The Celtics have been quiet on the NBA market of late -- aside from agreeing to re-sign Avery Bradley -- but according to The Globe, Ainge has been "dogged" about his pursuit of Love and is convinced he can create a package appealing enough to get the Timberwolves to agree to trade their star.
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The Celtics are essentially out of salary cap space, but they do have a $10.2 million trade exception from the Paul Pierce deal they have to use by Saturday. They also have potentially talented rookie James Young to offer in a deal. While Young was ruled out of summer league with a neck injury, there was speculation the Celtics are keeping him on ice in case of a potential deal.
Love is set to be a free agent after next season. In 2013-14, he averaged 26.1 points and 12.5 rebounds per game and was named an All-Star for the third time. The 25-year-old has spent his entire six-year career to date with the Timberwolves.