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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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Report: Kevin Garnett eyes post-basketball position with Nets

Jul 27 2014 3:00pm CDT | Source: NBC Sports

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Is Rajon Rondo or Marcus Smart the Bigger Trade Chip for the Boston Celtics?

Jul 19 2014 9:10pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

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Celtics Rumors: Latest Buzz Surrounding Rajon Rondo and Evan Turner

Jul 15 2014 8:15pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

The free-agency period has slowed down just a bit after the biggest superstars announced their decisions, but there are still several players on the market. Along with the remaining free agents, quite a few trades are rumored to possibly take place. For the Boston Celtics, one of those players that's had rumors swirling around him for a while is Rajon Rondo. The floor general is the last remaining player from the glory day ...
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With Short-Term Contract, LeBron Holds More Leverage Financially And On Roster

Jul 15 2014 10:51am CDT | Source: RealGM Basketball Wiretap

LeBron James signed a two-year, $42 million deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers with the second season being a player option. It took several seasons for James to express it, but the way the collective bargaining agreement puts a cap on his earning potential on the floor bothers him. "At the end of the day, I don't think my value of what I do on the floor can be compensated anyway because of the CBA if you want this truth. ...
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Report: Kevin Garnett coming back to Nets next season despite Pierce departure

Jul 13 2014 5:05pm CDT | Source: NBC Sports

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Source: Pierce, Wizards agree on two-year deal

Jul 12 2014 11:29pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

Paul Pierce turns 37 in October and isn’t quite the offensive force he was when he was leading the Boston Celtics to the championship seven years ago. The old man showed last year in Brooklyn that he still knows how to knock down a clutch shot and grind out a playoff series victory, which made the up-and-coming Washington Wizards eager to add the man known as "The Truth." Pierce and the Wizards agreed to ter ...
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Source: Pierce, Wizards agree on two-year deal

Jul 12 2014 11:29pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

Paul Pierce turns 37 in October and isn’t quite the offensive force he was when he was leading the Boston Celtics to the championship seven years ago. The old man showed last year in Brooklyn that he still knows how to knock down a clutch shot and grind out a playoff series victory, which made the up-and-coming Washington Wizards eager to add the man known as "The Truth." Pierce and the Wizards agreed to terms on a two-year deal on Saturday night, a ...
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Source: Pierce, Wizards agree on two-year deal

Jul 12 2014 11:29pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

Paul Pierce turns 37 in October and isn’t quite the offensive force he was when he was leading the Boston Celtics to the championship seven years ago. The old man showed last year in Brooklyn that he still knows how to knock down a clutch shot and grind out a playoff series victory, which made the up-and-coming Washington Wizards eager to add the man known as "The Truth." Pierce and the Wizards agreed to terms on a two-year de ...
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Source: Pierce, Wizards agree on two-year deal

Jul 12 2014 11:29pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

Paul Pierce turns 37 in October and isn’t quite the offensive force he was when he was leading the Boston Celtics to the championship seven years ago. The old man showed last year in Brooklyn that he still knows how to knock down a clutch shot and grind out a playoff series victory, which made the up-and-coming Washington Wizards eager to add the man known as "The Truth." Pierce and the Wizards agreed to terms on ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 

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