Sunday, December 10, 2006

KG To Chicago Rumors

From the Daily Southtown:
Bulls general manager John Paxson inquired about Garnett prior to the draft in June, but Timberwolves operations chief Kevin McHale said he was off limits at the time.
Contrary to recent reports, the chances of Garnett in a Bulls uniform this season are slim at best.
According to a league source, if the Timberwolves (10-9) finally decide to part ways with Garnett in the near future, they would want the best possible chance to land phenom center Greg Oden in return. The Ohio State freshman is expected to turn pro next spring.
In that case, the Timberwolves would wait until after the draft order was finalized in the lottery before they pursued any such deal.

From the Chicago Daily Herald:
League sources indicated the Bulls and the Timberwolves have had some preliminary discussions about Garnett — and the price would be Luol Deng, Tyrus Thomas and possibly a first-round draft pick.

From Sam Smith/Chicago Tribune:
"I never get discouraged by anything when it comes to Chicago," Garnett said about frequent speculation he might be a trade target of the Bulls. "It always has been a second home for me. I never get discouraged by anything, West Side, South Side, nothing."