Jeff Schwartz Rumors
The Boston Celtics, who have been linked to Kevin Love for at least two years, may not have abandoned their pursuit of him. Danny Ainge attend a workout with Excel Sports Management clients in New York City recently and met with prominent agent Jeff Schwartz, a league source told RealGM’s Andrew Perna. Schwartz represents Love, as well as Harrison Barnes, who will be a restricted free agent this summer.
Brandon Ingram, the presumed No. 2 pick in next week’s draft is also a client of Excel, but Ainge is believed to have inquired with Schwartz about whether a trade for Love could be revisited. The Celtics hold the third, 16th and 23rd picks in the draft, as well as five second-round picks.
Barnes recently switched agents, hiring Jeff Schwartz of Excel Sports. While some execs feel Barnes is “too stiff” from a marketing perspective, every brand will be watching to see where Harrison lands. Should he end up in Los Angeles or as the focal point of a rising team, you can expect to see China-based brands like Anta and Peak emerge and make strong offers. Despite the early uneasiness with Jordan, Barnes is still expected to have the interest of Nike and Jordan Brand, should he decide to move on from adidas.