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This morning, ESPN's Chad Ford released his latest mock draft which included a few great points about what the Celtics could be looking to do with the number six pick. In addition to suggesting the Celtics use their pick on Aaron Gordon, he went into detail on exactly how that pick, in combination with other assets, is the key to the Celtics landing Kevin Love.

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.

Chad Ford, man. I knew I liked that guy! Nothing is final, but allow me to start counting some green and white chickens before they are hatched.

Now... I don't want to get ahead of myself, but can we get this meme to go viral please? It's basically a done deal, isn't it?

GIVE ME ALL YOUR LOVE, MINNESOTA!

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Padraic O'Connor 6/17/2014 11:12:00 AM Edit
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