Well, as impossible as it sounds, the Celtics might just have a chance to lure a big time player in free agency.
KL will only commit 2 team w winning culture. Meaning Celtics r in his sights, as are Bulls. Both have lots to exchange....— Peter Vecsey (@PeterVecsey1) February 20, 2014
Thank you Bill Russell, Tommy Heinsohn, Bob Cousy, John Havlicek, etc.
Without them, apparently the Celtics would have no chance at one of the greatest power forwards in the league, Kevin Love.
Currently in the doldrums of Minnesota, Love is looking to compete for a championship. It's hard to ever see it happening there, Love would be the first big name to willingly sign in Boston (without having already been playing here of course) since Domininque Wilkins in 1994.
That "winning culture" card is really all the Celtics have got to reel in free agents. The cold weather, subpar night life and.. other factors I shouldn't list... certainly don't help make Boston seem like an ideal place for NBA players. However, if you like being part of one of the most historic franchises in league history and the most successful franchise in sports history (look at all those banners), then look no further than the Boston Celtics!
Of course, the Celtics aren't the only one with the "winning culture" card so it's going take more than that. The Lakers have that same sort of history and they have a nice warm climate where Love played his college ball to boot.
For what it's worth, Timberwolves GM Flip Saunders denies that Love will opt out of this contract.
Rumors of Love telling me he's opting out & wants 2 b traded r false. Last convo I had w/ him was him telling me how bad my sports coat was.— Flip Saunders (@Flip_Saunders) February 20, 2014
Kevin Love: "Boston is a great city... free agents would love to go there, especially with Stevens as a coach"
Could Kevin Love be Kevin Garnett's replacement in 3 years?
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