Boston Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge met the agent of Warriors’ Harrison Barnes and Cavaliers’ Kevin Love recently in a bid to boost his roster this summer.
The Celtics are trying to rope in a superstar to build around their All-Star point guard Isiah Thomas. The two players, who targeted by the franchise, are Cavs’ power forward Kevin Love and Golden State’s swingman Harrison Barnes. Jeff Schwartz represents both players and reportedly had a meeting with Ainge in the New York City.
Barnes has played a key role in Warriors’ success over the past two years and is set to become a restricted free agent this summer, as reports the NESN.com. But the Cavaliers are not happy with Kevin Love’s show and may consider a trade.
A trade of former first-round pick Barnes will be on cards if the Warriors find it’s too expensive to re-sign the forward and refuse to match a potential offer sheet. The trade could yield an asset in return for Golden State. And if Danny Ainge is looking to add quality, he must aim at signing young and healthy Barnes over the Cavs’ star, who failed to impress this season and is plagued by injuries.
But Danny Ainge “inquired” more about former All-star Kevin Love while he attended a workout with Excel Sports Management clients in NYC and spoke to Schwartz, according to the Real GM. The Celtics are pursuing Love for the past two seasons.
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