If the rumors are what we think — that the Celtics are talking to the T-Wolves about acquiring Kevin Garnett in a trade (first reported by Foxsports.com), then that would be pretty groundbreaking. That is considering the fact that KG is set to make a ton of cash, and that he previously was not interested in going to Boston. I personally am rooting for the deal, because it would make our man LB look bad, since he wrote that the T-Wolves would never get rid of Garnett. So much for that.
Let’s take a look at the proposed trade though, shall we. The package would include Al Jefferson, Gerald Green, Sebastian Telfair, Ryan Gomes, Theo Ratliff, and supposedly a pair of future first-round draft picks. I’m just wondering if Boston can find anyone else on their roster to dump. I mean what, that’s five players, they still have seven to go, right? Herschel Walker chimed in and thinks Boston is giving up a lot in the deal.
That’s not all. KG is set to make $22 mil next year, and $24 big ones the year after that. Between Ticket, Pierce, and Ray Allen, the Celtics will be committing 82% of their payroll. I’m not impressed. By the way, best of luck to them when KG’s contract is up. At least they’ll be able to build with their youth and draft picks. Oh wait. Maybe not.
LB’s Fearless Prediction:
Minnesota Would Not Trade Kevin Garnett