Minnesota Timberwolves look set to lose star man Kevin Love this offseason with the player intermitting that he would like a move away from the franchise before 2015 free agency.
With Love at the top of his game right now his comments have sparked interest from a host of NBA franchises. Amongst the teams mentioned at the top of the list has been the Boston Celtics.
The storied franchise has yet to come out and confirm their interest but it looks like they were given a helping hand this weekend with two big names seemingly starting their own recruiting drive for the 2014 All-Star.
Love was spotted in Boston over the weekend enjoying a Red Sox game at Fenway Park and it is fair to say his presence in Beantown sent Celtics fans into a bit of a frenzy with rumors and speculation quick to follow.
That only escalated further when an image of Kevin Love and Celtics player Rajon Rondo talking at the ball park emerged on social media. And when fans realised that Love's agent Jeff Schwartz was with him at the game Sunday speculation only increased.
Not content with just one Boston legend chipping in to help bring Love to the Celtics this year, Red Sox legend David Ortiz took to Twitter to do his bit for the city:
"Yo @kevinlove, if you need advice on moving from Minnesota to Boston just let me know #CityOfChamps," wrote Big Papi.
Ortiz himself swapped Minnesota for Boston back in 2003 and it is fair to say the move worked out well for him.
Of course whilst Love will likely have appreciated the efforts of two big names to welcome him to Boston his future is not in the hands of Rondo or Ortiz.
The Timberwolves hierarchy continue to emphasise their desire to keep Love with the team next season, but with the player having the opportunity to opt out of his deal and walk away in free agency in 2015 many believe it is only a matter of time before Love is seen holding up the jersey of another franchise.
Whether Boston are that franchise remains to be seen but giving him the star treatment over the weekend surely can't have harmed their chances. Their readiness to win now however may have done.