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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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Lopez key to Nets victory over Maccabi Tel Aviv

Oct 7 2014 10:21pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

NEW YORK — Brook Lopez scored 20 points in his return from an injury-shortened season, and Deron Williams also had a strong return from surgery in the Brooklyn Nets’ 111-94 victory over Maccabi Tel Aviv on Tuesday night. Williams had 17 points and seven assists in Brooklyn’s preseason opener. The Nets now head to China, where they will play exhibition games against the Sacramento Kings in Shanghai and Beijing. Lopez played in only 17 games last season and was the Nets’ lea ...
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Lopez key to Nets victory over Maccabi Tel Aviv

Oct 7 2014 10:21pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

NEW YORK — Brook Lopez scored 20 points in his return from an injury-shortened season, and Deron Williams also had a strong return from surgery in the Brooklyn Nets’ 111-94 victory over Maccabi Tel Aviv on Tuesday night. Williams had 17 points and seven assists in Brooklyn’s preseason opener. The Nets now head to China, where they will play exhibition games against the Sacramento Kings in Shanghai and Beijing. Lopez played in on ...
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Lopez key to Nets victory over Maccabi Tel Aviv

Oct 7 2014 10:21pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

NEW YORK — Brook Lopez scored 20 points in his return from an injury-shortened season, and Deron Williams also had a strong return from surgery in the Brooklyn Nets’ 111-94 victory over Maccabi Tel Aviv on Tuesday night. Williams had 17 points and seven assists in Brooklyn’s preseason opener. The Nets now head to China, where they will play exhibition games against the Sacramento Kings in Shanghai and Beijing. Lopez played in only 17 games last season and was the Nets’ leading sc ...
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1 week ago

Lopez key to Nets victory over Maccabi Tel Aviv

Oct 7 2014 10:21pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

NEW YORK — Brook Lopez scored 20 points in his return from an injury-shortened season, and Deron Williams also had a strong return from surgery in the Brooklyn Nets’ 111-94 victory over Maccabi Tel Aviv on Tuesday night. Williams had 17 points and seven assists in Brooklyn’s preseason opener. The Nets now head to China, where they will play exhibition games against the Sacramento Kings in Shanghai and Beijing. Lopez played in only 17 games last season and was the Nets’ leading sc ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 

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