year… But now he’s gonna come here in FA? Whatever works best for your argument, I guess

          • LA Flake

            Honestly, I like the idea of running our offense through Love, Green and Rondo. I think Green will THRIIIIIIIVE with Love manning the 4 position. Add AB and a post defender to that lineup and we’re gonna be playoff-bound for sure. I’m just saying that given the circumstances with Love wanting nothing to do with Flip and Sota, Danny should low-ball the hell out of them. 2 picks this year and KO. That’s enough.

          • Justin

            Agreed. Love would have made his mark in the Eastern Conference. Two All Stars and our History makes for a more enticing destination for second-tier players to come to.

            I honestly do not understand why anyone with some common sense continue to speak about Rondo as if he is some selfish, petulant child. His demeanour off the Court speaks volumes, and I believe he sought out K-Love at Fenway Park.

      • BIG_HITTA1

        Flake, totally agree that is wayyy to much. And know this, if Love won’t sign for many yrs with Boston as part of the deal, then Danny will not make the trade. Even adding Love (including losing a player or two get him PLUS not getting to pick 6th this yr) doesn’t get the C’s close to championship caliber. Just as important as getting Love is what the hell else is Danny going to do to bring in more talent??

        Below you mention what if Love clashes with Rondo. Well Rondo is so downright ODD that its a pretty good chance that Love won’t get along with Rondo. I say trade Rondo before his value drops any lower and use the Rondo chip to build talent on this yrs roster. Rondo can’t shoot, can’t create his own offense, can’t take the ball to the hole because he may get fouled and then embarrass himself at the free throw line, and his defense is not what it used to be. Maybe Danny can figure out a way to get Marcus Smart on the team?!

  • bill_nair

    If im Danny im not giving up Olynyk, our #17 or any of the Brooklyn picks.
    Sully, Bass, #6 our 2016 first and the Philly pick (likely 2 2nd rounders) and filler. Id give the Clippers or a protected 2018 pick but I think its a bit much. As long as we keep the Brooklyn picks im happy.

    • Justin Quinn

      pretty much agree, except i value sully over ko by a small margin – i think he’ll be the better player over time, and should not be traded.

      • bill_nair

        I like Sully more but hes pretty redundant with Love. If I had a choice id keep Sully but it would only hold him back playing behind Love.

        • Justin Quinn

          he *should* be redundant. he’s still in rookie payscale, and can/ should develop behind someone w more experience. then, if love doesn’t resign, we’re good. still redundant, trade him before rookie contract expires, win/win. can you say that w olynyk? what role does he fill that we need, redundant or no? still talented, but for this squad?

  • Scott

    The Celtics need players from the draft who can contribute right NOW. They also need scoring. First off they need a rim protector, so you need to trade for that. If I wanted an immediate contributor, I look over at McDermott, who is a four year player in college and can put the ball in the hoop and create some spacing for Green and Sullinger. It does look like the Celtics will probably trade for Asiks, so why not add Adrein Payne or TJ Warren at 17 to further add some scoring? Green can be an all star for the Celtics, but you people need to realize he needs more spacing to do his thing. This draft should be about getting some players who can create better spacing for Green and Rondo. The two draft picks need to be able to score the basketball. Let me add that those same two players need to be able to hit free throws. Forget about Love. If he scores like he did for Timberwolves, I think the Celtics will have another prima donna like Antoine Walker. Try to keep the scoring and rebounding distributed out among all the players. This strategy is good for morale and keeping salaries from getting out of hand. Also helps in creating a good bench.

    • Justin Quinn

      exum > vonleh > smart > gordon > like 6 other players > mcdermott for the 6

      who gets taken at 6 and if a trade is in the works has a lot to do w 17, but assuming drafting for need, napier, payton or lavine if a g is not drafted earlier, payne, capela or stokes if not.

      green’s motor is suspect. he’s hit his ceiling. get what you can while getting is good. sully has room to grow, esp w solid conditioning. olynyk’s is much lower.

