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Following Kevin Love’s Weekend Journey To Boston

According to multiple sources, All-Star forward Kevin Love was in Boston this past weekend to check out the city and “see what it’s like.” After “never really [spending] that much time” in the city, Love’s impromptu trip has been the main topic of conversation in Beantown, creating a whirlwind of speculation over the last 72 hours after speculation around the NBA about his possible future in the capital of the commonwealth.

Love started off his weekend with a trip The Greatest Bar (right down the street from TD Garden):

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Ironically, Love then went and checked out Club “Rumor” with some Patriots players, including recently acquired cornerback Darrelle Revis:

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On Saturday, Love was spotted by a recent Harvard grad while most likely drinking a Dunkin Donuts iced coffee — something you can’t get in Minnesota.

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Find out where Love went on Sunday…

On Sunday, he got ready for a day at Fenway at the nearby Cask ‘N Flagon:

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Love enjoyed the Sawx – Rays game from the EMC Club at Fenway with his agent Jeff Schwartz (who also happens to be Paul Pierce‘s agent):

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Then boom — all of a sudden, another NBA star is rumored to be at Fenway:

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Visual evidence was revealed of their meeting:

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And after the entire city of Boston serenaded the 3x All-Star, the mayor of Fenway offered Love his advice on moving from the Twin Cities to Beantown:

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Love followed Big Papi on Twitter shortly thereafter.

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While Love has made it be known he plans to explore free agency next summer, T’Wolves President of Basketball Operations Flip Saunders responded Sunday to the influx of speculation that came with Love’s weekend getaway.

“I don’t really dictate where guys go on vacation or what they do,” Saunders said after completing pre-draft workouts in Minnesota. “(Other teams) have no say. I plan on Kevin being here.”

While Flip currently holds the cards in this situation, Love has openly said he will opt out in the summer of 2015. The Timberwolves would most likely get nothing in return if they don’t trade him before the October 31 deadline.

With Minnesota most likely wanting young assets in return for a year of Love’s services, there is arguably no better trade partner than the Celtics. Boston owns six first-round picks over the next three years and that number could increase to seven if Philadelphia makes the playoffs next season. In addition, the Celtics own a 10 million dollar trade exception and intriguing young pieces such as Jared Sullinger, Jeff Green, Avery Bradley and Kelly Olynyk. They’re also a fun place to visit over the summer, as Love found out over the weekend.

Will Kevin Love end up in Boston?

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