Saturday, February 24, 2007

Garnett: Thank God for opt-outs

According to Steve Aschburner/Star Tribune, Garnett didn't sound too thrilled with the fact that the team made zero roster changes before the trade deadline.

Though KG can't opt-out of his contract til after the 2007-2008 season, the following are not exactly words some fans, including this one, want to hear:

"We made no moves. Typical," Garnett said in a raspy voice, apparently fighting a cold.

Asked if he had been hoping for a trade to boost the team's playoff chances, Garnett responded: "We're trying to get better, right? It is what it is."

"Thank God for opt-outs," Garnett said as he wrapped up the brief interview.

Rick Alonzo/Pioneer Press says that Garnett was later asked to explain his comments:
"I didn't say that," Garnett said over his shoulder as he exited down a corridor. "I said 'opts.' I said 'outs.' "