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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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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 offseason, but it was long be ...
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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 ...
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Cleveland Cavaliers Prove Instant Rebuilds Aren't Dead After Kevin Love Trade

Aug 18 2014 10:56am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

Split-second turnarounds aren't dead.  Not in the NBA anyway, where the Cleveland Cavaliers have gone from clown to contender in a matter of weeks. Their about-face started with LeBron James' return and will end once Kevin Love's official-but-unofficial arrival becomes totally official.  At that point the Cavaliers will have a superteam—an instant monster that, under the right circumstances, can run away within the still-licentious Ea ...
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Paul Pierce and Al Pacino Kicked It on a Private Jet

Aug 17 2014 10:00am CDT | Source: The Big Lead

Paul Pierce shared this photo late Saturday night (or early Sunday morning, depending on your timezone), and it took me a little while to figure out that the other “boss chilling” (Pierce’s caption) was Al Pacino. It looks like they had quite the meal. It’s unclear if the photo was taken before or after Pacino’s one-man show at the Mirage in Las Vegas Saturday evening, for which the cheapest tickets ran $188.24. Related: Toronto Sun Headline: “Raptors vs. ...
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Wiz Insider: A more efficient Kris Humphries to provide frontcourt depth for the Wizards

Aug 13 2014 4:40pm CDT | Source: Washington Post Sports

Kris Humphries was unsure of his role last year when the Nets, a contender, shipped him to the rebuilding Celtics as part of a package to land Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett. Previous experience informed him franchises in rebuilding mode usually opted to play young players over veterans. Read full article ...
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Kevin Love Trade Puts Andrew Wiggins Under the Microscope Immediately

Aug 12 2014 9:39pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

On the one hand, recent remarks by Kansas head coach Bill Self suggesting that Andrew Wiggins would relish the challenge of becoming the face of the Minnesota Timberwolves speak to a drive and maturity uncommon for a 19-year-old rookie. On the other hand, be careful what you wish for. Wiggins might think his youth and inexperience will warrant him a few years of leeway, but for a fanbase as starved for relevance as this one, t ...
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How Will Brooklyn Nets Adjust to Brook Lopez's Return Next Season?

Aug 11 2014 3:07am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

The Brooklyn Nets have Brook Lopez back...for now. The oft-hurt center played in only 17 games last season after yet another foot injury. Now, coming off foot and ankle surgery, Lopez will return for his seventh NBA season, this time under new Nets coach Lionel Hollins.  The man who is arguably the most skilled offensive center in the league was in the midst of another tremendous scoring year when his season came to a halt, averaging 23.8 points per 36 minutes with a w ...
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Mason Plumlee says of course he wants to start for Nets

Aug 9 2014 4:00pm CDT | Source: NBC Sports

Plumlee's minutes will go up next season, but do really think Lionel Hollins would start him over Brook Lopez or ...
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Mason Plumlee Wants To Start For Nets

Aug 9 2014 2:06pm CDT | Source: slamonline

Nets center Mason Plumlee said he wants to start for Brooklyn next season. It’s a noble aspiration, but with a healthy Brook Lopez back in the lineup, it’s not a very realistic one. From ESPN.com: Second-year big man Mason Plumlee, currently vying for a spot on Team USA’s World Cup roster, said he would welcome the chance to start for the Brooklyn Nets next season. “Oh yeah,” Plumlee replied. “What ...
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Lionel Hollins Talks Nets' Future, Kevin Love, Team USA, Overseas Hoops and More

Aug 8 2014 11:01am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

The NBA envisions a day when Africa will have a booming basketball infrastructure, and a key individual who's been behind that movement is new Brooklyn Nets head coach Lionel Hollins. Hollins is a veteran to Africa. This week marks the eighth time he's been there for basketball activities and the fourth for the NBA's Basketball Without Borders (BWB) program, which includes community outreach initiatives. While in Johannesburg, Hollins ...
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