Report: Celtics' offer for Love may not be enough; Nuggets emerge as suitor
JUN 19, 2014 9:23a ET
The Minnesota Timberwolves are looking for a package that includes a "player of substance" along with draft picks, the Boston Herald reports.
The Celtics are reportedly willing to offer the Nos. 6 and 17 overall picks and either power forward Jared Sullinger or center Kelly Olynyk in order to acquire the All-Star power forward. But will that be enough to beat out other suitors?
"Minnesota looks at it that the team who gets the best player wins the trade," a source told the Herald. "If they do make this deal, they know they're going to be giving up the best guy in Love. So the picks they get will be nice, but they also want to get back a guy they know can play, a guy with some kind of track record."
FOX Sports 1/Yahoo Sports NBA Insider Adrian Wojnarowski reports that Timberwolves president Flip Saunders is not enamored with the offers from the Celtics, Phoenix Suns and Chicago Bulls.
The Golden State Warriors have reportedly shown interest and have the young assets (guard Klay Thompson and forward Harrison Barnes) that might entice Minnesota. But the big question is if the Warriors would be willing to break up their dynamic backcourt of Thompson and Stephon Curry.
The Denver Nuggets have also emerged as a dark horse to land Love. Denver could send power forward Kenneth Faried, forward Wilson Chandler and acquire Arron Afflalo from Orlando, according to the Herald.
Other teams that have reportedly expressed interest are the Cleveland Cavaliers and Sacramento Kings.