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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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Mikhail Prokhorov on the Nets Losing $144 Million: ‘It’s Not a Big Deal’

Nov 4 2014 10:25am CST | Source: slamonline

Brooklyn Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov spoke to the local media for the first time Monday night since January, and he more than made up for his 10-month absence. Prokhorov shrugged off Jason Kidd’s shocking departure to Milwaukee. He talked about why trading for veterans Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett was good for business, and said he’s not losing any sleep over having lost a record $144 million in baske ...
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Post Up: 15,000 and Counting

Nov 4 2014 8:00am CST | Source: slamonline

Rockets 104 (4-0), Sixers 93 (0-4) Houston and Philly’s records remain each other’s opposites after last night’s game in the Wells Fargo Center. James Harden’s potent performance (35 points and 9 rebounds) paired with both Dwight Howard (11 points and 14 rebounds) and Trevor Ariza’s (24 points and 7 assists) solid numbers gave the visiting Rockets an edge over the hometown Sixers. Although Philadelphia rema ...
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Nets’ Lopez returns, leads Brooklyn to victory

Nov 3 2014 9:21pm CST | Source: Sportsnet.ca

NEW YORK — Brook Lopez couldn’t explain how happy he was to be back, though his smile said enough. For the Oklahoma City Thunder, it was more misery. Lopez scored 18 points in his first regular-season game in about 11 months, leading the Brooklyn Nets to the biggest home-opening romp in franchise history, a 116-85 victory over the injury-depleted Thunder on Monday night. "I can’t put it in wor ...
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6 weeks ago

Nets’ Lopez returns, leads Brooklyn to victory

Nov 3 2014 9:21pm CST | Source: Sportsnet.ca

NEW YORK — Brook Lopez couldn’t explain how happy he was to be back, though his smile said enough. For the Oklahoma City Thunder, it was more misery. Lopez scored 18 points in his first regular-season game in about 11 months, leading the Brooklyn Nets to the biggest home-opening romp in franchise history, a 116-85 victory over the injury-depleted Thunder on Monday night. "I can’t put it in words," Lopez said. "It was great to be b ...
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6 weeks ago

Nets’ Lopez returns, leads Brooklyn to victory

Nov 3 2014 9:21pm CST | Source: Sportsnet.ca

NEW YORK — Brook Lopez couldn’t explain how happy he was to be back, though his smile said enough. For the Oklahoma City Thunder, it was more misery. Lopez scored 18 points in his first regular-season game in about 11 months, leading the Brooklyn Nets to the biggest home-opening romp in franchise history, a 116-85 victory over the injury-depleted Thunder on Monday night. "I can’t put it in words," Lopez said. "It was great to be back out there. I’ve missed it for a ...
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6 weeks ago

Prokhorov downplays team’s financial losses

Nov 3 2014 7:10pm CST | Source: Sportsnet.ca

NEW YORK — Brooklyn Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov said Monday he will not give up control of the team and downplayed the club’s money losses last season as "not a big deal." Speaking before the Nets’ home opener, Prokhorov says he is willing to listen to offers to sell a minority share of the team but that nothing is imminent. There had been reports last month that he had been involved in discussions about s ...
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6 weeks ago

Prokhorov downplays team’s financial losses

Nov 3 2014 7:10pm CST | Source: Sportsnet.ca

NEW YORK — Brooklyn Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov said Monday he will not give up control of the team and downplayed the club’s money losses last season as "not a big deal." Speaking before the Nets’ home opener, Prokhorov says he is willing to listen to offers to sell a minority share of the team but that nothing is imminent. There had been reports last month that he had been involved in discussions about selling part of the team, tho ...
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6 weeks ago

Prokhorov downplays team’s financial losses

Nov 3 2014 7:10pm CST | Source: Sportsnet.ca

NEW YORK — Brooklyn Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov said Monday he will not give up control of the team and downplayed the club’s money losses last season as "not a big deal." Speaking before the Nets’ home opener, Prokhorov says he is willing to listen to offers to sell a minority share of the team but that nothing is imminent. There had been reports last month that he had been involved in discuss ...
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6 weeks ago

Prokhorov downplays team’s financial losses

Nov 3 2014 7:10pm CST | Source: Sportsnet.ca

NEW YORK — Brooklyn Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov said Monday he will not give up control of the team and downplayed the club’s money losses last season as "not a big deal." Speaking before the Nets’ home opener, Prokhorov says he is willing to listen to offers to sell a minority share of the team but that nothing is imminent. There had been reports last month that he had been involved in discussions about selling part of the team, though general manager Billy King said afterward th ...
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6 weeks ago

Prokhorov downplays team’s financial losses

Nov 3 2014 7:10pm CST | Source: Sportsnet.ca

NEW YORK — Brooklyn Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov said Monday he will not give up control of the team and downplayed the club’s money losses last season as "not a big deal." Speaking before the Nets’ home opener, Prokhorov says he is willing to listen to offers to sell a minority share of the team but that nothing is imminent. There had been reports last month that he had been involved in discussions about selling ...
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Poch de la Rosa follows all major U.S. sports: NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL and the NCAA. His favorite teams are the Colts, Braves, Pacers, Sharks and Irish, respectively.

 

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