      • Justin Quinn

        also, walker/love comp. makes zero sense. get holmes in FA or not. keep the pics.

    • Rick Rice

      Did you not read the article? The Celtics have a shot at K Love and immediate legitimacy as a contender in the East and depending what else they bring in, possibly in the NBA as hole. FORGET rolling the dice on draft picks that may or may not develop, WHATEVER IT TAKES GIVE US SOME LOVE DANNY!

      • Justin Quinn

        saying it is so does not make it so.

        say things don’t go as planned and c’s just miss the playoffs/ rondo reinjures leg etc etc

        love walks. maybe rondo too.

        suddenly, trading all those picks seems kind of stupid.

        no thanks.

        • bill_nair

          Theres just as much of a chance of those draft picks not panning out as things not going planned with Love and Rondo.

          • Justin Quinn

            i never said they should be kept. just get a signed contract for ‘em is all.

        • KGino

          What if this, what if that… What if he came here and we somehow obtained Parsons/Asik? What if we made a run to the ECF next year?

          Love re-signs. Rondo re-signs. What if both took pay cuts to add that 3rd wheel, and we win the championship the next year?

          See, it’s easy to play that game. The point is, by adding him, you are MUCH MORE LIKELY to succeed than to fail.

          You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take

  • Rick Rice

    Almost too good to be true!! But hopefully it’s not!!

    • Justin Quinn

      multiple 1st rounders for a non guaranteed player is not good, it’s stupid.

  • NE_Celt

    All I can say is thank god I am not in Dannys shoes…there are so many options which could have so many possible outcomes…but what is stated above is true, if Danny wants Love, I think he will get Love…he has all the assets available to him…just depends how much he is willing to throw down on the table and risk Love coming to Boston and working out.

    Also, I know Sully and KO are being thrown out there for trade bait scenarios…but I would love to see both of them stay one more year and see how they develop. If Sully comes back in better cardio shape, and KO comes back with some more muscle…could be interesting…both would have some NBA experience and could just keep progressing with their games.

    • LA Flake

      I’d hate to see Sully go but if we get Love, he becomes redundant. I’m intrigued with KO but he and Love = no post defense.

      • NE_Celt

        Both excellent points. But even KLove needs a blow from time to time…then you insert Sully…and he goes all beast mode on the other teams reserves…me likey.

        • forever_green

          This is true but shouldn’t be a deal breaker.

  • RedsLoveChild

    All Cleveland has to do is offer the #1 pick….and Love will become a Cavalier.

    Boston is basically being asked to “gut” the franchise of 65%-75% of their best assets—Sully, all their present/future top picks—for a guy who is not a transcendent player.

    Love as a Celtic is very appealing….but, that`s an awfully high price tag.

    • Justin Quinn

      preach!

    • bill_nair

      Curious Red, but wouldnt you say our 2016 plus the clippers pick would be nothing in the grand scheme of things? Picks in the 20s for an all-star is a pretty good deal for me. I agree giving up 4+ picks for him is much but #6, our 2016 first (likely in the 20s if Love and Rondo stay, you can even protect it) and than either Clippers first next year, our 18 first (again you make this trade assuming were contending for the next 5 years. I dont make this trade no matter what if I dont think we can contend for that period of time) or the sixers pick (which is 2 second rounders). This doesnt seem much considering they get one lotto pick and a lotto talented player in Sully.
      so say Sully, #6, #20 in 2016 & #24 in 2018 for example. Id say Minny is getting the raw end of the deal here.
      Our BKN picks are untouchable if im Ainge I never trade those picks unless Durant is involved.

      • Justin Quinn

        too much. maybe if they threw in their 13, and no 2016.

      • RedsLoveChild

        I agree with every word you wrote…..however, I`m assuming the T-Wolves actually are holding out for those 2 BRKLN picks. That`s the deal-breaker.

        • Antmat0385

          I would be shocked if Danny gives him a brooklyn pick considering everything youre getting. Love is not KG.

    • adam

      I’d give them the 6th pick, next year clippers pick. Sully or Kelly,Bogans and that’t it. Love is not worth gutting the roster for. Have to save Green and the exception for another trade.

