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Love Me Not? Celtics Waiting On Meeting With Kevin Love

BOSTON (CBS) -- NBA free agency opened at midnight Wednesday, and players have already started chatting with teams about potential deals.

The Celtics are hoping to get such a meeting with free agent forward Kevin Love, but are currently stuck in limbo on that front according to Adrian Wojnarowski.

The Celtics made a hard push to trade for Love last offseason, before the Cleveland Cavaliers were able to swoop in with first overall pick Andrew Wiggins an complete a deal. Love struggled a bit as the third wheel in Cleveland, averaging 16.4 points and 9.7 rebounds during the regular season -- the lowest of his career since his second year in the league.

He appeared in just four playoff games for Cleveland, averaging 14.3 points and seven rebounds, before suffering a shoulder injury courtesy of Celtics forward Kelly Olynyk. Love said earlier this offseason he had forgiven Olynyk, a statement that came after he said he would remain in Cleveland.

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The fifth overall pick in 2008, Love has averaged 18.7 points on 45 percent shooting and 8.7 rebounds per game over his seven-year career in Minnesota and Cleveland.

Love is reportedly scheduled to meet with the Los Angeles Lakers this week, but is expected to re-sign with the Cavaliers this offseason.

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