Boston Celtics Rumors: Celtics Plan to Pursue Carmelo Anthony, Tyson Chandler This Offseason? Kevin Love a 'Done Deal'? [VIDEO]
The Boston Celtics could make one of the fastest turnarounds in NBA history if their vision is seen through to the end. The Celtics have a plan to keep Rajon Rondo and add both Kevin Love and Carmelo Anthony to create their own big three.
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According to RealGM.com, the Celtics believe that they can land Love and are now in the business of persuading Carmelo Anthony to join the Celtics and make a run at multiple championships.
The source, an insider at RealGM.com, said, “The Love deal is pretty much done. I think the fact that Kevin Love is so out and about in Boston is something that Danny wants out there so he can show someone like Melo that he means business. The Melo thing is the one that is on the hush. Melo is the primary target. They need a scorer from the wing position. Cs need to get Love first in order to work one (with) Melo. That’s why Kevin Love is in town, he knows he is headed to Boston. Love is a done deal, the focus now is Melo. He was the primary target. Love opting in on his final year allows the Cs to sign Melo to a long-term deal first. Then work on a team-friendly deal with Rondo and then take care of Kevin. Also, could Tyson Chandler be dealt to Boston?”
Carmelo has to be desperate to win a championship at this point so seeing him opt out of his current deal would not be a surprise. The New York Knicks simply can't give Melo what he wants in the near future and, if Love ends up with the Celtics, Boston can give Melo his wish.
At the end of the day the Celtics are pushing hard to rebuild with established talent and not the draft. The Timberwolves could cash in now and get players and draft picks, or watch Love walk away next offseason as an unrestricted free agent. The T-Wolves will move Love at some point and, if it is before the draft, look for the Celtics to make a huge push for Carmelo Anthony as well.