  • forever_green

    You guys sound like when we traded for another guy named Kevin.

    Are you guys used to losing already?

    • Justin Quinn

      hey, uhh.. what did we trade for that dude?

      OH YEAH, a guaranteed contract for a 1st rounder and assets under the OLD cba.

      see also: ray allen.

    • bill_nair

      many will have forgot how many C’s fans were against trading for KG. If we were in the top 4 i’d say no way in hell you trade for Love but at 6, whos really there? We hope Smart turns out to be anything oteher than a poor mans Waiters? Hope Sully gets into shape and KO can coexist on the floor with him? Hope Gordon can learn how to shoot a ball and become a decent scorer? And im a fan of most of these young rooks but im not waiting 5 years for any of them to become half decent pros just to watch Rondo get traded for pennies and go through years of terrible basketball all for the sake of a lotto pick. How many people actually watched games last year? More than 4? cause last year was dreadful and if were going the lotto route again (worked out for us well this year and 07 huh?) ill be sure to tune in at the start of next season.

      No thanks at the youth idea. Many fail to ignore we can go that route while obtaning a 25 year old all star. Its not 3 30 year old past their prime players again. Two of the oldest teams in the league made the finals, I dont get this obsession with placing all our eggs in the baslet of a bunch of unproven college players. Rondo/Love and whoever else we bring in over the next 2 years plus our 3-4 BKN picks will give us a larger window than we saw with KG and PP.

      • Justin Quinn

        yeah. you keep the picks and dev the players, trading before rookie scale expires, or package w assets. all draft = ml carr era. (NOPE) conversely, a contender can’t be built without rookie scale talent dev-ing on bench. see also: spurs vs heat.

        • Justin Quinn

          addendum: there isn’t a player alive worth trading more than 1 first rounder for a verbal agreement.

          not one.

          see also: lakers.

  • Shane

    I say keep our assets, continue to rebuild and hope that Love becomes a free agent next year, whereupon seeing the deep, young and talented team in Boston, he decides to sign with the Celtics. 1 more year of decent basketball means keeping our picks this year, keeping next year’s as well, and still having the potential chance at KLove, who absolutely wants to be here. Two first rounders this year, two next year, AND KLove. He has a known affinity for this city. Wait and play it out. IF he signs elsewhere, you still have 4 first round picks, one of whom might blossom into a star. Please Danny, preach patience. Don’t light the fireworks while they’re still on the barge…

    • Justin Quinn

      can i get a witness?!?

    • bill_nair

      If Minny plays the waiting game were better off playing the FA market. Hell, we could possibly get to keep our #6 and get Love at the deadline at a cheaper rate.

    • RedwasKing

      and then we lose rondo in free agency and Love will definitely not sign with us

  • art

    Danny is a pretty smart guy. He knows that he can’t give up the house for one player. One guy does not a championship make. Danny needs multi moves. Love would be nice but not nearly enough.

  • KGino

    Love would be the first shoe to drop fellas… You can’t look at it like we’re selling 70% of our assets for just one player. Once you have 2, people will WANT to come here, especially with how weak the East is. It doesn’t even have to be via trade at that point. I say do it for 6, 17, Sully and as little after that as you can do

    • Justin Quinn

      you don’t build teams on dreams and promises. you build them on guaranteed contracts.

      • KGino

        lol again, you musta been livin under a rock the other week when Love was here doing his welcoming tour

        • Justin Quinn

          you must have been living under a rock when dwight howard was definitely resigning with LA.

          and in the ML carr era. if you were even living, that is.

          • KGino

            lol… Now i know you’re a joke, comparing this to dwight howard.

          • Justin Quinn

            good comeback. punchy, addresses commentary w insight & substance: 2/10.

          • KGino

            Yes, thank you. You clearly don’t know much about today’s NBA if you’re comparing Love to Dwight

          • Justin Quinn

            i’m comparing players who promise to return to players under contract. if you can’t figure that out, you don’t know much about anything.

