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NBA: Brooklyn Nets Acquiring Boston Celtics' Kevin Garnett Unlikely
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NBA: Brooklyn Nets Acquiring Boston Celtics' Kevin Garnett Unlikely

Jun 26 2013, 10:36pm CDT | by

The Brooklyn Nets, specifically GM Billy King, are reportedly interested in Boston Celtics forward Kevin Garnett. However, some NBA analysts say this scenario is highly unlikely.

The Brooklyn Nets are reportedly interested in Boston Celtics forward Kevin Garnett.  According to Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News, Nets general manager Billy King inquired about Garnett's...

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NBA: Brooklyn Nets Acquiring Boston Celtics' Kevin Garnett Unlikely

Jun 26 2013, 10:36pm CDT | by

The Brooklyn Nets, specifically GM Billy King, are reportedly interested in Boston Celtics forward Kevin Garnett. However, some NBA analysts say this scenario is highly unlikely.

The Brooklyn Nets are reportedly interested in Boston Celtics forward Kevin Garnett

According to Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News, Nets general manager Billy King inquired about Garnett's desire to join Deron Williams in Brooklyn. King didn't get an answer due to the uncertain situation in Boston. 

Garnett, 37, has a no-trade clause in his contract, which he vowed not to waive last season, per Bondy. The Celtics situation changed following a first-round loss to the New York Knicks, with Boston general manager Danny Ainge committing to rebuilding and Doc Rivers leaving for the Los Angeles Clippers. 

Mike Mazzeo of ESPN New York says, "KG is a future Hall of Famer power forward who still has plenty of talent and would bring leadership and toughness to a team that was thought to be lacking in both of those areas last season."

However, Mazzeo cites the Celtics' refusal to give the Nets permission to talk to Doc Rivers for their prior head coaching vacancy. Mazzeo raises the question of why the Celtics would ever trade Garnett, one of the faces of the franchise, to Brooklyn. 

He goes on to say it seems highly unlikely Ainge would deal Garnett, who still has two years and $24 million remaining on his contract, to an Atlantic Division rival. 

Bondy also agrees with this assessment. In his words, "it's an unlikely pairing given the obstacles." Not only is it still unclear whether Garnett will join the Nets, there's also the difficulty of having to negotiate an inter-division trade - an assessment consistent with Mazzeo's. 

Bondy emphasizes it came as no surprise King tried to reach out to the Celtics for Garnett, citing Brooklyn's need for a power forward and Garnett being the Nets' longshot free-agent target last summer

Garnett played in his 18th NBA season in 2012-13, averaging 14.8 points, 7.8 rebounds and 2.3 assists in 68 games with the Celtics, per ESPN stats. 

 

 

 
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Aug 31 2014 1:30pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

Whether Rajon Rondo's days with the Boston Celtics are numbered may depend on whom you ask. But it also hinges on whether there's actually a market for the 28-year-old floor general, especially in light of him becoming a free agent in 2015. The latest update on the four-time All-Star's status comes courtesy of Boston-based Jackie MacMullan, who revealed a surprising nutshell during a previously unair ...
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USA Basketball can never be fixed

Aug 29 2014 8:56am CDT | Source: SBNation

Jerry Colangelo and Mike Krzyzewski have made Team USA win again, but the structural program problems still exist and always will. A decade ago, USA Basketball suffered its worst humiliation ever: a bronze medal in the Athens Olympics. After going undefeated en route to three straight gold medals, the Americans lost three games in one tournament. Most nations would be thrilled with bronze. For the United States, it was a stunning disappointment fresh off the heels of a disas ...
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1 week ago

Is Rajon Rondo Entering His Final Season with the Boston Celtics?

Aug 26 2014 3:45pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

A bitter breakup doesn't appear to be in the works for Rajon Rondo and the Boston Celtics, but an amicable split could still be in their future. The 28-year-old mercurial point guard is quickly approaching a career crossroads, and he may find that his goals won't mesh with those of the rebuilding franchise. That is, however, a call that will likely need to be made over time. Both Rondo and the Celtics will enter the 2014-15 campaign ...
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NBA Rumors: Examining Whether Rajon Rondo Should Be Next Star on Trade Block

Aug 25 2014 10:15am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

With the Kevin Love trade having gone from painstaking whirlwind of inevitability to completion over the weekend, there is a strange sense of emptiness floating around the NBA.  For the first time this decade, the superstar trade market seems dead. In the past five offseasons, Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, Dwight Howard and Love—all rightfully considered among the dozen best players in the league—have been traded. Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett, although on their last legs, were sent pa ...
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2014-15 Season Must Be Joakim Noah's Finest as a Chicago Bull

Aug 24 2014 5:52pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

Joakim Noah of the Chicago Bulls is coming off one of the best all-around seasons in recent history. He must do even better in 2014-15, but not in the way you might think. He recorded 1,007 points, 900 rebounds, 431 assists, 121 blocks and 99 steals last year. Per Basketball-Reference.com, the only other players who have chalked up those numbers are Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (1975-76) and Kevin Garnett (five times). Only Noah won th ...
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Breaking Down Brooklyn Nets' Center Position for 2014-15 Season

Aug 22 2014 2:03am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

Last season, the Brooklyn Nets were weak at center. A year later, that same position will be one of the team’s biggest sources of strength. After Brook Lopez broke his foot 17 games into 2013-14, the Nets were forced to get tricky. Former coach Jason Kidd implemented a small-ball lineup that featured Paul Pierce at power forward and a combination of Mason Plumlee, Kevin Garnett and Andray Blatche at center. That lineup was successful enough ...
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Surprising Name Who Will Make a Big Impact for NY Knicks in 2014-15

Aug 21 2014 7:07am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

The New York Knicks are in need of help across the board if they are to turn things around and be competitive in the East this year, but with the help of a surprising name, they may just be able to do it. Andrea Bargnani once again fell victim to false expectations after being acquired in exchange for three draft picks, but upon his return from injury—and in a new regime—he could still turn out to be an impor ...
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Mason Plumlee's Emergence Gives Brooklyn Nets Brook Lopez Insurance

Aug 20 2014 3:34pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

Few rookies performed better than Mason Plumee did last season. The Brooklyn Nets big man filled in for an injured Brook Lopez and picked up some of the slack for a declining Kevin Garnett, eventually starting 22 games and averaging 7.4 points and 4.4 rebounds in just 18.2 minutes per contest. At the moment, the Duke product is looking to hang around (subscription to ESPN Insider required) Team USA as ...
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2 weeks ago

NBA Trade Rumors: Rajon Rondo Swap Would Prove Beneficial for Kings and Celtics

Aug 19 2014 6:00am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

It’s late August on the NBA rumor mill, which means even anti-rumors make the headlines. Basketball Insiders had the latest regarding Rajon Rondo: It appears that we aren’t going to see Rondo in a Sacramento Kings uniform next year, but that hypothetical trade would prove beneficial to both sides. Before digging into why, it is interesting to point out that Rondo discussed his future early in the offseas ...
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2 weeks ago

Can Carmelo Anthony Afford to Wait for the New York Knicks to Rebuild?

Aug 19 2014 1:19am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

The new-look New York Knicks' road to title contention will take time. Carmelo Anthony knows this, and he decided to re-up with the franchise despite fielding offers from teams with much clearer immediate paths to glory.  But the Knicks' newly secured 30-year-old star, who seemingly has everything but time at this stage of his career, says he's OK with waiting. Last week, Anthony told Raul Alzaga of Puerto Ri ...
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