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Wednesday, June 26th, 2013 at 10:32 am  |  21 responses

Brooklyn Nets Reportedly Want to Trade for Kevin Garnett


According to the NY Daily News, Brooklyn Nets GM Billy King has been in touch with the Boston Celtics about the possibility of acquiring Kevin Garnett. With Doc Rivers stunningly leaving them for the LA Clippers, it appears the Celtics aren’t ready to make any moves at the moment: “Garnett, 37, has a no-trade clause in his contract, which he vowed not to waive last season. But circumstances changed dramatically in Boston following a first-round playoff loss to the Knicks, with GM Danny Ainge committing to rebuilding and Doc Rivers bolting to the Clippers. A proposed deal that would’ve sent Garnett to the Clippers with Rivers was blocked by the NBA because it’s illegal to package a coach with players. Rivers’ new contract includes a stipulation that the Clippers and Celtics can’t swap players until the end of the 2013-14 season. So Garnett and his two-year, $24.4 million contract are seemingly on the market. His teammate, Paul Pierce, is probably also on Brooklyn’s radar after being a target for consecutive trade deadlines. As much as the Nets would love Garnett, it’s an unlikely pairing given the obstacles. Not only is it still unclear whether he’d agree to join the Nets — which is what King was hoping to figure out by reaching out to a third party — there’s also a very high hurdle of negotiating an inter-division trade. But it’s no surprise King inquired about Garnett, a 15-time All-Star and former MVP. The Nets not only desire a reliable starting power forward, they could use a vocal and respected leader. Garnett fits the mold.”

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  • OfftheWall87

    Don’t know who Boston would want outside of maybe MarShon Brooks. KG would fit in well in Brooklyn though.

  • OfftheWall87

    Don’t know who Boston would want outside of maybe MarShon Brooks. KG would fit in well in Brooklyn though.

  • OfftheWall87

    Don’t know who Boston would want outside of maybe MarShon Brooks. KG would fit in well in Brooklyn though.

  • Shifty

    I am a Boston fan through and through, and I am not sure who would give me more pain, KG leaving or PP, either way I am depressed. This sucks.

  • Shifty

    I am a Boston fan through and through, and I am not sure who would give me more pain, KG leaving or PP, either way I am depressed. This sucks.

  • Shifty

    I am a Boston fan through and through, and I am not sure who would give me more pain, KG leaving or PP, either way I am depressed. This sucks.

  • underdog

    I’m everything BUT a Boston fan, however even I wouldn’t want to see Pierce leave. KG has arrived to Beantown with his best seasons already behind him, I’m not even sure if he’ll enter the HOF as a Celtic.

  • Dfrance

    I don’t think players go in representing a team for the Basketball Hall of Fame as there is no NBA requirement for you to be inducted. For baseball you have to have played at least 10 years in the majors to get in as a player, so they usually attach a team to you.

    But KG is regarded as the one that turned the team around, he helped lead them to a championship and won the DPOY award there. I think that would qualify him to go in as a Celtic if it worked that way.

  • underdog

    You’re right. Thanks for pointing that out!

  • spit hot fiyah

    maybe humphries expiring. but i don’t see this happening. agreed that he would fit, but does he want to?

  • Mike Gilbert

    Humphries, Brooks and 2 future draft picks is actually a great deal for the Celtics, considering they have zero chance of contending next year. I mean what would you rather have, that haul or Deandre Jordan

  • Shifty

    Paul pierce will be one of the franchises greatest players but KG brought back the power of Boston. He set the tone for how te team should play, it’s work ethic, and reminded them of the past greats that played for this franchise. Also forgot, his twilight years includes multiple all defensive teams, defensive player of year, all star selections and all nba team selections. Hmmmmm that too me is 90% better then the rest of the league.
    But I am a Celtic fan so I am prone to taking sides.

  • OfftheWall87

    Whether he enters as a Celtic or not, I’m sure what means the most to him is the championship he won in Boston and the fact that he changed the culture of that organization with his intensity especially on the defensive end of the floor.

  • OfftheWall87

    I think he’d play there. He probably has a lot of respect for Jason Kidd. Plus, him, Deron and Lopez would be tough to deal with.

  • spit hot fiyah

    it’s possible, but only if he really sees them as a contender

  • RunNGun

    The Nets? I heard it was the Knicks. SMH

  • danpowers

    he was still DPOY and the best celtic during the finals even though he didnt win the finals mvp. i think that would be a valid point to have him in the HOF as a celtic as well as a timberwolf. i think it doesnt matter anyway. he was a great player and will go down in basketball history as such

  • Cartel

    The days when players go down with their team is over. And not always due to the player either, the franchise’s management will pull the trigger on a trade in a heartbeat. It’s sad to see but it’s basically the nature of the biz…

  • Jay Brodes

    that be great for jay kidd! helps deron out..rather have an aging KG than humphries! no brainer!

  • Ugh

    You get to pick which jersey is hung in your little box. I believe Wilt picked the Lakers over Philly, for example.

  • Clos1881

    I’m a big kg fan I was hoping doc would stay and they would play it out but now that he’s gone it feels like David stern gonna make my man retire by not allowing him to go to the clippers I can’t see kg going somewhere without out or pierce.

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