          • KGino

            you are?!?!?! Thanks for clearing that up.

            You are STILL comparing the biggest clown I have ever seen in the NBA to Kevin Love, i don’t care how you rationalize it. I wouldn’t trust dwight as far as i could throw him. He’s on a short list of players i wouldn’t take on the Celtics if you GAVE THEM TO US

          • Alex Costa

            Now now, let’s not kid ourselves here. Dwight is a young fella in his 20s that’s been making silly mistakes in his career that made him look like a diva. That’s fine. But if Dwight was to sign up for the Celtics, you’d be doing cartwheels of happiness.

          • KGino

            Nope, I mean exactly what I said, I would not allow him on the team if it were up to me. He is not a “Celtic” in any aspect of life. He hasn’t won anything either, and is one of the most overrated players in the league, no reasons for happy cartwheels

          • Kwame

            Boston does like it’s stars white

          • Curt Hays

            This was a stupid comment that doesn’t belong here.

  • Frank Aziza

    Keep one of the Nets pick. It could be lottery.

    • LA Flake

      And keep the Clippers pick. If Sterling sticks around, there’s no telling what will happen to their season.

  • James Fitzgerald

    i just dont think trading all the picks #6&17 is the answer .. even for kevin love the celtics need a lot more than just kevin love and would be left with little or no assets to get any more quality pieces

  • David Antalan III

    it should only be olynyk + 17th pick + Bass + green + 2015 clippers pick + nets 2017 pick + avery bradley= kevin love + kevin martin + 2nd round pick

  • Roy Sanchez

    Pull the trigger Danny. Give them sully, our two 1st this year and our own first next year. Pull the trigger Danny

  • Ron Flanders

    You guys don’t want to lose Sully and Olynyk….I didn’t want to lose Al Jefferson or Ryan Gomes, either. Granted, Love is no KG…but then, statistically, he was the 3rd or 4th best player in the entire NBA. The next great FA that signs in Boston will be the first in franchise history. Making this deal gives the Celtics hope to attract other stars.

  • Casey Plunkett

    Why would Boston include the 17th pick opposed to a future Celtics pick? Boston could grab a capable rotational player such as Kyle Anderson. If the Celtics are to model themselves after the Spurs than they’d have to gather capable players mid to late round and this would be the draft to do it. This yr’s 6th pick the C’s 2015 1st and 2016 1st is still one of the best offers out there. The Suns could compete but Love signing an extension is slim at best. If Boston feels they can get Gordon Hayward than sure they could include the 17th pick but other than that I’d say they should hold strong on keeping that pick. Bradley’s 3 and D doesn’t cut it and Boston needs more versatile players. They can’t just push the kitchen sink for Love and expect vets to come to come chasing rings as that is no the current problem the Heat faces (obv 2 titles already obtained) so that’s proof completing a balanced roster is no easy task.

  • Casey Plunkett

    Some mock drafts having Boston selecting Aaron Gordon and Zach Levine

  • Casey Plunkett

    Some mocks having Boston selection. Aaron Gordon and Zack Lavine if Boston send to the wolves they’d be worst shooting team of all time

  • Brian Soda Man

    Getting Love will make the Celtics better but if he’s getting a max contract its not worth it. Love will be the 3rd best player on a Championship team. Still would need a volume scorer and a Defensive big man.

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  • Casey Plunkett

    Boston should keep the #17 pick. It isn’t worth it to throw the kitchen sink in order to get Love. This draft would be the best draft to pick up a capable and versatile player mid round I.e Kyle Anderson. If Ainge feels he can acquire Gordon Hayward (16,5,5) than the #17th pick becomes expendable. 2 yrs Miami while being the league’s best player has proven that just acquiring stars doesn’t equal titles. No a roster as deep as the Spurs had is not necessary but a 9 man rotation is ideal. However my rant will likely be in vein as Ainge will likely ship this yr’s first round and buy a second round pick in search rotational player. It’s not like Boston places much value on proven rotational player; think Leon Powe and others allowed to walk after 08.

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