NBA Rumors: Boston Celtics interested in Thon Maker; but will they pursue Kevin Love?

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NBA Rumors: Boston Celtics interested in Thon Maker; but will they pursue Kevin Love?

Boston Celtics are showing keen interest in Thon Maker for the upcoming NBA Draft, but sources reveal that the franchise may not pursue Kevin Love in free agency.

Is it the right idea for the Celtics to go after Kevin Love again this summer?

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Love has been criticized in the Cleveland Cavaliers for his atrocious defense. The Cavs posted a thumping win over the Warriors in the Game 3 of the NBA Finals when Love sat out due to injury.

And the scenario regarding Love is complicated. It’s still unclear whether the Cavs are going to trade him or not this summer. If they do so, they may stick an unjust price tag on the power forward before putting him in the trade block. Phil Jackson and the Knicks are considering a trade involving Carmelo Anthony and Kevin Love with the Cavs. So, would it mean business for Boston to acquire him in an exorbitant price?

One needs to remember that Love signed a five year deal with the Cavs last offseason and will earn $21,165,675, $22,642,350 and $24,119,025 in the coming three seasons. He also has a player option worth $25,595,700 for 2019-20, according to the Boston Herald.

Celtics keen on Thon Maker

The Celtics also hold Nos. 16, 23, 31, 35, 45, 51, and 58 pick along side the third overall pick in the coming NBA draft. And the franchise is considering seven-footer Thon Maker of Sudanese descent as one of their second round pick.

Maker, who skipped college to announce himself for the NBA Draft is an enigma this summer. Many teams are considering the 19-year-old who was brought up in Australia and later moved to Canada for schooling. The Spurs will also have a thorough look at Maker this week, as reported by Sports Rageous on Thursday.

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