Kevin McHale thinks Kevin Love will fit in with Celtics
With the Cleveland Cavaliers reportedly listening to offers for star power forward Kevin Love, multiple teams across the league have come up as possible destinations. But according to one of the best big men in Boston Celtics history, Love would fit well with the Celtics. Former Celtics power forward Kevin McHale mentioned on NBA TV Tuesday the Celtics as a possible destination for the five-time All-Star.
“Boston’s a team that he might fit in,” McHale said. “With Kevin, he can really rebound the ball, everybody knows he can go get it off the board. You can play the five-out with Kevin. He can be the center.”
At 31 years old, the 6-foot-8 power forward is averaging 15.6 points, 10.5 rebounds and 2.6 assists shooting 42.9 percent from the field and 35.7 from deep.
Although the Celtics rank within the top 15 in rebounds per game as a team, they have no one averaging more than 7.2 per game.
Love would fit well in the Celtics small ball lineup. Six-foot-eight, 215-pound Daniel Theis is the same size as the Cavaliers power forward and he has been the Celtics starting center most games this season.
After six dominant seasons as a Minnesota Timberwolf, Love was traded to Cleveland in August of 2014. Love won a championship as a member of the Cavaliers in 2016. However, now at 5-19, Cleveland is in the midst of a rebuild and most are speculating that Love will get traded to a contender.
The Celtics, who are 17-6 on the season, are tied for third in the Eastern Conference. If anyone knows Love, it’s McHale who coached the power forward in Minnesota during his rookie year in 2009 when he was serving as the team’s head coach.